My apologies for the site having been down. Unfortunately, my previous host, Freehosting.com, were absolutely useless. There is no such thing as customer service at that company. My account was paid up to date, and the Domain Name was not due to expire till the 26th of October 2018. Freehosting.com expired my Domain Name three months early so that they could hold me to ransom for my Domain Name. They are a bunch of rip off Artists I would not recommend to anyone (economic Terrorists). On a scale of 1-10, they measure at the 'rot in hell' end of the scale.
History can be boring when you know exactly what is going to happen. It is much more fun picking a start point and seeing what your mind can come up with to make a different part of the world come alive and be more than what it was and is. Using the strategic games to create a time-line for your alternate universe is one way of giving the background to your country a kick start. Using special points in history as start points by giving them a different outcome is another way to start your world. Then all you need is a bit of time and patience to make it all come alive.
This is my first try at creating something like this, so all the mistakes are mine. Remember that any mistakes may have been made on purpose to support some idea of mine in the unreal world I have created. More of these alternate countries allied to the Australis timeline will be added as I get to them. They will be like Australis in that it will be the naval side of the new world that I focus on. Control of the seas is paramount to trading interests.
I'm happy to answer questions that these worlds may raise. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A note for all.
While all of these battleships and cruisers guns could fire 25,000 yards out to
45,000+ yards, the longest ranged hits achieved were by the
on an Italian Cavour class battleship in the Mediterranean at about 26,000 yards. The
same distance approximately (26.500 yards) was achieved by the
against the Glorious off Norway in 1940. The Warspites 15" fired 29,000 yards at
30 degrees elevation (Navweaps) while the Scharnhorsts 11" guns fired a maximum
of 44,760 yards at 40 degrees elevation (Navweaps). Capital ship actions after
1940 were mainly night actions (Guadalcanal, Matapan) or bad weather
(Scharnhorst-v-Duke of York) where distance was not a factor. Later (1944-45)
where the advances in RADAR made achieving a hit at longer ranges than 26,000
yards a possibility, there were few or no enemy battleships left to try out the
new equipment on. Most well known actions started at 20,000 yards (River Plate)
out to 25,000 yards (Denmark Strait) but hits were not achieved till the ships
were closer together. By 1944 battleships had been reduced to fire support ships
or big AA escorts. It is a sad fact for battleship lovers that the Japanese
developed an 18" AA shell for
(See Updates page for complete list)
20/05/2018 - Added drawings for FAN Gascogne/Alsace Lend Lease types to French Navy page. These drawings originated with a Shipbucket challenge.
07/06/2018 - Added Battle of Denmark Strait Version 2 (the Atlantean Version) to Sea battles page.
17/06/2018 - Added HMS Europa to Royal Commonwealth Navy. (Sorry, it took a long time to get the various battles slotted into the rest of the war.)
29/06/2018 - Added HMS Mars to Royal Commonwealth Navy.
10/07/2018 - Added Hunt/Aberdare class minesweepers to Royal Commonwealth Navy.
18/07/2018 - Added Halcyon class minesweepers to Royal Commonwealth Navy.
Problems with Freehosting.com
12/08/2018 - Added Minesweepers Latrobe, Bangor and Algerine to Royal Commonwealth Navy
17/08/2018 - Added monitor HMS Skirmisher to Royal Commonwealth Navy
20/08/2018 - Added monitor HMS Marshal Soult to Royal Commonwealth Navy
22/08/2018 - Added Escort HMS Acacia to Royal Commonwealth Navy
23/08/2018 - Added Escort HMS Kingfisher to Royal Commonwealth Navy
28/08/2018 - Added Monitor HMS Erebus to Royal Commonwealth Navy
01/09/2018 - Added Monitor/TS HMSAS Rhinoceros to Royal Commonwealth Navy
01/09/2018 - Added Monitor HMS Destruction to Royal Commonwealth Navy
03/09/2018 - Added Frigates of the River/Loch/Bay Classes to Royal Commonwealth Navy
06/09/2018 - Added HMAS Echidna class monitors to Royal Commonwealth Navy
08/09/2018 - Added Fairmile MTB/MGB to Royal Commonwealth Navy
09/09/2018 - Added Vosper MTB/MGB to Royal Commonwealth Navy
11/09/2018 - Added HMSAS Ostrich monitor to Royal Commonwealth Navy
12/09/2018 - Added HMAS Cassowary monitor to Royal Commonwealth Navy (added drawing to CL Melbourne 16x6" - added old drawing to CL Leander)
13/09/2018 - Added HMS Roberts monitor to Royal Commonwealth Navy (added extra drawing to BC Sud Afrika and CLA Dido - Inconstant)
14/09/2018 - Added Shoreham Class Sloops to Royal Commonwealth Navy (added another quad mounting drawing with heavy AA to Nelson class. Added Frobisher/Hawkins class drawings 7.5"/AA.)
