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by frankwl
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: Spain´s own naval victories?
Replies: 67
Views: 30214

Re: Spain´s own naval victories?

I wish that people who know nothing but dime novel descriptions of the Sioux, Cheyenne, Apache, Commanche, Blackfoot, Crow or Pawnee would keep their opinions to themselves. Anyone who thinks the Mohicans (early Christian indians) had anything to do with Canada thinks James Fenmore Cooper was an his...
by frankwl
Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

For a starving nation fighting a war where battalions died for a few yards of mud Operation Michael was breathtaking, more so than the more famous Battle of the Bulge a generation later.Given more clearly defined political goals it could have changed world history. We think of the Germans as stodgy ...
by frankwl
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 81387

Re: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships

If you're going to consider successful warships shouldn't you include a representative of the German U Boat fleet or the U.S. submarine fleet? Not glorious like surface ships, perhaps, but low cost, devastating to their enemies, sinking everything from merchant men to aircraft carriers and battleshi...
by frankwl
Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Unluckiest Warship
Replies: 105
Views: 41627

Re: Unluckiest Warship

Nobody mentions Glorius which was very unlucky in having a captain of questionable sanity. Glorius should never have been at sea with just two destroyers after Norway but Hughes was frothing to court martial a subordinate so he had to get back to Scapa. Hughes wouldn't even authorize a combat air pa...
by frankwl
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

Thank you, tommy303 and Byron Angel. I'm still learning you're never too old to learn. And it's fun.
by frankwl
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Unluckiest Warship
Replies: 105
Views: 41627

Re: Unluckiest Warship

How about HMS Curacoa, run over by the Queen Mary that it was trying to protect!
by frankwl
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 114885

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

Hi, here's a thing. Did the average Japanese soldier think he was worth 10 decadent Americans? Did a U.S. Marine think he was worth 10 Japanese soldiers? We have surviving officer's speeches telling them they were but did they believe it? Human nature is human nature and a Japanese infantryman or a ...
by frankwl
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

Hi, I have no idea where to post this question but Jutland seems appropriate. I have read in a few places that Anthony Pollen's fire control system could have made a difference to the Royal Navy, especially the battle cruisers but have no idea how or why. Does anyone know what that fire control syst...
by frankwl
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 8.4.1940 Admiral Hipper v Glow Worm
Replies: 7
Views: 3032

Re: 8.4.1940 Admiral Hipper v Glow Worm

Yes, RF, but I have never posted a single thing on this site that you haven't reacted in the negative. And you have been dead wrong sometimes as in Glow Worm. I don't make errors in syntax, it's my business not to. Read it again.
by frankwl
Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

This is exactly what I mean about letting BS get in the way of discussion. I'm all prepared to continue hating you (RF) and you come back with an intelligent, thoughtful response to one of my "ifs" about Bismarck and the Denmark Straits (sorry about the earlier mispelling but I used to have proofrea...
by frankwl
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

Okay, RF, can we have a private Washington Naval Treaty between us? I have a 40 year career in print, being sometimes attacked by very competent media people, politicians, churchmen, military and even bikers theatening my life. I don't much care what you say about me as I'm sure you don't give a hoo...
by frankwl
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

PS: Australia is he biggest producer of bauxite, folliowed by Brazil. And in 1918 nobody cared much about aluminum, or aluminium.
by frankwl
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

Anti-British? I'm so pro British I've been in fist fights in my younger years about who won the Battle of Jutland. I grew up in the Empire and the Commonwealth and I still stand up if someone plays God Save The Queen, whether it's in Ottawa or Melbourne. But I don't let that blind me. I'm not bloodt...
by frankwl
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

This is just for Karl. You have a point about Wilson who is generaly regarded as a saint. Find out what you can about Florence Labadia (not sure about the spelling).
by frankwl
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Jutland: 95 years already!
Replies: 37
Views: 10706

Re: Jutland: 95 years already!

Malarkey. Britain's resources in the U.S. were exhausted by the time the Empire started borrowing money from the U.S. And as far as cashing in on Imperial possessions do you suppose the U.S. would show up in Ottawa and present an IOU from a defeated Britain? And the Canadian government would say, oh...