royal navy

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Ferd42

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. Ferd42

    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?
  13. 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...
  14. 1922 HMS Agincourt Refit

    In 1922, taking advantage of the Washington Naval Treaty Part 2 Paragraph II. (e), the Royal Navy took the opportunity to convert a single Capital Ship to the status of Experimental Training Ship, by rendering it unfit for warlike service, but allowing it to be used as a test bed for new...
  15. AHQ KGV class with 9x15" guns

    A quick question. Could the RN KGV class have been built with 3 triple 15" turrets rather than the two quad and one twin 14"? And, would it have made any difference to their performance in WW2. The POD would have to be the UK proposing that 15" rather than 14" guns be permitted for the new...
  16. WI: No Kiel Mutiny

    As it says on the tin - let's say that the Wilhelmshaven and Kiel Mutinies never occur or are suppressed in their early stages. The Naval Order of October 24th is carried out, and the High Seas Fleet sets sail to meet the Grand Fleet in a final battle. Who would win this confrontation...
  17. WI RN ships had Royal Observer Corps personnel on board for D-Day

    Prior to D-Day there was sufficient concern that allied aircraft would be miss identified and fired upon by shipping that 796 volunteers of the Royal Observers Corp served as Petty Officer (Aircraft Identification) for several months from just before D-Day. They were posted on all US Navy ships...
  18. AHC: Strong post-war Royal Navy?

    With any POD after 10th May 1945, how can you keep the Royal Navy strong until the present day? A continous Carrier capability is a must.
  19. A 23 000 tons Yorktown class

    Inspired by the thread of a Illustrious with 4000 extra tons https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ahc-27000-tonne-illustrious-class-carrier.450854/ what would you do with 3000 extra tons for the Yorktown class with was in otl at 19 800 tons. Could a ship with otl dimension of a...
  20. WaterproofPotatoes

    WI: A different Washington Naval Treaty and its Effects On WWII

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: A big thanks to "consulting admirals" @jsb @Luminous @hipper @RamscoopRaider @steamboy for their stellar contributions to this thread. It would not be half as interesting without them! For the uninitiated, US hull classification symbols are used as abbreviations for ship...
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