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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Its a plane from VF-2B "The Flying Chiefs". A squadron with almost all enlisted pilots from the late 1920s to 1942. They were disbanded after the battle of Coral Sea.

    I noticed the chevron on the tail
    Correct! the "Flying Chiefs"was considered "the hottest outfit afloat" and were chosen to test the feasibility and practicality of deploying a single fighter to each ship to protect the scout planes. The experiment lasted from July until September 1927, and was the only time fighters were deployed aboard Battleships.

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    I'm thinking of a 20th century naval battle. One of the most famous. This battle is famous because things happened it it that were First ever, Last ever and Only time.

    I'll give you one of them.

    It was the last time that the ships of a defeated fleet surrendered at sea.

    Name the battle
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    Operation ZZ, aka Der Tag?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30128199

    Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later. Operation ZZ was the code name for the surrender of Germany's mighty navy.

    For those who witnessed "Der Tag" or "The Day" it was a sight they would never forget - the greatest gathering of warships the world had ever witnessed.

    It was still dark in the Firth of Forth when the mighty dreadnoughts of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet began to raise steam and one by one let slip their moorings.

    The huge shapes of more than 40 battleships and battlecruisers began to ease out, course set due east. As the procession of steel headed for the open water of the North Sea, more than 150 cruisers and destroyers joined them. The mightiest fleet ever to sail from Britain's shores was heading for a final rendezvous with its mortal enemy - the German High Seas Fleet.

    Victory would be total. But there was to be no battle. After four years of naval stalemate, this was the day when Germany would deliver her warships into British hands, without a shot being fired.

    The date was 21 November 1918. World War One had ended on land 10 days earlier, but this was to be the decisive day of victory at sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    No this was a battle. Not a surrender ceremony.
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    The was history's only decisive battle that was fought by modern battleship fleets. This battle caused the defeated country to negotiate a peace treaty.
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    Battle of Lemnos (1913)?

    If this the wrong answer - by "modern battleship" do you mean post-Dreadnought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Battle of Lemnos (1913)?

    If this the wrong answer - by "modern battleship" do you mean post-Dreadnought?
    Nope.

    Lets use the term steel battleships. Because pre or post Dreadnought this is the only decisive battle between 2 battleship fleets that brought on the end of a war
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    Battle of Tsushima?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Battle of Tsushima?
    We have a winner.

    Also notible in the Battle of Tsushima, Or otherwise know as the Battle of the Sea of Japan, This was the first naval battle that used wireless telegraph (Japan).

    And President Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was awarded the Nobel Prize for brokering the Treaty of Portsmouth that ended the war

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima

    Your question
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    Which ship, built in 240 BC, had bronze-clad mast-tops for Ancient Greek Marines to fight from, and an iron palisade on its fighting deck to defend against enemy Marines trying to board the ship?
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