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 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: September 13th, 2016, 1:28 am 

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Been working with a lot of travel, so drawing has slowed down a lot. In six months I went to Chicago, Gettysburg (twice), San Francisco, San Diego (twice), Princeton NJ, Augusta GA, Fort Campbell KY, and NYC this weekend. Next few months is Middle of Nowhere Idaho, North Texas, two trips to Minnesot...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: The SMSWorld

 Post subject: Re: The SMSWorld Posted: August 22nd, 2016, 9:45 pm 

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It still took over 200 heavy caliber shell hits to sink her, and even that is still subject of debate.

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Real Gunbucket For Real Designs

 Post subject: Re: Real Gunbucket For Real Designs Posted: August 19th, 2016, 11:12 pm 

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Been waiting for this one!

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 11th, 2016, 3:45 pm 

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 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 11th, 2016, 3:37 pm 

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The last ships commissioned between 1900 and 1909 were two submarines, officially called "submarine torpedo boats". They were American C-Class subs built in the United States under contract. They augmented the coast defense arsenal of the navy, tasked to attack ships during the day while submerged w...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 11th, 2016, 3:31 pm 

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The torpedo boat fleet also expanded in this decade to expand the protected area of the Texas coast. The #7 class were bigger than their predecessors, faster, and had a longer range. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ao0vm87hhix47w0/RTX%20%237%20Class%20Torpedo%20Boat.png?dl=0 The #7s had a maximu...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 11th, 2016, 3:24 pm 

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The Texas Navy also developed destroyers to protect its capital ships against the threat of coastal and seagoing torpedo boats. The first class developed was the Abilenes, authorized in 1901 and commissioned starting in 1904. Four ships composed the first class: Abilene, Amarillo, Alvarado, and Atla...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 11th, 2016, 3:13 pm 

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The Texas Navy, 1900-09 This decade began with a disastrous start. The Great Hurricane of 1900, which struck Galveston on 8 September 1900, came close to destroying the entire fleet. Vessels already at sea were able to avoid the storm, but those in port were at great risk. The commander of the Navy...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 11th, 2016, 2:27 pm 

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Republic of Texas, 1900-09 Introduction In the first decade of the twentieth century, Texans shared the optimism and confidence that permeated the Progressive Era. Its agricultural economy was suspicious of business but stood on the verge of an oil boom that would make Texas an international symbol...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Republic of Texas 2.0

 Post subject: Re: Republic of Texas 2.0 Posted: June 1st, 2016, 9:34 pm 

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Construction started on coast defense emplacements in 1896. Was purchased for three forts, each fort garrisoned by one of the three coast artillery battalions. The first emplacement was an emplacement for two 10 inch disappearing guns, constituting one "battery". It was completed two years later at ...
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