|♪♪ Yo ho ho, ♪♪ and a bottle of rhum ♪♪|
I already discussed how I acquired these ships in a previous post. Now I would like to present the opponent of the Hochseeflotte, the Grand Fleet. Again, these are mostly capital ships of the armored cruiser class of bigger. If I had all the big German ships, this time, a few hulls are missing, in particularly HMS Canada. Anyway, here is what I have.
|In line for the annual Coronation Fleet Review.|
|Race you to the finish line!|
Two oddities before concluding this post. HMS Erin was originally built for the Ottoman empire under the name Reşadiye, but was duly seized by the British in 1914 and renamed. Same for the extravagant HMS Agincourt, originally built as Rio de Janeiro for the Brazilian government who wanted something both spiffy and macho, so why not request seven double turrets? Everybody wanted a British battleship in those days.
There are 43 ships in this lot. At 3 points each, it sums up to 129 points, which will also count toward my naval duel with MilesR.
Aah what a fine set of Castles of the Sea you present us with... your fleet review picture is great. So we are off and running Saturday gang...