Image from page 554 of "The Great war" (1915)
Title: The Great war
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: Philadelphia : G. Barrie's Sons
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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British battle-cruiser ton floating drv dock.. The Naval Forces of the Belligerents 385 travel so fast as the shot, taking about four minutes to go6,500 yards, a space covered by a shot from a 12-inch gunin nine seconds, its effect, if it strikes, is most deadly. Itsincreasing value is recognized in its larger application, thetwo largest ships built and, building for the Japanese navybeing fitted with eight underwater torpedo tubes each. In no field was there greater activity preceding the warthan in airships. The greatest attention has been given tomotor engines which are now being produced with aweight of but ten pounds per horse power. The follow-ing particulars of a typical German design of the rigid type,given by Mr. Alexander Richardson in Brasseys NavalAnnual for 1914, are interesting: Displacement 60 tons Cubic Capacity 1,900,000 cubic feet Length 700 feet Diameter 70 feet Crew 24 Rifle caliber guns 6 Rounds of ammunition 6,000 37-millimeter guns 8 Rounds of ammunition 800 Wei
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