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    Posted: 25 Jun 2009 at 02:35
From any period or era upto the 1960's. To start this thread off:

The Korean Turtle ship (aka... Geobukseon or Kobukson) belonging to the Panokseon class, intermittently used from the 15th to the 19th century.

File:Turtle boat.jpg
(Note the Ironclad top)

File:TurtleShip1415.jpg

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The British Navy's HMS Dreadnought (1906)


File:HMS Dreadnought 1906 H61017.jpg

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The French Navy's La Gloire - The first ocean going Ironclad ship

File:LaGloirePhotograph.jpg

and the British response was the HMS Warrior

File:HMSWarrior.JPG

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Speaking of Ironclads, the two famous ones from the US civil war period, in which Ironclads had first clashed was between The CSS Virginia USS Merrimac vs. The USS Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads

File:Monitorvirginia.jpg

And of course, i would not be an American if i did not include the USS Constitution, which is still commissioned to this day (Special note: Thanks and my recognition to Jallaludin Akbar for the idea behind this thread Smile)

File:USS Constitution 1997.jpg

The earliest known picture of the USS Constitution from 1858

File:USS Constitution ready for launch.jpg

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Nazi Germany's Bismarck (1940)

File:Bundesarchiv Bild 193-04-1-26, Schlachtschiff Bismarck.jpg

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The Yamato of the IJN (1941)

File:Yamatotrials.jpg

There is so much more out there. Feel free too share what you know or wahtever anyone may come across!




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thanks Smile

Here's another historic ship:

The famous Trireme-an ancient mediterranean warship


I've heard about the Korean Turtle ship but I don't know much about it. All I remember is it was pretty powerful when I played the Koreans in Age of Empires Tongue. How useful were thay in naval warfare?

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Originally posted by Jallaludin Akbar Jallaludin Akbar wrote:

thanks Smile

I've heard about the Korean Turtle ship but I don't know much about it. All I remember is it was pretty powerful when I played the Koreans in Age of Empires Tongue. How useful were thay in naval warfare?



I am assuming you probably made as many as your population caps would allow and as long as it did not take away from the quantity or quality of your other forces?

AFAIK.. they were a very useful and  a most powerful naval warship as far as quality was concerned in that period. But that quality was also tempered by the lack of quantity in the employment of these ships into an effectively large  fleet. Unfortunately the only information i a can gain on this is that half a dozen were in action at any one given time. Most especially in the 1590's to 1600's time period.
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The ship which appeals to me the most would be the Kaiser-class battleship (or was it a pre-dreadnought?) of the German Empire. The five ships (Kaiser, Kaiserin, König Albert, Prinzregent Luitpolt, Friedrich der Grosse) are what I consider to be the jewels of the Kaiserliche Marine.
 
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First of here's a picture of the Graf Spee.  One of my favorite vessels of WW2
Admiral Graf Spee
 
Now one of the three Panserscliff class ships.
 
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Finally a picture of the Scharnhorst.
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