The official AHF other eras quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Feb 2014 11:18

hi,Aleks,

indeed!

over to you, again.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by AVV » 13 Feb 2014 12:45

Thanks!
Let's stay with naval topic.
What event is shown in this picture?

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 13 Feb 2014 15:27

hi, Aleks,

Russo-Turkish war 1877-78

Russian steam torpedo boats sink the Turkish steamer INTIBAKH off Batumi during the night of January 14, 1878

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by AVV » 13 Feb 2014 16:04

Quite right!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... uselang=ru
Over to you once again!

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 14 Feb 2014 15:30

hi,

what happened here, where and when ?

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 20 Feb 2014 09:58

hi,

hint #1 : it wasn't an act of war ...

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 28 Feb 2014 15:23

hi,

one week w/o response later, the traditional hint #2: it' a matter of flags ...

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ruhrpottpreusse » 03 Mar 2014 06:57

To view the flags, we should be able to zoom the picture... 16kb is too small..

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 03 Mar 2014 07:57

hi,

only the ship in the centre matters .. and that flag is unique .. and the matter of the question

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 10 Mar 2014 13:07

hi,

as there's apparently no interest in this question, the soution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Doria_(1775_brig)

Not so many US flag enthusiasts here ...

This quiz thread is open again for the next volunteer ..

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 07 Apr 2014 10:27

What was the only Royal Navy ship to be launched with 4 masts?
"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Air Marshal Arthur Tedder.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 07 Apr 2014 12:46

I don't know if she was the only one, but the ironclad Achilles was completed in 1864 with four masts (though one was removed the next year IIRC).

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Graham Clayton » 08 Apr 2014 01:45

Ironmachine,

Correct - HMS Achilles, which was launched in 1863, and totally converted to a barque in 1877.

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 08 Apr 2014 13:12

Thanks Graham.
New question: Identify this famous firearm.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Post by von thoma » 11 Apr 2014 00:44

A LeMat revolver, used by confederated forces in 1865.
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