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by Brandenburg
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: German use of reduced charges at Jutland?
Replies: 14
Views: 9987

Re: German use of reduced charges at Jutland?

Please forgive another late response to this thread. I have read that during the run to the south Captain Zenker commanding the battlecruiser Von der Tann ordered some of his port compartments flooded in order to increase the elevation of his main guns. While not changing the ballistics this did ach...
by Brandenburg
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Pre-Dreadnoughts refitted to meet Dreadnought standard
Replies: 7
Views: 8299

Re: Pre-Dreadnoughts refitted to meet Dreadnought standard

A long after-the fact response: in any head-to-head exchange between a modified "updated" pre-dreadnought and a designed dreadnought, the lack of increased armor protection would render the pre-dreadnought nothing more than a sea bed anchor.