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... The centre battery ship (UK) or casemate ship (continental navies) was a development of the (high-freeboard) broadside ironclad of the 1860s ... The central battery ships had their main guns concentrated to the middle of the ship in an armoured citadel ... The first central battery ship was HMS Bellerophon of 1865 ...
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“To live and die amongst foreigners may seem less absurd than to live persecuted or tortured by ones fellow countrymen.... But to emigrate is always to dismantle the centre of the world, and so to move into a lost, disoriented one of fragments.”
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