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by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 61
Views: 5022

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Report of the Committee on Mercantile Cruisers Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty LONDON Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office By Eyre and Spottiswoode, Printers to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty 1902 This article is a detailed presentation of the huge costs in...
by Byron Angel
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

I think it would be very difficult for Scharnhorst to operate in the South Atlantic at all, due to fuel/cruising range issues. Uckermark managed to get to Japan in 1942 with the US in the war, so I think a sortie by Scharnhorst in say 1940 supported by Uckermark/Nordmark/ Dithmarschen would have be...
by Byron Angel
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Indeed, one can view such an engagement from either a tactical or operational perspective. From the tactical point of view, replacing AGS with Scharnhorst would have conferred important tactical advantages upon the Germans: better armor, 50pct larger main battery with better model guns in the bargai...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Hi HMSVF,
I moved down to South Carolina about five years ago from Boston MA. Do not underestimate the skill of a "redneck" with any sort of firearm. Believe me!

:cool:

Byron
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Hi HMSVF,
Speaking strictly as someone who has read a few books on the subject, simultaneously engaging all three opponents would not have been my first choice.

But that is just a civilian’s opinion.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Apart from the mechanical aspects of the turret ammunition handling machinery, rate of fire would also be affected by engagement range, quality of visibility and the aggressiveness with which the firing ship was maneuvering. But, in addition, the need to fire spottable salvoes was important to sense...
by Byron Angel
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Hi dunmunro, Here is the original post plus some add'l materiel accumulated. A terrific amount of development was undertaken to refine Type 284 from its initial evaluation (KGV, Nov 1940 according to Kingsley) to its performance aboard Duke of York in 1943. Byron CB 4112 (4) (1942) HANDBOOK ON THE U...
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Hi Dunmunro,
I guess it then boils down to which RN document one chooses to subscribe to. I did not, as you know, make up the cited range numbers (which dated from 1942). A transcription of the original RN text was post on KB about six(?) months ago IIRC.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 124
Views: 69486

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

Re the accuracy of Hood’s opening gunnery, the relatively early model of RDF Type 284 she carried - when employed for FC ranging purposes (as opposed to surface search) - was only considered “effective” at 16-18,000 yards.

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by Byron Angel
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR
Replies: 28
Views: 14743

Re: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR

Hi HMSVF,
Highly likely. I met one of the authors on the Battleship vs Battleship Forum.

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by Byron Angel
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR
Replies: 28
Views: 14743

Re: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR

An important new piece of scholarship on Coronel is due to be published within the next year or so.

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by Byron Angel
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

The clinical definition is “digital dyslexia” ... 😋

Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 61
Views: 5022

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Read the entire JSTor article referenced, Sean, and do the math for yourself - it was a “loan” in name only: two million pounds loaned and three million pounds in direct subsidy was an unprecedented deal implemented at a time when the naval budget was approaching a crisis level. I hardly imagine thi...
by Byron Angel
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 61
Views: 5022

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

A brief of the details of the Cunard subsidy program of 1902, passed under the Balfour government can be found by searching "British government subsidies to Cunard Line 1902 (The paper is freely D/L from JStor). In short - The British government loaned Cunard approximately two million pounds sterlin...
by Byron Angel
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 61
Views: 5022

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Been ill. The logic underlying the "dreadnought armoured cruiser" as a solution to the German high-speed transatlantic raid threat was that the government was spending stupendous amounts in subsidy payments to the commercial owners of the huge new British transatlantic liners in order to have use of...