navy

  1. Kantai Kessen

    WI: Scharnhorst not torpedoed?

    During Operation JUNO in the course of the 1940 Norwegian campaign, the German battleships/battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau encountered HMS Glorious and her two escort destroyers, Ardent and Acasta. This did not go well for the British. HOWEVER: The resulting events meant that...
  2. Kantai Kessen

    AHC: HMS Rodney sinks the Tirpitz

    This is not that complicated. As many of us know, IOTL HMS Rodney contributed largely to the sinking of the Bismarck. Now try to make it so that she does in Bismarck's sister as well. Timing, context and method are up to your choosing. Nothing ASB is allowed though. Bonus points if Rodney...
  3. Kantai Kessen

    AHC: Different Deutschland-class Panzerschiffe for Reichsmarine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschland-class_cruiser AKA when the Germans decided to make the super-duper heavy cruiser The Deutschland-class was politically very effective, and had a lot of combat potential; it was misused, though, and had a lot of shortcomings. I am thinking of a timeline...
  4. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Ming Dynasty revamps their Navy in the 16th Century

    Historically, during the 16th Century, the Ming Dynasty's Navy was very poor, which is ironic, as nearly a century ago, they had Treasure Fleets to show their supremacy. After that, their Navy went into decline. Sure, they Ming had naval victories against the Portuguese in the 1520s, and the...
  5. Count of Crisco

    General Alyskan Navy Thread
    Threadmarks: Introduction to thread

    Recently on the alternate warships of nations thread I have been posting some ships from a Timeline I have been working on (link to the TL in my signature if your interested) and people seemed to like it. And I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread for some more ships so that the AWoN...
  6. Count of Crisco

    WI Dunkerque and Strasbourg in RN service?

    So lets just say for our purposes that the MN dispatches the two Dunkerque class battleships and a small task force, say elements of the Force de Raid, a light cruiser, two large destroyers, and three or four smaller destroyers, to help the British intercept the Bismarck when she sorties. The...
  7. Alpha_North

    What if Pepsi kept the navy?

    Pepsi was given 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer by the Russians in exchange for three billion dollars worth of Pepsi. So what could/would happen with Pepsi if they kept that navy instead of selling it for scrap recycling? Could they even?
  8. BillKerman1234

    US Navy Strike Cruiser timeline

    Hi guys! So, I was looking at some random US Cold War naval stuff the other day, and I came across the strike cruiser idea. Basically, in the 70s the US's plan for future naval development was to have 8 big, nuclear powered Aegis-equipped cruisers called strike cruisers (CSGN). Eventually, it...
  9. Count of Crisco

    A History of Alyska to the year 1800.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
  10. Gillan1220

    What if the Japanese battleship Nagato was reactivated and pressed JMSDF service?

    I have been thinking about this scenario for quiet some time now. So basically at the end of the war, Japan still had a few ships such as unfinished battleships, carriers, and submarines at the shipyards at the time of the Empire's surrender to the Allies. All of these became property of the...
  11. Gokbay

    Modern Washington/London Naval Treaty

    Putting aside how unlikely it is due to the basically uncontested US naval hegemony, how would a modern version of the Washington/London Naval Treaties look like? I would imagine the permanent 5 security council members would participate with maybe a few others too. Since no-one would build a...
  12. AHC: Make A WW2 Navy Better

    WW2 had a great many naval participants but many of these navies didn't achieve as much as they had the potential to. With a POD after February 6, 1922 (Washington Naval Treaty), create the best plausible navy for an OTL WW2 combatant. The only thing set in stone is WW2 still breaking out...
  13. SealTheRealDeal

    Post WWI Imperial German Navy

    You know the drill by now. WWI grinds to a white peace after the combatant nations have exhausted themselves. Only potential border changes are that A-L, Luxembourg and the German speaking regions of Belgium are up for referendum. Germany has lost most of its colonies. What does the German...
  14. SealTheRealDeal

    Post WWI Ottoman Navy

    Yup, I'm rounding off the set.* So, WWI grinds to a white peace. The Ottomans have kept it together well enough to limp across the finish line, at most losing Kuwait and Hejaz, and having some border adjustment with Russia. Do the Germans want their battlecruiser back? If they do, do they get...
  15. AdamNeuser

    WI: Safavid Empire collapses in 1590 (It's a weird POD I know)

    The year is 1590, decisive Ottoman and Uzbek military victories against the Safavid Empire, coupled with internal political problems put the Safavids on the verge of collapse. In OT, the Treaty of Constantinople in 1590 granted all land West of the Zagros Mountains and Caspain Sea to the Ottoman...
  16. Development of Royal Navy battleships without Naval Arms Race or even WWI?

    As the title says, how would the Royal Navy battleship develop without the Anglo-German naval arms race or even WWI? Say the Germans concentrate more on their Army, modernising their fleet but not attempting to challenge the RN? I’m assuming Dreadnought would still be built and all-big gun...
  17. SealTheRealDeal

    Post WWI Austro-Hungarian Navy

    Austria-Hungary has limped across the finish line to a white peace! How does the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine develop in the 1920s and 30s? Given that they weren't laid down yet, is the Ersatz Monarch-class design adjusted to accommodate lessons from the war? Could the Tegetthoffs get Italian-style...
  18. What other countries could have the Marine Corps separate from the Navy?

    What the title says. As I have seen, the United States is the only country that has the separation of the Marine Corps from the Navy. This doubt comes from one of my alternative histories that I am reforming, the Mexican Armed Forces are made up of the Army, Air Force, Navy, National Guard...
  19. Svyatoy Medved

    How to make the Soviet navy competitive with the West

    How could the Soviet Union have been able to keep pace, or at least keep not quite so far behind, the Western navies? Divide by allegiance rather than nationality: include allied navies in the total strength of both spheres. Historically, of course, the Soviets were kept tightly bottled up...
  20. Count of Crisco

    A history of the Confederate States Navy and the American naval Arms race, 1865-1930
    Threadmarks: Forward

    Forward Following the success of the proceeding, A history of the two navies of the American Civil war, 1860-1865*, it was decided to attempt a follow up work dealing with Confederate naval history up until the present day. As it was realized the sheer amount of work required it was decided to...
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