Disposition of the German
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A lot of my alternate navies depend on the German Fleet not being scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1919. I create the Allied Reparations Committee to sell off all of the German Naval ships (or cede them to the victorious Allied countries giving the Germanic States a credit for each ship toward the reparations levied). For the AU Navies it is not only the ships completed by the Germans but also the nearly complete ships that can be used to provide somewhere like France the start of a decent modern fleet. The forgotten fleet is the Austro-Hungarian Navy that was surrendered at wars end. That navy also has uncompleted ships (some real some not so real) that I use to create the start of the Galician Navy. Below is a list of real and AU created ships and where they end up in my alternate universe.
Completed ships: (AU = not real, RL = Real Life)
RL Baden 8x15" Ceded to UK, tested to destruction.
RL Bayern 8x15" Ceded to France.
RL Sachsen 8x15" Ceded to France.
RL Wurtemburg 8x15" Retained - completed 1922.
RL Konig 10x12" Sold to Spain.
RL Markgraf 10x12" Sold to Spain.
RL Grosser Kurfurst 10x12" Sold to Argentina.
RL Kronprinz Wilhelm 10x12" Sold to Argentina.
RL Kaiser 10x12" Retained
RL Friedrich der Grosse 10x12" Sold to Spain
RL Kaiserin 10x12" Sold to Spain
RL Prinz Regent Luitpold 10x12" Sold to Argentina
RL Koenig Albert 10x12" Sold to Argentina
RL Helgoland 12x12" Retained
RL Thuringen 12x12" Retained
RL Ostfriesland 12x12" Sold to Argentina
RL Oldenburg 12x12" Sold to Argentina
RL Westfallen 12x11" Ceded to USA sunk in bombing experiments
RL Nassau 12x11" Ceded to USA sunk by Atlantic Fleet
RL Posen 12x11" Retained
RL Rheinland 12x11" Retained
RL Mackensen 8x13.8" Ceded to France 90% complete - finished to French standards
RL Graf Spee 8x13.8" Ceded to France 70% complete - finished as CV
AU Hindenburg 6x13.8" Retained
AU Yorck 6x13.8" Retained
RL Derfflinger 8x12" Sold to Argentina
RL Seydlitz 10x11" Retained
AU Furst Bismarck 10x11" Retained
RL Moltke 10x11" Sold to Turkey
RL Goeben 10x11" Retained by Turkey
RL Von der Tann 8x11" Sold to Argentina
AU Tirpitz 12x8.2" Sold to Argentina
I would really like to have a few more German ships to spread around. An extra couple of Konig class would help a lot.
France already had enough of the 12" and 13.4" BB's it needed the most modern ships.
I have added 3 AU battlecruisers. One replaces a real ship - Hindenburg with 8x12" is replaced by the 6x13.8" version I have drawn. The other 2 ships are additional.
With the German fleet being dispersed around the world, the Allied Reparations Committee has done its job in providing funds to be dispersed to the Allied countries on a pro-rata basis that was worked out. The German merchant fleet was also ceded to Allied countries and sold off.
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