Battlecruiser Andrea Contarini 1911

Chioggia Class Battlecruisers

My entry for a shipbucket challenge to design a fictional Battlecruiser. I opted to go for my Alternative History for having the Republic of Venice somehow survive beyond it’s historical dissolution by Napoleon in the 1700s. Background So here we have the Chioggia Class, named after the Battle of Chioggia in 1380 between the Republic […]

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Birthday Update

G’day all, It’s that time of year again, another orbit around the sun marks another time to bother getting around to posting an update. What has happened since last year? Well I got a full time factory job back in September. Not what I wanted to do but a job is a job and it […]

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Ocean Liner Protsvetaniye

SS Protsvetaniye

Following on from the construction of the Ravenstvo and Svoboda, Artemy Shagin set to work on the design of a new generation ocean liner incorporating as much new technology as could be included as well as taking into consideration experience from the design, building and now service phases of the previous liners. The result was […]

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Motor Ship Soglasie

MS Soglasie

Constructed in 1929-30 in the US for Sieran, the MS Soglasie (Harmony) was the first in a new generation of combination liners serving on the primary trade route from Anadyr to San Francisco via Anchorage. The ships would carry general cargo and crated raw materials Eastbound and bring home perishable goods and foodstuffs on the […]

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Merchant Ship Komarov

SS Komarov

Built in 1916, the SS Komarov was one of a number of moderate sized freighters constructed in the Ugolny shipyards during WW1. They were spartan vessels with little creature comforts designed solely for the function they were designed to serve. After the war, many were modified by their crews and by the Sieran National Line […]

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Ocean Liner Ravenstvo

Ravenstvo & Svoboda

With Sieran gaining its independence in 1905, one of the first avenues seen by the new Government as a way to promote the nation abroad was through the construction and launch of two liners to serve the Anadyr-Anchorage-Vancouver route in Summer and Anadyr-Anchorage-San Francisco route in Winter. Sieran lacked skilled draughtsman in the construction of […]

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