From: Republic of Cascadia
AH Ports with Bosnian-Dalmatian RR removal. More historic. Makes this rugged coast more remote, so more realistic. Eliminates 1st and 2nd turn Montenegro Gambit...but allows with proper time and planning of over land-non operational movement to pursue this gambit-stratagem.
Excerpt from Globalsecurity.org article about AH port infrastructure c.WW1:
>'One prominent item on the program of the big fleet party was the conversion into a first-class naval station of Sebenico, a fair harbor on the Dalmatian littoral. It was announced in March 1910 that a new base for ships of the Austro-Hungarian Navy was being prepared at Sebenico, on the Dalmatian coast, 70 miles south-east of Trieste. The place was visited by Admiral Montecuccoli, who with his staff selected suitable sites for the fortifications, and a wireless telegraphic station was erected. As of 1910 The principal Government Dockyard of Austria-Hungary was situated at Pola. At Trieste there were two building slips at the yard of the Stabilimento Tecnico which had been made capable of receiving Dreadnoughts; and two more slips had been similarly lengthened at the establishment of the Danubius Shipbuilding Co., of Fiume.'
'In the 1911 Naval Estimate provision was made for the extension of the arsenal at Pola and the naval base at Sebenico, about half-way down the Dalmatian coast, which had a good natural harbor, was the headquarters of a rear-admiral with a command extending from Zara to Cattaro, and possessed a torpedo station, though, it is not, like Pola, a naval base in which the ordinary necessaries for a modern fleet are to be found, and it was proposed to make it such a base in order to provide for a partial decentralisation of the Fleet, the necessity for which was alleged to have been shown by the recent crisis in the Balkans.'< end excerpt.
Basically, while Austria-Hungary's Dalmatian coast had world class harbors with islands as protection, the main naval yards were on or near the Istria Peninsula, with Pola, Trieste, and Fiume as the main bases for capital ships.
When we removed the Bosnian and Dalmatian railways, which were narrow gauge, the ports sizes changed to 5 strength...which indirectly, but curiously, accurately represent that true size and capacity of the ports on the Dalmatian littoral.
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