To protect the Prestige of Empire

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In 1902 Russia sent the cruiser Askold, the only five funneled warship in the world, to the Persian Gulf; the Persians were considerably impressed.
Britain ordered HMS Amphitrite to proceed to Muskat in response. However as you can see below, Amphitrite had only four funnels, so the captain had two more made of wood and canvas with smoke and steam piped into them.biggrin
Thus is the honour and prestige of Empire maintained.



Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water icedKJ

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