royal navy

  1. Foreign Response to a Different RN

    Hi all, I am looking for some feedback on a portion of a TL I am (very slowly) working on. TL is more of less a Britiwank going all the way back to the mid 19th Century. My aim is to try and build a logical and reasonable (and hopefully interesting) story even while hitting many of the standard...
  2. WI Queen Elizabeth Class Dreadnoughts with increased range

    Hi all, This is another POD provided by Percy Scott's autobiography "Fifty Years in the Royal Navy". And so I need to give a disclaimer. A lot of Scott's book consists of essentially "The Admiralty could have/should have done X but they decided not to". The book is chock full of AH POD's. To...
  3. Earlier Depth Charges

    Hi all, So I came across the following quote recently in Percy Scott’s autobiography “Fifty years in the Royal Navy: “The depth charge, which ultimately turned out to be the antidote to the submarine, furnishes a remarkable illustration of Admiralty methods. Who invented it? It has even been...
  4. HMS Canopus at Caronel

    Hey all, I have been looking at WW1 British history lately and came across a POD that I was surprised to find no thread on. Maybe it exists and I just haven't seen it, in which case please post a link. OK, in the opening stages of WW1 Admiral Von Spee's Far East Squadron left Asia to raid...
  5. Earlier RN Armoured Carriers

    I was wondering just what it would take for the British RN to adopt the concept of the AFD/Armoured Box carriers earlier then they did IOTL? Instead of having Ark Royal being what it was OTL, could we have ATL Ark Royal become the first of the British Armoured carriers, as RN comes to an...
  6. Sārthākā

    A Better Decade - a British TL.
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - McKeena

    Chapter 1 While Britain had indeed come out of the Great War victorious, it was by no means an awe inspiring victory nor one that managed to make Britain stronger in the long run. Its war debt with America was extremely high which had turned Britain from a net creditor to a net debtor. Britain...
  7. AHC: German victory at Jutland

    What are the plausible ways that the HSF could've beaten the RN at Jutland?
  8. Stenz

    Development of Royal Navy battleships without Naval Arms Race or even WWI?

    As the title says, how would the Royal Navy battleship develop without the Anglo-German naval arms race or even WWI? Say the Germans concentrate more on their Army, modernising their fleet but not attempting to challenge the RN? I’m assuming Dreadnought would still be built and all-big gun...
  9. The Lethargic Lett

    Face Check: How much nepotism was there in the Napoleonic-era British Army?

    I've been trying to research an answer to this to no avail, so maybe the brilliant minds here at alternate history.com can help me out. The question in particular I have in mind is: if a minor army officer was dissatisfied with his posting, would he be able to get re-assigned if he complained...
  10. JorgeGG

    Invergordon Mutiny

    Hello there. Searching for unrelated things found the Invergordon Mutiny. It was as an industrial action by around 1,000 sailors in the British Atlantic Fleet that took place on 15–16 September 1931. Did not find a ATL that deal with it. Kind of amazing considering that the National Government...
  11. Simon

    British Armoured Cruisers at the Battle of Jutland

    At the Battle of Jutland the British had 8 armoured cruisers as part of the Grand Fleet. My question is how much use were they? Reading through some of the basic details it seems like half of them didn't really become engaged whilst the other half was sunk. I'm looking at a possible timeline...
  12. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Rumours of War The assassination of an Austrian Archduke would trigger a war that had been building for years. However, as the echoes of the shots died away, it was not immediately obvious that would be a world war. The Great Powers did not react immediately; ‘We should not be greatly concerned...
  13. Stenz

    PC: Earliest All or Nothing, three turret RN Battlecruiser?

    The battlecruiser as a design and concept splits opinion. There are those who see them as a mistake and waste of resources in general and there are those who see them more of a missed opportunity. IMHO, the genesis of the battlecruiser makes sense, the need for a “super cruiser” to combat...
  14. 16 inch stead of 15 inch

    What if the Royal Navy in 1912 decided that that it wanted a 16 inch gun in stead of otl 15 inch gun for the Queen Elisabeth BB? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_15-inch_Mk_I_naval_gun
  15. RelativeGalaxy7

    Remember the Rainbow: An Alternate Royal Canadian Navy TL
    Threadmarks: HMCS Rainbow Ceremony, August 9th 2014.

    August 9, 2014 Ceremony honours HMCS Rainbow, sunk 100 years ago today. By James Riley for CBC News This year marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of HMCS Rainbow during The Battle of the Farallon Islands, Canada's first naval engagement during the First World War. The battle was...
  16. The Austere Class Battleships
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - "HMS Austere"

    This is an itch I have been needing to scratch for some time now - I got the idea from Antony Williams ATL/ASB WW2 novel 'The Foresight War' and applied my fascination of the G3/N3 and O3 designs of Battleships coupled with the Naval treaty limitations of the day and also the problems of...
  17. Land of Hope and Glory - a 20th century timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Hello, I have decided to have a go at writing a timeline. Hopefully it goes alright! (on the other hand do not except to much or too regular updates) So, the plan is for a timeline set in the 20th century. I am British and so there might be a bias as to who get covered. I might also end up...
  18. MCPO-MagicalGeek

    What if the Washington Naval Treaty Failed

    Now this one is a question I've been thinking. If the Washington Naval Treaty Failed, what would happen to the various Navies in the world. The most common thing I heard is that the Royal Navy would be able to expand and the rest of the Commonwealth or Empire could get the Royal Navy's...
  19. WI: Greater British victory at the battle of Dogger Bank

    Lets say that the British manage to avoid messing up the signals are therefore sink more German ships. How does this effect German naval strategy? What about the future of battle-cruisers post war?
  20. 9.2" HMS Belfast

    If the Royal Navy decided that it would be useful to have some 9.2” cruisers, now that the LNT was kaput and what with the War, would it be possible to fit out HMS Belfast with 4 x 2 9.2” guns? Such a refit would make good use of the time between January 1940 and November 1942 she spent being...
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