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Please watch this video, it is absolutely hilarious that anyone thought this would work and yet it was used in war. 

 

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Interesting ! I never knew of this ship or it's pipe bomb weaponry....... Armor scheme of "Hopes and Prayers".

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11 minutes ago, Ben_CA68 said:

Interesting ! I never knew of this ship or it's pipe bomb weaponry....... Armor scheme of "Hopes and Prayers".

It was the pre-Dreadnought era equivalent to the age of sail bomb ketch/mortar vessel. It is a bombardment vessel that needed sea superiority to operate. Not hugely successful but it did work.

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1 minute ago, BrushWolf said:

It was the pre-Dreadnought era equivalent to the age of sail bomb ketch/mortar vessel. It is a bombardment vessel that needed sea superiority to operate. Not hugely successful but it did work.

Yes, interesting history ! Hard to imagine compressed air being used and the inaccuracy of the guns. But the ship had "shock and awe" covered

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