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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #100 on: July 31, 2018, 03:09:06 PM »

You're missing out the end of the story Tail,
In 1921 Wolfe's sister ship Lord Clive carried a triple 15" turret instead of the single 18" in trials to test gunfire against the hulk of SMS Baden. There is a pic in the April 22nd 1921 edition of The Engineer (See Graces Guide)
The pic is the 18" gun being shipped in 1917.
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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #101 on: July 31, 2018, 04:08:59 PM »

It was a weird kind of recycling using guns off other warships.  Unbelievably, the 18" BL barrels had been meant for a cruiser.
The idea of being able to shoot over that distance must have been revolutionary.  32 miles is the same as having the gun in the center of Manchester and being able to land shells in Liverpool or the outskirts of Leeds.  It begs the question about how you report the fall of shot.
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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2018, 05:42:38 PM »


 It begs the question about how you report the fall of shot.


An airborne observation post perhaps? The one that springs to mind is the Fairey IIIA,  or similar.
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« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2018, 06:10:41 PM »

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« Reply #104 on: July 31, 2018, 08:30:51 PM »

An airborne observation post perhaps? The one that springs to mind is the Fairey IIIA,  or similar.
                                                                       

This would have been in WW1 Foward Observation Post and primative wireless, perhaps
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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2018, 05:14:59 AM »

                                                                       
This would have been in WW1 Foward Observation Post and primative wireless, perhaps


The IIIA was in RNAS service in 1917.
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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »

Hi Rickles23
The postage is probably the same price !!!
A 30 pound hull from UK 100 pounds postage !!!!
One magazine from France 8 Euros and 60 Euros postage, that, about $108 AU.
They think money grows or trees !!!!!

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Re: Re: Seen on EBAY - Worth a Look?
« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2018, 12:15:27 PM »

The IIIA was in RNAS service in 1917.

Indeed it was but was airborne signalling sufficient to the task?  The monitors always show a plethora of wireless aerials. Was airborne wireless telegraphy up to the task at that time? 
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« Reply #109 on: August 18, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »


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