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AGM & Technical Lecture 11 February 2021 – Early Design Decisions and their Unintended Consequences on Warships

Presented by Ian Taylor

This talk seeks to analyse the unexpected consequences of Design Decisions which materially affected the performance and in many cases resulted in the unnecessary loss of ships in action. As an example, two decisions taken in 1889 sealed the fate of at least nine British ships, not all of these losses occurring whilst the ships were in action. Naval architects can build well designed and protected ships, but chance hits in vulnerable areas can still result in unexpected losses.

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