warships

  1. Kantai Kessen

    WI: Alternate Operation Weserübung

    The POD for this is that the German light cruisers Nürnberg and Leipzig are not torpedoed by HMS Salmon on 13 December 1939, for whatever reason. This means that they are able to participate in Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Norway, in April 1940. The troop-carrying warships are...
  2. Sargon

    Rear Admiral Sir Horace Hood survives the Battle of Jutland

    As I was working on some more of my naval fiction stories recently, I was once more sidetracked (as one inevitably happens to be) by reading again about Rear Admiral Sir Horace Hood who was lost when HMS Invincible blew up at Jutland. Looking through his career history, he appears to have been...
  3. 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...
  4. Weapons and War without Industry

    So assuming that for whatever reason the industrial revolution (and all of its consequences) never occurs. Furthermore, all of the events leading up to it such as the European Agricultural revolution, are minimized or negated. So how do the weapons and strategies of war develop without...
  5. Count of Crisco

    Favorite "weird" early steel battleship

    The period between the launching of HMS Warrior in 1860 and the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 would see many numbers of warships in the period launched by many different nations, while some of these ships would prove to demonstrate the way forward and have innovative features that would...
  6. AHQ KGV class with 9x15" guns

    A quick question. Could the RN KGV class have been built with 3 triple 15" turrets rather than the two quad and one twin 14"? And, would it have made any difference to their performance in WW2. The POD would have to be the UK proposing that 15" rather than 14" guns be permitted for the new...
  7. Count of Crisco

    TLIAD. Armada Espana.

    Total loss. Following the navies disastrous defeat at the hands of the navy of the United States the Spanish fleet looked at what it had left. They did not have much, only the old battleship Pelayo, two protected cruisers and five destroyers out of what had until recently been a relatively...
  8. DBWI-Reverse the Post-WW2 fates of the Royal Navy and US Navy

    Today the Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal, the third of the new Inflexible class, was launched to great fanfare in Southampton. Meanwhile in America, the US Navy just commissioned USS Antietam, the largest aircraft carrier built for the US Navy since the WW2-era Midway...
  9. Sir Omega

    Best fleet of WWII

    Presuming 1939 levels of readiness and tonnage, which would have been the strongest Navy? Presuming a strictly maritime confrontations, no Fleet-in-Beeing policy, no Homefleets, and a neutral theatre of war. (For example, RN could confront USN in either the Atlantic or Pacific but not in the...
  10. What if Japan goes South West in WW2? - Story (Complete)

    West Wind Clear What if Japan goes South West - and tries to do a Britain first strategy? Introductionary notes Update - the story is now complete! The topic of why Japan chose to attack the US as well the Dutch and British in December 1941 comes up from time to time. My goal here is to...
  11. Logan2879

    HMS Hood Refit between August 1940 - April 1941

    I was wondering if HMS Hood would have gotten a eight month refit between August 1940 through April 1941 where would she get it and what would the refit be? I am putting up some pictures of her as refitted... What would it be?
  12. Alternate warships of nations

    Alternate warships of countries Modelled after "Political Parties of Alternate Countries" thread. What this should be (and maybe it should also be in another forum) is an existing/alternate country and its warship, just as it says on the tin. This can be as little as names and home port, or it...
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