Jewish culture and history told through holograms and more traditional displays. Temporary exhibits focus on prominent Jewish figures and contemporary Jewish art. (I, Dorotheerg. 11. Near Stephanspl. Open M-W, Fand Su 10am-6pm; Th and Sa 10am-8pm. ‚5, students ‚3.)


Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Troon built and completed her as Yard No. 297 on 11 April 1916; she was launched for the Admiralty on 26 January 1916. Two inclined diagonal compound steam engines developing 1400 ihp (cylindrical return tube) that used four boilers powered her two 8.83-m side paddles (17.67 m at the paddles) and gave 14.5 knots. She carried 156 tons of coal and measured 74.86 m in length, with an 8.83-m beam and a 2. 01-m draught. The Ascot was fitted with a derrick and winch to load and unload the small Sopwith Pup seaplane which she carried, plus an armament of one 7.6-cm (3-in.) bow gun and two aft-mounted 0.91-kilo guns (two-pounders) and one 2.72-kilo (six-pounder) gun, also mounted aft. The Ascot was one of a flotilla of 32 Racecourse-design paddle vessels laid down by the Admiralty in 1915. They served a useful purpose with their shallow draught, being able to venture into shallow water where other ships were unable to go. The danger of mines getting under the paddle wheels meant, though, that no more of this design were built, with those of the class that survived World War One being sold out of service. The wreck of this once graceful ship is broken in two, has totally collapsed down on itself, is well broken up and rather decayed.

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