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by chcrawfish
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Los Angeles Class vs. Oscar II submarines
Replies: 7
Views: 3665

Re: Los Angeles Class vs. Oscar II submarines

uh.....don't forget the SEAWOLF class....
by chcrawfish
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest Warship Name Ever
Replies: 98
Views: 20265

Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Imagine that...a left winger who was less than completely honest about his military service. Now he's the SECOND worst President in our history. When the submarine USS Jimmuh Cahtuh was undergoing trials, she was sent down to AUTEC in the Bahamas, where my Reserve helo squadron was in an exercise. T...
by chcrawfish
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Replacement for the Ticonderoga-class CGs
Replies: 16
Views: 5403

Re: Replacement for the Ticonderoga-class CGs

As a just-retired US Sailor, I can surely say that our Navy does NOT have too many ships. Our crews are getting a bit worn down from the accelerated deployment schedules we are currently operating under. Well, we've too much empire. But anyhow... Now back to the real subject. The TICO-class has don...
by chcrawfish
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 38056

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

US was aligned with Germany, Spain, Brazil, and at least one Scandanavian nation, as I recall (college for me was in the mid-80s, and I spent much of that time under multiple influences). France and England had Italy and at least one other South American nation (Argentina?). When I left the school, ...
by chcrawfish
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest Warship Name Ever
Replies: 98
Views: 20265

Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Be thankful that you won't be getting the USS Richard Nixon or the USS Spiro Agnew....... and even Karl might have something to say about the USS Jimmy Carter.... President Carter commanded at least one submarine in his naval career, and he does have one named after him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
by chcrawfish
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Replacement for the Ticonderoga-class CGs
Replies: 16
Views: 5403

Re: Replacement for the Ticonderoga-class CGs

As a just-retired US Sailor, I can surely say that our Navy does NOT have too many ships. Our crews are getting a bit worn down from the accelerated deployment schedules we are currently operating under. Now back to the real subject. The TICO-class has done very well, and an enlarged AB would fill t...
by chcrawfish
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers
Replies: 74
Views: 38056

Re: Royal Navy Super Battleships and Battlecruisers

When I was in college, we had a naval wargaming group on campus. One of their continuing scenarios was The Great Banana War of 1928. It presumed that WW1 never occurred, so those alliances didn't take shape, and that the naval conferences of the 20s also didn't happen. The US ended up allied with Ge...
by chcrawfish
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: A surviving Ironclad
Replies: 9
Views: 4397

Re: A surviving Ironclad

Then there's the USS Olympia in Philadephia.....ouch! Quite a bit of her upper works and guns/turrets are refabrications.
by chcrawfish
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest Warship Name Ever
Replies: 98
Views: 20265

Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

With the current USS Enterprise scheduled to be decommissioned soon, I really wish that the Congress and Navy would name the first ship of the next carrier class ENTERPRISE, instead of Gerald Ford. I mean, come on! Ford? He was a mediocre Congresscritter and a useless President. Okay, so he was a go...
by chcrawfish
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What if Hood hadn't blown up?
Replies: 172
Views: 31396

Re: What if Hood hadn't blown up?

... Probably not by POW's guns but by the guns and torpedoes on the next group of British ships. That's another thing; I always said there was no escape for Bismarck... He would have been sunk no matter what. The question at hand was that PoW was unlikely to score decisively in the 4-5 minutes need...
by chcrawfish
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: A surviving Ironclad
Replies: 9
Views: 4397

Re: A surviving Ironclad

The oldest surviving ironclad is HMS Warrior. She's currently at Naval Base Portsmouth, not far from HMS Victory.
by chcrawfish
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV article on wikipedia
Replies: 57
Views: 7016

Re: KGV article on wikipedia

José: Yes, Richelieu's TDS is generally considered the best. That's why I find KGV data hard to believe. It is according to the navweaps and combinedfleet. However Friedman does not speak that well of it and I think (have to check, anyway) that R&R neither. Starting for the overall displacement and...
by chcrawfish
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Northrop Quits Tanker Bid
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: Northrop Quits Tanker Bid

I'm not saying the Air Force rigged the competition, but......
by chcrawfish
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The First Battle of Narvik, 10 April 1940
Replies: 31
Views: 18580

Re: 10 April 1940, the 1st battle of Narvik

When that manuscript is completed, you must post information about it on this board. That would be a fantastic read.
by chcrawfish
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Falklands again?
Replies: 25
Views: 4627

Re: Falklands again?

If it were to flare up again, I'd expect a couple of RN subs to pop the Argentine airfields and other targets with Tomahawks rather quickly. Game over. No, the British idea is of deterrence and if that fails of defeating the Argentine forces at sea or on the Falklands. Attacking mainland Argentina ...