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by Byron Angel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Propulsion less torpedo
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Hi guys. According to this https://wiki.wargaming.net/ru/Navy:%D0%9C%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0?fbclid=IwAR3PDYKA6BpwmlVJNvW0IkrdY0gEprRJB9R8spMWeD7RG2C7f89ppY2Rf8k the Russians and Americans used a torpedo without propulsion, it was launche...
by Byron Angel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Re: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600

Great investigation, Marcelo. Thank you for sharing. I did a bit of looking in my library as well and found some relevant remarks in an old USN publication "Climate and Weather for Flight in Naval Operational Zones"; Aviation Training Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, U. S. Navy; 19...
by Byron Angel
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Updating the KGV class

Besides there is no competition, everybody knows all US Navy vessels, regardless of freeboard, are "dry" ships. :lol: Indeed, Sean ..... far too dry from the point of view of the crewmen. Side-note - A cup of coffee has been traditionally known as a "Cup of Joe" in USN parlance. "Joe" refers to Jos...
by Byron Angel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Re: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600

Hi Marcelo,
I did a little hunting on the interwebnet. If the heading and speed of your own ship is known, it is possible to convert relative wind direction and velocity to true wind direction and velocity.

FWIW,

Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Updating the KGV class

I find it simultaneously fascinating and dismaying that this discussion has somehow morphed into a competition between the KGV design versus American battleships. I do not recall Dr. Brown mentioning anything whatsoever in that respect. Prince of Wales' DCT 15-ft rangefinder was quite unlikely to ha...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Updating the KGV class

Like Byron, I consider the opinion based on all the wartime experience garnered over time regarding all the ships of the class by D K Brown to be more valuable than the single trials experience of Constructor Pengelly. Quite so, Sean. Trials are customarily run in as good weather and smooth sea sta...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Re: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600

Hi Marcelo, Interesting post; two comments - 1 - Re the question of the recorded wind direction being relative or true, my bet would be on true. True wind would be important for accurate gunnery. 2 - I disagree that Force 3/4 winds cannot be part of a low pressure system. Wind velocity is related to...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Updating the KGV class

According to Prinz Eugen's KTB, the Denmark Strait action was fought in Beaufort Force 4 wind conditions (Moderate Breeze - 11-16 knots out of the NW), reducing to Beaufort Force 3 ( Gentle Breeze - 7-10 knots out of the E) sometime around 0600 hours. The principal sea state feature was a residual s...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600
Replies: 18
Views: 179

Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600

Noticed an interesting item in the KTB of Prinz Eugen. regarding wind behavior. Prinz Eugen was periodically entering brief weather notes. KTB entries for 24 May as follows - 0000 - Wind NW at Force 3, overcast, snow. 0400 - Wind NW at Force 4, overcast. 0553 - Hood and Prince of Wales open fire. 05...
by Byron Angel
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Updating the KGV class

Given DK Brown's qualifications and long professional service as a Naval Constructor in service to the RN, I have a problem believing that his description of the KGV class as "wet ships" can be considered to represent "a myth".

Just saying.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Film about naval mine disarmers
Replies: 1
Views: 3481

Re: Film about naval mine disarmers

I hope someone can help me find a movie/TV film I saw at least 35, maybe 40 years ago on TV (but was already old by then). The film was about men trying to disarm German naval mines washed up on a beach, made difficult by some new intricate trigger mechanism as yet unknown to the disposal experts. ...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 36
Views: 629

Re: Updating the KGV class

Hi Paul, DK Brown ("Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945" - p.25) commented as follows - "King George V class were designed to comply with Treaty limitations of 35,000 tons standard displacement and 14in caliber of largest gun. The 14in gun limit (London Navel Treaty 1936) was subje...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial

Well done, Senor Gonzalez. Best wishes for successful sales of your book.
I used to travel to Madrid on business: beautiful city center and some very memorable (in the best way) meals.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11449

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Arrivederci, Mr Virtuani.
This forum will certainly not be the same without you.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.
LOL~ Do you think we have enough room under the deck for twin turbos?

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