Id. battleship

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by AVV » 30 May 2011 17:28

Hello!
I would say this is one of early German dreadnought battleships - either Nassau, or Ostfriesland class.

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Polar bear » 22 Jun 2011 15:25

hi, Aleks and Sturm,
AVV wrote: ... one of early German dreadnought battleships - either Nassau, or Ostfriesland class
I don´t think so. In that case, the starboard aft turret of the heavy artillery hexagonal array should be visible.

IMO it´s one of the early German battlecruisers, probably (based on the position of the 6" guns) Von der Tann.

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Sep 2011 09:32

Hi all,

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Polar bear » 23 Sep 2011 21:37

hi

IMO it´s a German (Imperial) battleship of the KAISER-class, as there´s a platform above the upper searchlights

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Sep 2011 22:20

Thank you, polar bear,

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Jul 2012 11:28

Hi all,

Any idea?

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Mischa » 03 Jul 2012 06:20

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all, Any idea? Image from Ebay Sturm78


Hello,
too little detail, unfortunately. I think it will be one from the König - class. I can see only the two forward turrets. The flanking I missing.
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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Jul 2012 10:38

Thanks for your answer, Mischa.

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Paul_G_Baker » 04 Jul 2012 02:28

Hi Sturm78,

As a wild guess, could it be SMS Derfflinger?

There are empty (covered-over?) upper-deck casemates visible aft of the No 2 turret (Bruno), which would normally contain 15cm guns (mostly to fire forward); however Derfflinger was fitted with anti-roll tanks during construction and had to sacrifice her two foremost 15cm for reasons of space. She was the only ship of her class so treated.

But like I said, just a wild guess - I'm certainly not an expert!

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jul 2012 10:38

Paul_G_Baker wrote

As a wild guess, could it be SMS Derfflinger?

I do not know. Actually I'm not an expert in this area

Maybe someone can identify the ships of these photographs:

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Polar bear » 20 Jul 2012 16:59

hi,

IMO: #1 shows BAYERN or BADEN, # 2 and # 3 a KAISER-class BB

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Takao » 20 Jul 2012 18:53

#1 is SMS BADEN(BAYERN lacked the additional bridge structure)

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Jul 2012 12:04

Thank you very much for your help, Polar bear and Takao.


One more (from Ebay), although I know it is very difficult to identify:

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Feb 2013 10:44

Hi all,

Derfflinger ?? :?

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Re: Id. battleship

Post by Polar bear » 19 Feb 2013 11:18

hi,
Sturm78 wrote: Derfflinger ?
judging by the ship´s crest : Hindenburg

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