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by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Got to be kidding
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Re: Got to be kidding

While resistance to the obvious is from those who want their 82" TV and are afraid cleaning up the mess that makes might cost them some money.
by OpanaPointer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scuttling a ship
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Scuttling a ship

The intake lines on the cruisers I served on weren't that much smaller, and the ships were considerably smaller, so the space would fill quickly. Filling the four largest compartments on the ship, below the waterline, would sink 'em, I think. We actually had on intake line spring a leak. We had to w...
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raise Bismarck
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Raise Bismarck

Do not disturb war graves.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Scuttling a ship
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Scuttling a ship

The last ship I was on, an LHA, had 42" cooling water intake lines to her main engine condensers. Blow those two lines and she goes down. (The main engine spaces were almost the width of the ship and over three stories from bilge to the top.)
by OpanaPointer
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: The Paixhans gun
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Re: The Paixhans gun

Wiki speaketh thusly:

The charge varied from 10 lbs. 12 oz to 18 lbs [4.9-8.2 kg] of powder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paixhans_gun
by OpanaPointer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hitting the Gun Barrel
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: Hitting the Gun Barrel

Actually, I didn't know. Thanks for the more accurate info. :clap:
by OpanaPointer
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hitting the Gun Barrel
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: Hitting the Gun Barrel

The report's online for those who want to see it. https://www.history.navy.mil/research/l ... -no57.html
by OpanaPointer
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battleship for Freedonia
Replies: 22
Views: 2844

Re: Battleship for Freedonia

It is around 1936 and I have been appointed as Navy Minister by Freedonia. We are planning to build a battleship or class of battleships. As Freedonia has reasonably good relations with all the World's major naval powers, we are able to use technology from any country. We even have a few engineers ...
by OpanaPointer
Sat May 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Crossing the T
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: Crossing the T

No maneuver is perfect, agreed. The effect of crossing the T is to take out the lead ships, the ones with the senior admirals and the ones who had pride of place at the head of the line because of size, power, etc. Also remember that the standard reply was to have the fleet turn one after the other ...
by OpanaPointer
Wed May 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Crossing the T
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: Crossing the T

Jutland:

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by OpanaPointer
Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Crossing the T
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: Crossing the T

I find the concept of ''crossing the T'' difficult to understand. The ships being engaged from directly ahead by open broadsides are presenting the smallest target profile to the gunnery officers crossing the T. Unless the guns are exactly in line the target is going to be far more difficult to hit...
by OpanaPointer
Wed May 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Crossing the T
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: Crossing the T

The Battle of Surigao Strait was the last time battle lines met in this maneuver. I'm not sure how many salvos the OBBs got off.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Got to be kidding
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Re: Got to be kidding

"America First" was so very effective back in 1941. They represent a whopping 5.5% of the country.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Conspiracy theorists
Replies: 24
Views: 4344

Re: Conspiracy theorists

Some people don't like to be challenged in their dearly held beliefs. I find that type entertaining.