The Tegetthoff Class Battleships

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The Tegetthoff Class Battleships

Post by Galahad » 13 Feb 2003 02:31

This links you to a site devoted to the Austro-Hungarian Navy's Tegetthoff class of dreadnought:

http://www.geocities.com/tegetthoff66/main.html

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Post by David C. Clarke » 13 Feb 2003 03:38

Okay, I know I'm not on the models forum, but WSW makes an incredible kit of this class in 1/700 scale. Check this review:

http://steelnavy.com/viribus.htm

A great kit of a hard luck class of ships. Cheers, David

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Post by Galahad » 13 Feb 2003 03:54

Hi David....."DROOL"!!

Hard luck is right. Even worse, it continues for the Tegetthoffs. Anthony Preston just came out with a new book titled The World's Worst Warships, the ones he considers the worst warships ever built. Which same I bought and read a couple of weeks ago. The Tegetthoff class made his list.

Of course, they are in good company. He also lists the Bismarck class and the Yamato class in that elite group of naval duds.

Oddly enough, he DOESN'T list the British Lion class, which I'd have figured as a natural for such a list.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 15 Feb 2003 05:27

Hi Rob, hmmm. I used to like Preston, but I wonder what his criteria are?
You can say a lot about them, but Bismarck and Yamato on the "worst ships" list?
I can think of a few ships that might make the list legitimatley, like the Cressy class in WWI and the Atlanta Class in WWII. and, as much as I like their looks, what exactly was the USN going to do with Alaska and Guam?
Cheers, David

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Post by dead-cat » 05 Mar 2003 22:49

I'd rather go after the Agincourt, the Nassau class(although admittedly it was a "learning" class) and the WW1 Blücher.

I think i must have somewhere a photography of a finished Viribus Unitis from WSW...

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Post by Basileios » 01 May 2003 20:47

There are some interesting photos of the four Tegetthoff class battleships to be seen if you follow that URL:

http://www.kuk-kriegsmarine.at/tegetth.htm

There is also a picture included, which shows SMS Szent Istvan about to sink after being hit by an Italian torpedo boat.

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Post by Trajano Caesar » 23 May 2003 19:10

Hi, Basileios
There are some interesting photos of the four Tegetthoff class battleships
, but this is not all true, the Tegetthoff, Viribus Unitis, Prinz Eugen, and Szent Istvan, all those "dreadnougt" battleships belong to Viribus Unitis class. By the way, "Viribus Unitis" was the Austro-Hungary emblem.
Here is this link, with photos and plans of those battleships; http://www.warship.get.net.pl/Austro-We ... class.html
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Viribus Unitis. Fluctua nec mergitur.

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Post by Basileios » 23 May 2003 20:00

Yeah, I know that there are two names used for this class, depending on which resources one uses.
I prefer the term "Viribus Unitis Class" myself (since SMS Viribus Unitis was the flagship of the Austro - Hungarian Fleet), but thought I'd rather go along the title of the thread.

However thanks for posting this link, really an interesting site if one searches for technical information, with some great pictures, too.
BTW the sinking ship in your picture is SMS Szent Istvan.

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Post by LukeFF » 20 Jun 2003 18:48

In the naval section at the Vienna Army-Historical Museum, there is a large, highly detailed model of the Viribus Unitus on display, which IIRC was assembed some decades ago.

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Post by Windward » 01 Aug 2003 09:15

By the way, "Viribus Unitis" was the Austro-Hungary emblem.


Oh no. That was the motto Kaiser Franz Joseph I like most. And THIS iS the emblem of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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You can see the motto was "INDIVISIBILITER AC INSEPARABLILITER", which means "Indivisibility and inseparableness".

PS, Austria and Hungary have their own coat of arms too. You can see both them above.

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Post by Trajano Caesar » 09 Aug 2003 15:10

Yes, thus it is, you are in the certain thing, "Viribus Unitis" (the Union makes the Force) is the emblem chosen by Franz emperor Joseph I, I am thankful to you that you removed to me from my error, I verified it in http://www.iveargentina.org/ediciones/d ... ielago.htm and http://www.twschwarzer.de/, but even so it is an imperial emblem like all the others.
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