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  1. Chris Triangle

    The Eagle and the Phoenix: a Less Than Splendid Little War

    The Eagle and The Phoenix: A Less than Splendid Little War Introduction. (You can skip this if you want to get to the war) The Lead Up to the War Note: I plan to expand this to cover the Cuban revolution in more detail and edit it as needed. The war itself is often regarded to have begun...
  2. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Rumours of War The assassination of an Austrian Archduke would trigger a war that had been building for years. However, as the echoes of the shots died away, it was not immediately obvious that would be a world war. The Great Powers did not react immediately; ‘We should not be greatly concerned...
  3. USS Indianapolis vs Panzerschiff Admiral Graff Spee?

    In a hypothetical battle situation who will win, USS Indianapolis (in her 1945 configuration) or the Graf Spee (respectively in her 1939 configuration) Round 1: Battle takes place in the North Atlantic,with optimal sea conditions (clear skies, calm seas etc). Both crews have already assumed...
  4. WI: War of 1812 United States Has More Frigates?

    What if during the War of 1812 the United States Navy starts the war with something like 22 to 25 Frigates? Say a few key differences in the Revolution, Barbary Wars and the Quasi-Naval war with France convinces enough members of Congress to loosen the purse strings enough to fund and maintain...
  5. Foushoo

    WI:USA Doesn't Join the Barbary Wars

    IOTL joining the Barbary Wars was a contentious decision as forming a US Naval force arguably resembled forming an unconstitutional "standing army". However, participating allowed the US to take its first steps to a confident presence on the seas, and to show the world that the US could defend...
  6. WI Lt. George H W Bush was not rescued in December 1944?

    WI Lt. George H W Bush was not rescued by the submarine “Finback” on 2 December 1944?
  7. WI: Italy vs USA 1891

    New Orleans: It was March 14 1891, a furious crowd of 3000 lead by William Parkerson was marching towards the local prison (Their intentions were clear: hundred of them were bringing guns.). The year before 19 Italians were accused of the murder of David Hennesy. That day in March 8 of them were...
  8. GauchoBadger

    WI: Chilean-American War in 1891

    I was pondering, what if the Baltimore Incident of 1891, which sparked a diplomatic crisis between the United States and a hostile Chile, had led to a naval war between both countries? There was a serious war scare at that moment, IIRC, and some of the US military staff advised a preemptive war...
  9. SsgtC

    The Navy Comes of Age
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    A/N: This is a vignette/part of a much longer timeline I'm currently writing. I'll be posting it in three parts (so maybe not really a vignette). The POD for the story here is the Continental Congress adopts a stronger version of the Articles of Confederation. Mainly, Congress is directly...
  10. AHC: USS Constitution sees action

    With any PoD after 1900, have the USS Constitution - the same wooden-hulled sail-powered USS Constitution as iOTL - see action in a war. Bonus points if it survives. Even more bonus points if it can somehow have a notable impact on the war. Right now, I'm thinking of a British-led invasion of...
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