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By Samuel Ward Stanton

Изображения американских кораблей 19 века. В основном гражданские, но есть и военные. К каждому кораблю есть небольшое описание. Язык английский.

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Admiral Forbes requested that the antisubmarine boom defenses be doubled, and wanted more blockships deployed. 20 Given limited resources, the Admiralty seems to have wagered that they would have time after mobilization to set things right. As we shall see later, the Admiralty’s gamble would cost over 800 British sailors their lives when a German submarine penetrated Scapa Flow, as Admiral Forbes had feared it would, and sank the battleship Royal Oak. 21 The slow speed of too many of the Home Fleet’s major warships, combined with the vulnerability of the main fleet base at Scapa Flow, hindered Admiral Forbes in the performance of his primary function in Allied grand strategy.

So these powerful units were dispatched to join the hunt. 68 Britain’s lack of sufficient modern naval forces meant that if one theatre needed reinforcing, some other command would have to suffer. Not for the last time would that command be the Home Fleet. Although at times necessary, such diversions were inherently risky. Britain could lose Singapore, and maybe even Suez, but if the Home Fleet was crippled, the war could easily be lost. ’69 Too often it was not. The first six weeks of hostilities, therefore, had been replete with frustration for the officers and men of the Home Fleet.

But it had been fear of air attack that had forced him to take most of his major surface units to Lock Ewe on the west coast of Scotland. So only a handful of ships were present when Gunther Prien’s U-boat approached the entrance to Kirk Sound on the night of 13 October. 3 Prien’s U-47 entered Scapa Flow through a gap between blockships that had been sunk to make Kirk Sound impenetrable to just such infiltration. 4 But for Prien and his men, the gap signified not tragedy, but impending triumph.

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