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All-big-gun mixed-caliber ships

An evolutionary step toward building more powerful battleships was to reduce the secondary battery mounted in barbettes and substitute additional turret-mounted heavy guns, typically 9.2-inch (234 mm) or 10-inch (254 mm). These ships have been described as ‘all-big-gun mixed-caliber’ or later ‘semi-dreadnoughts’. A distinguishing feature...

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