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Re: Historic Naval Images

Postby MikeJames » 14 Mar 2022 21:40

Al Pew's favourite vessel, the French Naval Ship Hoche!

Hoche commissioned in 1890, had a short and undistinguished career and decommissioned in 1908, a victim of brutally fast change in naval capabilities that she could not match. Dreadnought anyone?

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A painting of her launch in 1886

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Re: Historic Naval Images

Postby MikeJames » 13 Apr 2022 21:50

HMS Unicorn, the only aircraft carrier to conduct a shore bombardment when she used her four twin mount QF 4-inch Mk XVI dual purpose guns to shell North Korean coast watchers at Chopekki Point in 1951.

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