Trivia IV

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    Wiki lists locations as paired mounts each side of mainmast and two paired mounts on each side of Y turret (quarterdeck)
    Courageous-class battlecruiser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Awesome. That is good to know! I have always had a soft spot for that class. Good job absolutek!
     
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    Same here, I really wish I had borrowed the mold for it when it was still in Ontario.
     
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    Any interest is reviving this thread? Common now, who doesn't like a good trivia question? ;)

    Here is any interesting thing I learned while researching info on Emile Bertin that I thought would make a good trivia question.
    By April of 1945 the French cruiser Georges Leygues has fired (in the whereabouts) of 580 rounds through each of her guns, practically wearing them out. Since the original manufacturers of her guns had been in occupied German territory and couldn't produce new ones, guns had to be acquired someplace else.
    What country produced the new guns and how were they different from the originals?
     
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  11. SteveT44

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    Canada. New guns were monobloc in design.
     
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    C'est magnifique! Was pretty easy wasn't it? Your turn, Steve.
     
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    From personnel experience...

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate F801 Tromp typically left port with 200 kegs of this beverage?

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  14. Beaver

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    Heineken beer?
     
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    Correct! Back to you...
     
  16. Beaver

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    This one comes from the War of 1812.
    This schooner had been an American privateer out of Baltimore and done quite well before being captured by the British. But not more than nine months later was recaptured by the Americans with out a life lost on either side through a clever bit of deceit.
    Who was the schooner, and what ship was her capturer mistaken for?
     
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    Hint: Captain of the American vessel that recaptured the schooner was Commodore John Rodgers.
     
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    This is a bigger hint than you might think...logical reasoning should lead you almost directly to the answer. :D
     
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    Nobody's got a clue?
    Another hint: Upon being captured by the British, it was reported that she was "...coppered, and copper fastened..." and sailed surprisingly fast.
     
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