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by turlock
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Historical Naval actions that would make good movies?
Replies: 70
Views: 23408

How about The Battle of The North Cape? Scharnhorst is overdue to be so honored.
by turlock
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 51610

Biz vs Iowa

I'd just like to point out that there was no armor anywhere on Bismarck that would keep out Iowa's AP shell. Nowhere. Long range, short range, Biz would be riddled. The Iowa's immunity zone at 25 K yards would keep out the old 2240 pound AP shell of the Maryland class. The Italian 15 inch was a quan...
by turlock
Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Iowa
Replies: 322
Views: 51610

Bismarck vs Iowa

Goodbye Bismarck.
by turlock
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Trafalgar Bibliography
Replies: 1
Views: 1467

Spanish Trafalgar books

I would very much like to read a Spanish account of Trafalgar, but need an English translation. If anyone sees such a book, please post about it. Thanks.
by turlock
Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Jean Bart vs. Tirpitz
Replies: 45
Views: 16729

tirpitz vs Jean Bart

Hi Miro and regards to all. Jean Bart didn't damage Big Mamie (Massachussetts) at all but Mamie hit JB. A French 7.9 inch shell did explode below decks I slept in the compartment it exploded in back when I was a Sea Scout. The shrapnel damage in the bulkheads and deck was highlighted in red paint. U...
by turlock
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Your Favourite Warship of World War II
Replies: 67
Views: 9140

favorite WW2 ship(s)

Favorite KM ship? Scharnhorst. British- Hood, and Tribal class DD's. U.S.- Enterprise, for reasons already posted. South Dakota- Good old Battleship X. You really have to visit Alabama or Massachussetts to appreciate their design. Iowa- Grace, elegance, power, and plenty of outstanding American WW2 ...
by turlock
Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMS Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

H.M.S. Vanguard

The second Dreadnought named Vanguard, the one you are talking about, was IMHO beyond any doubt the finest British battlewagon of them all, and one of the handsomest BB's as well.
by turlock
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Why USA never built a Battlecruiser?
Replies: 13
Views: 5654

U.S battlecruisers

The North Carolina's were originally to mount twelve 14" 50 caliber guns.
by turlock
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Jean Bart vs. Tirpitz
Replies: 45
Views: 16729

Tirpitz vs Jean Bart

Not to be a nit pick,...but it would be Richelieu. Without the salvo spread problems that plagued the French quads during the war, I'd go with Richelieu...even though the Lonesome Queen is one of my favorite ships. The fact is that the French was a better design and a very formidable opponent...but ...
by turlock
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Elbing and Narvik Class deck color
Replies: 0
Views: 1229

Elbing and Narvik Class deck color

Do any of you know the correct deck color for the Elbing Class torpedo boats and Narvik class DD's? A friend asked me this for modeling purposes and I figured if anyone knew it would be one of you. Thanks.
by turlock
Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German WWI Armor Piercing Shells?
Replies: 23
Views: 8051

WW1 28cm

You might also try the Mariner's Mueseum in Newport News, Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum, and Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center, which also has a museum...as well as a 460cm gun.
by turlock
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS Wisconsin tour
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

U.S.S. Wisconsin

39 knots Ulrich? The Iowa's had nearly 250,000 shp at full power, which under ideal loading and sea conditions enabled New Jersey to hit 35 knots on post refit trials for Viet Nam service. 39 knots would require another quantum leap in SHP to over 300,000 and I just don't see how it is possible. I'm...
by turlock
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS Alabama, BB60
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

I'd conclude she was holed for sure, but Alabamians love their ship and you can bet they will dry dock her. Texas and Massachussetts have all had extensive repairs, including recent dry docking. At last check, North Carolina was slated to be done late this decade. I was on Massachussetts in '75. At ...
by turlock
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato's fuel situation-Nov 42?
Replies: 16
Views: 5278

The Japanese did not want to risk such a valuable vessel in the narrow waters of the slot. Also, there was the speed issue. Old, fast but thin skinned Kongo's seemed like a better bet. I reject the sometimes stated assertion that the IJN considered them expendable, but the Japanese were worried abou...
by turlock
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Mighty Mo Documentary, May 20
Replies: 2
Views: 1887

I've seen it several times. Decent, but containing the usual History Channel mistakes that should have been caught.

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