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AntifoulAwl

Citadel?

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Alpha Tester
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On a ship, a citadel is place where the crew can retire to in the case of pirates boarding.

Is this really what my shells are hitting?

 

Must be a strange navy to feel the need to hide from pirates... I would think the terms superstructure or deckhouse would be more apt, as that is what is actually being hit.

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Read this.

 

 The all or nothing system was intended to ensure that battleships could survive against the heaviest armor-piercing shells in use in the early part of the 20th century, while at the same time being able to carry a powerful armament and retain useful speed and endurance. This was made possible by dispensing with the large areas of relatively light armor which had been used in previous battleship designs; the weight saved was used to strengthen the armor protecting the vital areas of the ship; and to design a more compact interior space, where more; and, more vital systems would be located. The logic of the design was simple: If the ship was hit in vital areas (the ammunition and propellant magazines; the propulsion plant; the fire-control, command and communications sections), her survival was in jeopardy. On the other hand, if the ship was hit in non-vital areas (non-explosive stores, crew berthing and rest areas, offices and administrative areas), it would most likely not result in the ship's destruction.

 

This heavily-armoured section is the citadel.

 

Edited by Syanda

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Alpha Tester
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 I see. Thanks.

 

Edit, been involved in ship construction for many a year, don't recall coming across the term used in that manner. Either it's an antiquated term, or i'm just ignorant.

Probably the latter.

Edited by AntifoulAwl

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The Super structure is a fun place to do a dance number and wave bright flags around-See picture left.

Edited by MonashSQ

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 I see. Thanks.

 

Edit, been involved in ship construction for many a year, don't recall coming across the term used in that manner. Either it's an antiquated term, or i'm just ignorant.

Probably the latter.

I remember the first time I did DC training, one of the instructors discussed the citadel, and what it was used for. 

 

Been many years since I have heard citadel use this way

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The Super structure is a fun place to do a dance number and wave bright flags around-See picture left.

 

Cher had her legs burnt after my last engagement with the enemy.That'll teach her to sit on my guns and sing.

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