fonchi262:

qsy-complains-a-lot:

fonchi262:

lone-star-battleship:

Looking down from the forward crows nest of USS New York (BB-34). Photo was likely taken sometime between 1916 and 1917. Location unknown.

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Lattice masts were so unique, a pity they became obsolete after WW1.

What were the pros and cons ?

Pro: Lightweight
Con: Left little room for adding more weight on top, and was also found to be too fragile.

Gunnery test on USS Texas (San Marcos) they able to withstand multiple hits & not collapse.They did turn out to be fragile however.

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The Casco-class monitor was a unique class of light draft monitor built on behalf of the United States Navy for the Mississippi theatre during the American Civil War. The largest and most ambitious ironclad program of the war, the project was dogged by delays caused by bureaucratic meddling. Twenty ships of the class were eventually built at great expense, but proved so unseaworthy when trialed that they were quickly sidelined, causing a public scandal

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