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by Sunbury2
Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Honda Point Disaster 1923
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Honda Point Disaster 1923

On the night of the 8th of September 1923, a flotilla of US Destroyers made a fatal navigation error, with 7 of them running aground at Point Honda north of San Diego. It remains the largest peacetime loss of vessels for the USN. http://www.naval-history.net/WW1zp91HondaPoint.gif http://en.wikipedia...
by Sunbury2
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Griffon engines
Replies: 13
Views: 4139

Re: Griffon engines

The Australians developed a long range fighter prototype the CA-15. It was essentially a Griffon Engined Mustang. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAC_CA-15 http://www.raafwarbirds.org.au/aircraft.htm It's development never went past the prototype stage, but its performance was apparently fast. In a tes...
by Sunbury2
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?
Replies: 37
Views: 28699

Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

No one has mentioned "The Battle of the River Plate" a 1956 Movie. The movie is about the hunting of the Admiral Graf Spree . It's strongest point is how the German's are portrayed, they are humans not Nazi's. A US heavy Cruiser plays the Admiral Graf Spree and at least one of the British light crui...