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An 11-minute film that was once thought lost. If you think living on a modern submarine is a little cramped check out this sub. The dreadnought looks impressive, though. A pretty fascinating look an everyday Navy live from a century ago.

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The world quickly lost their fascination with dreadnoughts after Jutland.

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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The look of the "cage masts" on the US battleships of that day is quite unique. My Grewt grandfather served in "The Great War" aboard the USS Michigan if I remember right in one of the main turrets.

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Here's something else, for all you Navy guys. It's a color photo of the USS Texas from 1898.

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The USS Texas second-class battleship. The Texas was the forerunner of BB-1, USS Indiana. In modern parlance, the USS Texas would have probably been categorized as a Heavy-Cruiser or Battle-Cruiser, being under armored and with smaller armaments than that of a Battleship of the period. The USS Texas was the sister ship of the USS Maine which met an unfortunate end in the harbor of Havana. The Main and the Texas where not give hull designations.

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Here's probably the first dreadnought.

The CSS Stonewall

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Launched June 21, 1864

Specifications
Length 171 feet 10 inches
Beam 32 feet 8 inches
Draft 4 feet 4 inches
Displacement 900 tons
Propulsion Two reciprocating engines generating 1,200 h.p.
Twin screw propellers
Sail rig
Speed 10 knots
Armament One 300-pound rifle
Two 70-pound rifles
Compliment 135 officers and men

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[ 05-24-2017, 09:24 AM: Message edited by: ConSigCor ]

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