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Extermination says like below;

"The Imperial Fists' naval might was the greatest of any of the Legiones Astartes, and was further enhanced by the fact that many of the ships were the largest in the Imperium. Even the Sons of Horus and the Ultramarines could not rival such strength alone."

However according to Tempest ...

''The main body of the Legion's void craft fleet was then made up of mid-scaled cruisers and smaller Battle Barges of various classes, along with substantial numbers of lighter pattern purpose-built Strike Cruisers, frigates and fast patrol cutters, all which could be produced by the shipyards of worlds across Ultramar. Although this fleet structure did allow the Legion a great deal of flexibility and range in how it deployed its many Space Marine chapters, its combined overall tonnage and firepower ranked the Ultramarines fleet in the mid-tier of the Legions, considerably behind the Imperial Fists, for example, and behind the Death Guard in terms of number of heavy capital units.''

Really, what it indicates? Why FW has engendered such inconsistency?
 

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I dont see any contradiction here, honestly. In both passages the Ultramarines fleet strength is still stated as being behind the Imperial Fists fleet strength.

What is the contradiction you're seeing?
Exterminationsays Ultramarines have one of the largest fleet.

Whereas Tempest says Ultramarines have middle size fleet.
 

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"The Imperial Fists' naval might was the greatest of any of the Legiones Astartes..... Ultramarines could not rival such strength alone."

From that quote you pulled from Extermination. I don't see anywhere that it says the Ultramarines have one of the largest fleets. Merely that they could not rival its strength. Considering the Ultramarines grasp of all things tactics, I can see them being placed among the best of the legions in terms of naval warfare with just a mid-sized fleet.

Unless you misquoted it, there is no contradiction here.
Because the Betrayal has explicitly stated Sons of Horus have one of the strongest fleet among the Legions and the quote is rather obviously implying Ultramarines navel strength is on a par with them. Moreover nuance of citation is clearly expressing Ultramarines have one of the largest fleets.
 

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Considering all the other rather large contradictions FW and GW make, this one is fairly minor and nitpicky. I sound have read that more about the general size of the Ultramarines and their Enpire rather than a huge fleet.
What FW internal contradiction for example? In fact, I have seen very, very few, including posted one.
 
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