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by OpanaPointer
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

Wondering if radar-equipped ships called target bearing for less well-endowed units?
by OpanaPointer
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

With more than a dozen contributors to Hyperwar I have no idea what's online there, but I did regularly ship copies of USN radar manuals to Brazil, they're still keeping that gear running down there. So a poke through might turn up a nugget or two.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

When qualifying as a coxswain on an LHA I learned of one maneuver, "Hog On Ice", that the "small boys" considered fun. My observation was that the entire crew was drunk.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Various Q's regarding fire control tools
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Various Q's regarding fire control tools

There may be more skunking around in Hyperwar. Nobody knows everything there. Adding "Hyperwar" to a Google search is frequently useful.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Optimum speeds for destroyers in gun battles

"Knife fights" usually resulted from accidental proximity to the other force.

The term "Speed is life" applies to surface actions as often as aerial combat. The insanely heroic charges of Taffy 3's escorts were done at the best possible speed, and so they lived a little longer. Sometimes.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Broadsides
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Broadsides

I think they would have installed "shock mountings" to reduce the shake, rattle and roll. I've see electronic units mounted on what are essentially rubber balloons, like a big hockey puck.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Best Books on Jutland?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Best Books on Jutland?

Damn, I'm out of the book buying window. :oops:
by OpanaPointer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Emergency hull repairs while at sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Emergency hull repairs while at sea

In anticipation of such events as illustrated in my last post the outfitting parties would have tucked timber wherever it would fit. I was on USS MacDonough when we were in Gitmo for training. She had just come out of the yards and one of things done during a yard period is to check that we have eve...
by OpanaPointer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Emergency hull repairs while at sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Emergency hull repairs while at sea

For more robust bracing look at the pictures of ships who lost their bows in a collision. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/ZwEaW4ajrpSYxy363WDPpZd2iu7Z83FA0NiWczF1MeYu3KzcfyrtGOK1Y5P2S8FocOh-n-kb4t-DjtytbW0Pos6ry6_x14NyNWFV6ic Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/32k9m6/the_g...
by OpanaPointer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Best Books on Jutland?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Best Books on Jutland?

Jellicoe's book would be a good start.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Emergency hull repairs while at sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Emergency hull repairs while at sea

You could put a mattress against a smallish hole and brace it. Standard test to see if it would hold was to get a beefy dude to swing from the overhead an hit it with both feet. This is good information up to 197something when my ship was doing training at Gitmo.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: A Tallboy instead of a bouncing bomb

The apprentices were obviously not American teenagers. We tend to get to market weight rather more quickly. :lol: