Quite off-topic but interesting to me is this sketch of "anything that could be done" in ship design from about 1882. In this case sticking to a-h design lines. The model is paper-"sketch" done in office materials in 1:700 scale. Building time was two sleepless winter nights.

SMS Winkel Vital Statistics

Dimensions - length 123m / beam 22m / draught 8,2m: Displacement 11,540 tons;
Armour - main belt 185 mm / deck 50 mm / shields & barbettes 200 mm;

Armament - 4 X 205 mm main battery in single mounts, 8 X 152 mm secondary in casemate positions:
Machinery -
15,700 ihp (2 screws), Maximum Speed - some 15 knots.

I hope you enjoy my modeling madness!

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Harold Winkel

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