16/09/2018 - Added Grimsby/Bittern/Black Swan Classes sloops to Royal Commonwealth Navy (Updated Iron Duke drawings with AA version.)
17/09/2018 - Added HMS Prince Robert AA Ship and HMS Laconia AMC and HMSAS Duiker Island depot ship to Royal Commonwealth Navy
20/09/2018 - Added Fleet Air Arm to Royal Commonwealth Navy (Unless I dream up any more ship types to add to the Commonwealth navies this should be the last.)
23/09/2018 - Added KM Derfflinger to the Germanic States Navy, this is part of the new 'Superimposed Germanic States' which I will continue to add to, and update the older drawings.
24/09/2018 - Added KM Lutzow BC and KM Anhalt-Dessau CVE to the Germanic States Navy
26/09/2018 - Added 08/05/1940 - Battle of the Norwegian Sea to Sea Battles page, added drawings to KM Graf Von Roon
27/09/2018 - Added KM Mackensen and KM Admiral Hipper Battlecruisers to the Germanic States Navy
28/09/2018 - Added KM Scharnhorst 9x13.8 and Scharnhorst/Bismarck Battleships to the Germanic States Navy
29/09/2018 - Added KM Scharnhorst / Bismarck and KM Hindenburg (BB's) to the Germanic States Navy
01/10/2018 - Added KM Graf Zeppelin aircraft carrier to the Germanic States Navy
06/10/2018 - Added KM Baron Von Richtoften (CVL) to the Germanic States Navy
11/10/2018 - Added KM Vaterland (CV) to the Germanic States Navy
12/10/2018 - Added Miscellaneous CV projects, added new views to Admiral Schroder (CA) to the Germanic States Navy
12/10/2018 - Added KM Prinz Eugen Class heavy cruisers to the Germanic States Navy
13/10/2018 - Added new drawings to Manteuffel (CB) to the Germanic States Navy
14/10/2018 - Added KM Von Der Tann heavy cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
15/10/2018 - Added KM Admiral von Brandenburg heavy cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
18/10/2018 - Added KM Frankfurt AA cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
19/10/2018 - Added KM Dresden AA cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
20/10/2018 - Added KM Emden cruiser (updated drawings) to the Germanic States Navy
23/10/2018 - Added KM Koln light cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
25/10/2018 - Added KM Leipzig light cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
26/10/2018 - Added KM Rostock medium cruiser and KM Breslau AA cruiser to the Germanic States Navy
29/10/2018 - Added KM Drache destroyer leader to the Germanic States Navy
30/10/2018 - Added KM Lignite destroyer escort to the Germanic States Navy
01/11/2018 - Added KM Baldr destroyer to the Germanic States Navy
04/11/2018 - Added KM T-01 & T-25 (TB) destroyer escorts to the Germanic States Navy
05/11/2018 - Added KM T-50 destroyers to the Germanic States Navy
06/11/2018 - Added KM Z1 destroyer leaders to the Germanic States Navy
08/11/2018 - Added KM Z25 destroyer leaders to the Germanic States Navy
09/11/2018 - Added KM Z60 & KM T-75 destroyers to the Germanic States Navy
10/11/2018 - Added Schnellboot (SB) to the Germanic States Navy
11/11/2018 - Added A-01 torpedo boats and KM Brummer minelayers to the Germanic States Navy
13/11/2018 - Added KM Lowe minelayers and KM Luchs Flottenbegleitter to the Germanic States Navy
14/11/2018 - Added KM Kondor escort to the Germanic States Navy
15/11/2018 - Added KM Torpedo Gunboats to the Germanic States Navy
16/11/2018 - Added KM Minesweepers to the Germanic States Navy
30/11/2018 - I am under
an injury cloud with rotator cuff damage in my shoulder. I start a course of
physiotherapy on the 4th December, for a few weeks. Apparently part of the
damage has occurred through RSI and OOS syndromes
from making the large number of small mouse movements required by the pixel artwork that I do for this website. I obtained a new desk with a slightly higher height from floor to desktop which altered the angle I use the
mouse even with gel pads and soft pads under my wrist to elbow. I will not be drawing for a while but I will be doing some work on the Sea Battles page instead. Currently working on a major battle between the Allied
and Axis forces in 1940.
