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by OpanaPointer
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 3200

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: 506

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: 1907

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: 1907

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...
by OpanaPointer
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: WWII armor vs modern weapons
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: WWII armor vs modern weapons

Ship killers these days are all that into armor penetration, are they?

If I wanted to mess with a KGV I'd pepper the superstructure with Hellfire missiles.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: It's up to you
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: It's up to you

"General Discussions" is often a loose cannon in many forums. I wouldn't miss it.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5745

Re: WW1 battleships

I'm just saying that the rigging and unrigging of torpedo nets wouldn't have been a challenge. This would have been done in port, and not 100 feet in the air. :cool:
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5745

Re: WW1 battleships

Culverin, remember the complexity just a few years earlier:
(This is just a frigate.)

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by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5745

Re: WW1 battleships

HMS Dreadnought.

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