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They could play their part by maintaining good watertight In Dreadnought the armour was concentrated along her waterline belt, which was thicker between her turrets than it was closer to her bow and stern. A similar degree of protection was afforded to her conning tower, turret facings and barbettes. com integrity, reducing the likelihood of flash explosions in the gun turrets, magazines or handling rooms, and by being thoroughly proficient in damage control. The much-celebrated instances of magazine explosions at Jutland demonstrated that when attempts were made to circumvent established safety procedures in order to increase the speed of gunnery, the consequences could be disastrous.
The solution was to use a convergence corrector to alter the gun training data slightly, so that the guns would all aim at the same point, ideally right on top of the enemy ship. The gunlayer could read the required elevation angle on his elevation receiver, and would use a handwheel to elevate the gun accordingly. Another trainer used a similar device to train the turret round onto its required bearing. The guns were then ready to fire. com salvo. It was possible for guns to fire independently, or to override the director for safety reasons, but this centrally controlled method was the standard one.
However, by 1914 Britain’s dreadnought fleet had become thoroughly proficient in these new devices and in the waging of this new form of long-range gunnery duel. Two years later it would demonstrate the effectiveness of its gunnery at Jutland. Fire Control A British dreadnought seen through the lens of a long base Barr & Stroud coincidence rangefinder. A dial was turned until the masts lined up exactly, at which point the range could be read off and the information passed on to the fire control team.