Saturday, October 12, 2019

Interesting things you learn while reading books

During the first four years of war British capital ships suffered only fourteen shell hits (five 15in [Hood], two 11in [Renown in 1940], one 9.4in, five 8in, one 6in); shellfire accounted for only 15 per cent of ship-months lost, compared to 80 per cent due to underwater damage, mainly by torpedo.
Norman Friedman, The British Battleship 1906-1946


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