"Best" Pre-Dread Battleship

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BuckBradley
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"Best" Pre-Dread Battleship

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Hi all:

Wondering what your thoughts are on the best pre-dread (which includes the somewhat paradoxically named "semi-dreadnoughts"). Personally I'm having a difficult time deciding between the Brit Nelsons and the French Dantons. Who do you think would win a one on one (or a two on two if you're not into one on ones lol) between these two? What other considerations do you think come into play in picking a "best" (which I suppose we could define as which one would you chose for your fleet). Is it a different class altogether?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: "Best" Pre-Dread Battleship

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Anybody care to take a crack at this one?
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Re: "Best" Pre-Dread Battleship

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Hi. I would go for the British ships. The RN got much experience in shipbuilding in that era, the French were behind them. In Tsushima the Russians French designed ships suffered a lot. There were some French designs of the era that were really ugly, Charlemagne class, Massena class.
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