Here once again, is a paper sketch of an Austro-Hungarian what-if, this time the battlecruiser "St. Jakobus", laid down in 1915. It is based on the former battleship project "Ersatz Monarch" dating from 1913. She is dedicated to cruiser warfare in the Mediterranean, under the impression of Goeben’s success. Scale is 1:700 and the material is cardboard and office paper. Construction time: 3 long winter nights.

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Estimated characteristics: LOA 238 m , B 29.2 m , D 9.2 m: Displacement 29,816 tons: Max.speed 27 knots at 88.500 hp: Side belt 210 mm, deck armour 28 mm + 52 mm, Turrets 280 mm, conning tower 210 mm. Armament -10 x 35.5 cm ( 3x2 & 2x3); 12 x 15.2 cm, 8 in twin turrets, 4 in casemates, 8 x 7.5 cm AA.

Greetings from Vienna, Austria
Harold Winkel

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