1. Wings

    Into the Fire - the "Minor" nations of WW2 strike back
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: A meeting in Paris (1929)

    French Ministry of the Navy, Hotel de la Marine, May 5th, 1929 It is a mildly hot day as French Minister of the Navy Georges Leygues stares at the pile of papers before his desk. The reorganization of the French naval force is in full swing, and there is still much to be done. Indeed, a...
  2. Two G3 'battlecruisers' instead of HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney and HMS Tiger (PoD 4pm 14/12/1921).
    Threadmarks: Two G3s are allowed in the Five Power Treaty.

    During the discussions regarding the Five Power Treaty between 12 November 1921 and 6 February 1922, it became clear that the IJN were determined to retain Mutsu and that the British ships were, on average, the oldest. By 30 November 1921 the parties were in deadlock. To thrash out a compromise...
  3. defconh3ck

    Scorpion's Tale - A World Unseen
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: Ocean of Tears

    Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new adventure. While we wait for my next large scale project, Horizon, I began to wonder about a new project, and a new story - one that takes us not to space (Right away, at least), but the bottom of the ocean. Scorpion’s Tale is a story of Cold War...
  4. Kantai Kessen

    WI: Littorio-class battleships license-built by Germany?

    This is a random idea but it suddenly occurred to me. I think the consensus of many students of naval history is that the Littorio-class battleships of the Regia Marina were fine ships, heavily armed, fast and well protected. They most certainly were more modern and capable then Germany's...
  5. Kantai Kessen

    AHC: Strongest possible Dutch Navy in time for WW2

    The Dutch Navy of the early 20th century was a mix of both good and bad. On the one hand it possessed a small but lethal and intensely professional submarine fleet that pulled its weight in the Second World War; on the other hand its surface fleet, a mixture of modern but small destroyers and...
  6. Count of Crisco

    De geschiedenis en schepen van de Nederlandse Koninklijke Marine (ALT Netherlands TL)
    Threadmarks: Preface

    Preface Throughout much of the period covered in this work the primary government naval base the Willemsoord base would begin construction in the Napoleonic wars and be repeatedly modernized since. Depicting the base as it appeared in the 1910s before a major fire the above image represented...
  7. WI: After Japan denounces the Naval treaties, the US withdraws and made changes to its initial builds (see post for details)?

    So I was thinking, what if after Japan denounced the naval treaties in 1936, the US said screw it and modified the plans for the NC class ships and instead based off their concerns for Japanese and German large cruisers/pocket battleships that were being built, decide to make the following...
  8. piratedude

    Alternate US Weapon development WI: Lee Navy So as I understand it, the M1895 Lee Navy was developed in response to the US Navy's call for a repeating rifle in the 6mm high velocity cartridge they had developed after seeing the trends and advantages of fast small bore cartridges...
  9. Kantai Kessen

    AHC/WI: Proper IJN battleships deployed at Guadalcanal

    If people here have watched the latest Drachinifel Drydock (24/10/21), he says at 11:36 that he would have sent the Nagato and the Mutsu down Ironbottom Sound during the 1942 Guadalcanal campaign to bombard Cactus Air Field, instead of the Hiei and Kirishima as they did historically during the...
  10. Kantai Kessen

    WI: Scharnhorst not torpedoed?

    During Operation JUNO in the course of the 1940 Norwegian campaign, the German battleships/battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau encountered HMS Glorious and her two escort destroyers, Ardent and Acasta. This did not go well for the British. HOWEVER: The resulting events meant that...
  11. Kantai Kessen

    AHC: HMS Rodney sinks the Tirpitz

    This is not that complicated. As many of us know, IOTL HMS Rodney contributed largely to the sinking of the Bismarck. Now try to make it so that she does in Bismarck's sister as well. Timing, context and method are up to your choosing. Nothing ASB is allowed though. Bonus points if Rodney...
  12. Kantai Kessen

    AHC: Different Deutschland-class Panzerschiffe for Reichsmarine AKA when the Germans decided to make the super-duper heavy cruiser The Deutschland-class was politically very effective, and had a lot of combat potential; it was misused, though, and had a lot of shortcomings. I am thinking of a timeline...
  13. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Ming Dynasty revamps their Navy in the 16th Century

    Historically, during the 16th Century, the Ming Dynasty's Navy was very poor, which is ironic, as nearly a century ago, they had Treasure Fleets to show their supremacy. After that, their Navy went into decline. Sure, they Ming had naval victories against the Portuguese in the 1520s, and the...
  14. Count of Crisco

    General Alyskan Navy Thread
    Threadmarks: Introduction to thread

    Recently on the alternate warships of nations thread I have been posting some ships from a Timeline I have been working on (link to the TL in my signature if your interested) and people seemed to like it. And I thought it would be a good idea to make a thread for some more ships so that the AWoN...
  15. Count of Crisco

    WI Dunkerque and Strasbourg in RN service?

    So lets just say for our purposes that the MN dispatches the two Dunkerque class battleships and a small task force, say elements of the Force de Raid, a light cruiser, two large destroyers, and three or four smaller destroyers, to help the British intercept the Bismarck when she sorties. The...
  16. Alpha_North

    What if Pepsi kept the navy?

    Pepsi was given 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer by the Russians in exchange for three billion dollars worth of Pepsi. So what could/would happen with Pepsi if they kept that navy instead of selling it for scrap recycling? Could they even?
  17. BillKerman1234

    US Navy Strike Cruiser timeline

    Hi guys! So, I was looking at some random US Cold War naval stuff the other day, and I came across the strike cruiser idea. Basically, in the 70s the US's plan for future naval development was to have 8 big, nuclear powered Aegis-equipped cruisers called strike cruisers (CSGN). Eventually, it...
  18. Count of Crisco

    A History of Alyska to the year 1800.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
  19. Gillan1220

    What if the Japanese battleship Nagato was reactivated and pressed into JMSDF service?

    I have been thinking about this scenario for quiet some time now. So basically at the end of the war, Japan still had a few ships such as unfinished battleships, carriers, and submarines at the shipyards at the time of the Empire's surrender to the Allies. All of these became property of the...
  20. Gokbay

    Modern Washington/London Naval Treaty

    Putting aside how unlikely it is due to the basically uncontested US naval hegemony, how would a modern version of the Washington/London Naval Treaties look like? I would imagine the permanent 5 security council members would participate with maybe a few others too. Since no-one would build a...