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by dfrighini
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: USS Indianapolis — Mission of the Sharks — INACCURACIES
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

Re: USS Indianapolis — Mission of the Sharks — INACCURACIES

As good as a made for TV movie will get I guess...a story definately worth re-telling on the big screen. I like this film, and appreciate your point-of-view that it is as good as it gets for a TV drama. Likewise I'd like to see a big screen version of USS Indianapolis's story, as long as any potent...
by dfrighini
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR

Information found online about Convoy HG-73, 17th September - 1st October 1941 The route of the HG series of convoys from Gibraltar to Liverpool took them within range of Luftwaffe FW 200 ('Condor') aircraft acting both in a reconnaissance role, able to guide U-boats operating out of the French Atla...
by dfrighini
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR

Thanks for sharing some of your family history on the forum. You sure have some great history. I am sure if you have more pictures of your Great Uncle aboard any RN ships, the members would enjoy them. It seems to me that the personal pictures taken by crew, family, and the public are always more i...
by dfrighini
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR

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Photography from family album, Peter Glen (my Grandfather) with Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton (Great Uncle) on the Royal Sovereign, Malta, circa late 1920.
by dfrighini
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 49216

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

I'm not really sure if Prinz Eugen and Scharnhorst can be compared, as I don't think the Royal Navy was overly concerned about this ship. Whereas the Scharnhorst they considered a dangerous battleship (or battle cruiser in some circles), always trying to keeping enough resources on hand to deal wit...
by dfrighini
Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 49216

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

On the contrary the benefit of hind-sight is derived from the German Navies experiences during World War One. Had the Germans commenced unrestricted u-boat warfare throughout World War One they might have won This really depends on how you read the overall strategy. The Germans tried unrestricted U...
by dfrighini
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 49216

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

Oberwarrior, the issue of Scharnhorst as a succesful ship has been looked at on numerous threads throughout the history of this site. Scharnhorst is ''succesful'' only in the context of the records of othe KM regular warships lack of success. In terms of Admiral Webers' memorandum prior to WW2 star...
by dfrighini
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 49216

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

Oberwarrior, regarding U-boats what you say is being wise after the event. At the initial time of development - late 1930's - Germany had a naval agreement with Britain which permitted construction of submarines for the first time, and then at first up to 35% British submarine strength and later am...
by dfrighini
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 49216

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

This is a very difficult question to answer, as different ships (and countries) were faced with different circumstances (historical, geographic and political), so comparing ships from different navies could be near impossible. For example when comparing any British warship with an German warship fro...
by dfrighini
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR

Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR I’m currently researching my family history, and in-particular my Great Uncle Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton RNR and his sister (who was my Great Grandmother) Dorothy G M F Creighton. Regarding Rear Admiral Kenneth Everard Lane Creighton R...
by dfrighini
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #15
Replies: 13
Views: 2837

Anapa / Novorossiysk 2009

Going to Anapa today, so if I'm anywhere near Novorossiysk harbor and the Kutuzov I'll get some picture, to post here later. )))
by dfrighini
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 18716

Re: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?

In late November a message was sent to the Army and Navy commanders throughout the Pacific and the beginning of this message contained the words "Consider this a war warning". The guys in Hawaii just didn't do enough to prepare for an IJN attack there because they thought the chances of i...
by dfrighini
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 18716

Re: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?

If I recall, the US code experts had broken the Purple Code used by the Japanese foreign office, and this success allowed the decoding and translation of the long document (14 parts) which in effect was to sever diplomatic relations between Japan and the USA--essentially a preliminary move to a for...

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