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by OpanaPointer
Fri May 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 am
history.navy.mil may have the original manuals available. If not inquire with the National Archives.
You may also find archives of BuShips records. Take food and leave a trail of bright pebbles. :cool:
by OpanaPointer
Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

history.navy.mil may have the original manuals available. If not inquire with the National Archives.
by OpanaPointer
Mon May 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: The bomb that sank the Arizona
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: The bomb that sank the Arizona

The shell was machined down to allow the fins to be fitted. Speculation is that this overheated the shells and degraded the hardening.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 1067

Re: Monitors

USN barbettes were routinely armored.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Propulsion less torpedo
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Modern Navy torpedoes clear the launching tube with an air slug. I don't know how far they travel on that impetus.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Byron Angel wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
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?

B
I was thinking of pneumatics, go low-rider on that shit.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Twin 16" turrets instead of the triple 12" turrets. Then stack on the AAA for carrier escort duties.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Secret U boat bases
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Secret U boat bases

Do a search over at forum.axishistory.com. And try to forgive us for the HyFy Channel stupidities.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 4278

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Another breadcrumb: Merchant Marine Act of 1936. The attic makes me sneeze. :( Hope the dusty attic did not cause lung disease. Its looks at this point the answer is a qualified yes. Still, examples of common tankers refueling ships in ports or sheltered water would be useful for the question. Wond...
by OpanaPointer
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Us as others see us
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Us as others see us

I'm good with the level of discourse that occurs here. But I've only been doing WW2 since 1965. Some of the old hand can make the point better.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 3151

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

You can have more than one plan.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The USN vs. the Royal Navy
Replies: 24
Views: 3151

Re: The USN vs. the Royal Navy

Oh, Plan Red would have taken you all down!!!! :lol: For those not familiar, Plan Red was a War College exercise examining a theoretical war with Canada. Why Canada? Because there is a quite interesting border there. Very long, with all kinds of terrain. Waterways, lakes, plains, mountains, no deser...