If you do happen to find a broken link, or a link to the wrong page, could you please e-mail me and tell me thanks. I am only human and I do make mistakes.
Thanks to you all for your continued support of my new Site.
Major Powers - (those countries that produce capital ships of their own, these are the real life Major Powers.)
Europe - (Iberia, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Hellenic Republic, etc)
South America - (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay)
Other Countries - (Unaligned Minor powers not noted above - Thailand, etc)
Battleship of the 21st Century: My idea of what a battleship/battlecruiser built this century may look like.
Maps of my World: Maps of Europe, South America and North America, Africa showing the changes I have made.
Whittles World: Where jet engines arrive early and mean aircraft carriers need some new parts.
SB Challenges: Unaligned drawings done for Shipbucket challenges.
The Sea Battles. This is where I will put the battles pages of the various participants and the results.
the list of updates from above will be saved to this page. Readers
can follow the update sequence.
Fictional Empires: those countries I have created and built ships for.
My original intent for this site was as a display
for the 1/700 scale ship models I had designed and built as 'never built' kits.
Lots of variation on standard kitsets. The photos of these in conjunction with
'Shipbucket.com' drawings were to create pages in my Alternate Universes.
Unfortunately the photos made the site too big. My ISP only gives 50mb space for
homepages. A good quality photo of my alternate USS Kentucky can be well over 250kb, you
do not get many photos onto a site at that size when you have 80+ ships to
display. Hopefully one day I will be able to afford a bigger site. Until then
you will just have to put up with what is here so far. The Shipbucket drawings
suffer from the same problem I have with the 1/700 scale kitsets, the scale you
are working with does not provide accurate drawings no matter what they may
believe. At a scale of 2 pixel to the foot the Shipbucket drawings have a
problem with their weapons. A 20mm gun drawn as 1 pixel line gives a barrel 6
inches in diameter which would be more appropriate for a gun of 70-80mm size.
The Shipbucket drawings have pretty little add ons like stanchions down the
sides of the ships to carry the guard rails - both of which are also the 1 pixel
- 6 inch sizing. The drawings look pretty and are good to look at but cannot be
taken as 'correct' as per my points above. To get to a 'True' scale drawing the
Shipbucket drawings would need to be at least 3 to 4 times their current size.
These would be huge. This is not a criticism of Shipbucket.com, the drawings
done in the scale they use are awesome, I have had a wonderful time using them
for my Alternate Universe creations.
22/08/2018 - We moved house about 3 years ago and it has taken me this long to get my 'hobby' room set up with my model collection unpacked out of its boxes. Once I have got things ready I will start taking pics of the kitsets that a lot of my original ideas came from for my Alternate Universe ships.
Thanks to Martijn de Jongh for his tip on how to get my Header banner working.
Thanks to Hugo Tomsby for help with the Scandinavian AU naming conventions.
16/04/2016 - Apologies to all. I have exceeded my homepage limit and will need to learn to how to hotlink the images/pictures I use on this site from my Dropbox account. Then I will have to go back through and change over the pictures which will take some time. I will be working at reduced limits till I get this done.
- Looks like we have worked out the syntax for the linking the drawings/photos
to Dropbox. A big thank you to John Christini for his invaluable help.
27/10/2016 - Transferred site from ISP homepage to new Alternate Universe Warship page.
My original site blurb:
Action Stations etc: