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For Schuyler our own Naval Historian - a little test...

WTF is it?

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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WW II I-400 class submarine

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 7:36 PM

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It's obviously a platform for a single massive gun, but I don't think it is on a turret, meaning you had to aim the entire ship to aim the gun. Looks to me like between 1860-1900. It's ironclad but not really all that big. I'm thinking an experimental design that was not pursued. Where the hell did you drag this up anyway?

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 9:45 PM

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It's a sub

you can see the vents along the side and looks like periscopes on the sail.

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 11:55 AM

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with a 12 inch gun. In theory, the gun could be fired while submerged; in practice, the boat had to surface after each shot to reload the gun. M.1 sank after a collision in 1925 in the English Channel. Apparently there was a BBC documentary on it. It was intended for coastal bombardment.

A few more pics are here: http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/m_class.htm#M 1

and a description of its sinking is here: http://socyberty.com/history/the-m1-submarine-disaster/

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 12:21 PM

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thanks, Mike.

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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Schuyler, here

is a link to a site that has some interesting you tube type footage of these subs.

http://rcmodelsubmarines.co.uk/#/hms-m1-1925/4530527478

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 1:28 PM

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when you consider they were made in the 1930's

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