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.
|Baden||Baden||To UK - tested to destruction|
|Bayern||To US - tested then bombed by W. Mitchell|
|Sachsen||To France - renamed|
|Wurtemberg||Retained - completed 1922|
|Mackensen||Mackensen||To France - Renamed Lyon|
|Derfflinger||Derfflinger||To France - renamed|
|Seydlitz||Sold to Argentina|
|Prinz Adalbert||To France - renamed|
|Markgraf||Sold to Argentina|
|Kronprinz Wilhelm||Sold to Argentina|
|Kaiser||Kaiser||Retained - converted to raider|
|Friedrich der Grosse||Retained - converted to raider|
|Kaiserin||Retained - converted to raider|
|Prinz Regent Luitpold||Sold to Iberia|
|Koenig Albert||Sold to Iberia|
|Helgoland||Helgoland||Sold to Iberia|
|Thuringen||Sold to Iberia|
|Ostfriesland||Sold to Argentina|
|Oldenburg||Sold to Argentina|
|Brandenburg||Sold to the Netherlands|
|Weisenburg||Sold to the Netherlands|
|Von der Tann||Von der Tann||Sold to Argentina|
|Anhalt-Dessau||Retained - converted to CVE|
|Moltke||Sold to Turkey|
|Goeben||Sold to Turkey|
|Posen||Sold to Argentina|
|Rheinland||Sold to Argentina|
|Worth||Sold to Turkey|
|Weimar||Sold to Turkey|
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 extra ships with the Superimposed Germanic States, because of the extra turrets provided by only having inline turrets and no wing turrets.
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. A lucrative business.
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