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Battle for Reykjavik

USS Sacramento Bay battling German steamphips in the battle in norther atlantic during the Transatlantic war in 1901.
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ssg114's avatar
Robert Conroy fan?
Microscopics-UNTD's avatar
This has to be my favorite! I'm a big fan of naval battles! 
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lamnay's avatar
Nice, I take it this is from a world where Operational Plan Three was given the go-ahead?
sketchboook's avatar
thanks, what is operational plan 3?
lamnay's avatar
It was a plan for the German empire to shell Manhattan and capture Boston that was abandoned in 1907. Here is a wikipedia page.
sketchboook's avatar
what?:-) never heard about it, thats pretty crazy!! thanks
lamnay's avatar
Very welcome.
DJFlat's avatar
This is Awesome, World War I marked the end of 150 years of unchalanged Naval supremecy for the British.

(As far as I know, and I may be wrong?)
sketchboook's avatar
yeah... that true... but not in "my" alternative history:-)
Asukan's avatar
The front of this ship reminds me of the Nautilius ship from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Nice work!
sketchboook's avatar
that shape was very common for cruisers, battleships and pre-dreadnoughts from
late 19th century and early 20th century. The idea was to create strong edge-like ram which can be used for ramming weaker enemy vessels. It was very popular in military shipbuilding but it wasnt very succesful in combat:-)
ou8nrtist2's avatar
But Sacramento is inland.
There is no bay...LOL.
Beautiful work friend...
sketchboook's avatar
thanks, no problem... btw congrats, you are the first one who noticed it:) In this fictive world sacramento bay can be anywhere else...
ou8nrtist2's avatar
And your speed paint of tanks in Prague in 1968 brought back that scary,crazy time.
I was in Paris when the news broke,traveling across France by motorcycle at age 15...
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Nice paintining =D.
Sturgeonsurgeon14th's avatar
Dude, this is sweet. You should draw more sea battles.
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roj's avatar
I've been looking for an image like this for MONTHS to use as wallpaper. Is there a hi-res version?
sketchboook's avatar
send me an email... i can do something about it:-)
roj's avatar
Done - check your Notes and thank you. :)
162eRI's avatar
What the hell is the Atlantic war 1901 ?? LOL
Anyway, awesome drawing !
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