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by BobDonnald
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Blucher in Dogger Bank
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Blucher in Dogger Bank

Perhaps USS Juneau during the withdrawal from the Friday the Thirteenth sea battle.

BD
by BobDonnald
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 3778

Re: Updating the KGV class

The obsolescence of the British and American battle fleets was driven by foreign developments of more powerful ships and aircraft. Hood's armor is good against Scharnhorst's 11 inch guns but overmatched by the Bismarck's 15 inch guns. I can't see how building 14 inch KGV's and NC's makes the Yamato,...
by BobDonnald
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 3778

Re: Updating the KGV class

None of the 35,000 ton treaty battleships were worth building in view of the international arms race in the late 1930s. The Japanese were expected to build 16 inch/46,000 ton ships to complement the Nagato class. The Italians already built 15 inch/40,000 ton ships. Then the Bismarck 15 inch/44,000 t...
by BobDonnald
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Who fires first wins ?????
Replies: 29
Views: 19581

Re: Who fires first wins ?????

So the Nowaki won when it was engaged by Iowa and New Jersey? I could argue that either way.
The second meeting didn't come off as well if memory serves.
by BobDonnald
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Dreadnoughts sunk by gunfire alone?
Replies: 8
Views: 10405

Re: Dreadnoughts sunk by gunfire alone?

The French battleship at Mers-el-Kebir whose name eludes me is another. Unless beaching does not count as sunk.
by BobDonnald
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?
Replies: 33
Views: 17093

Re: A KGV in the south atlantic 1982 ?

What is the launcher behind KGV's "B" turret? SAM or SSM?

Bob
by BobDonnald
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 9357

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Could the outcome of the battle been changed if Adm Crutchley had kept the cruisers together in a single line, but used more destroyers to cover the entrances to the anchorage? Then was the practice of splitting your force equally to guard the sea lanes to the anchorage standard Royal Navy doctrine?...
by BobDonnald
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battle of Santa Cruz-October 1942
Replies: 15
Views: 7174

Re: Battle of Santa Cruz-October 1942

Another battle showing the vunerability of the Yorktown class to torpedo hits. The large lists caused the crews to prematurely abandon ship. The Enterprise survived the war by not having her hull graced by them. Speaking of the CV-5 Yorktown, RIP to my uncle Sammie who passed away the first week of ...
by BobDonnald
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Gunfire hits below the waterline?
Replies: 22
Views: 5410

Gunfire hits below the waterline?

The loss of the IJN Kirishima's has been attributed to both scuttling and being holed below the waterline. Since neither the Bismarck nor the Scharnhorst sinkings describe such hits and damage resulting from them, is this something rare? I know that USS Boise took a special IJN diving shell below th...
by BobDonnald
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Your favourite Battleship
Replies: 18
Views: 16762

Re: Your favourite Battleship

USS North Carolina BB-55 (the Showboat) I have visited her several times over the last 20 years. It is only a 6 hour drive to Wilmington, NC from my home. The first time I toured her, I was 16 years old and found myself imagining myself on the conn of the Washington off of Savo. LOL.. It would not h...
by BobDonnald
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Now a question about funnel caps....
Replies: 6
Views: 6375

Re: Now a question about funnel caps....

Did any of the WW1dreadnaught coal burners have capped funnels?

Bob
by BobDonnald
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Naval communications in WWII
Replies: 3
Views: 7941

Re: Naval communications in WWII

Voice communication channels in 1944 were mostly on VHF radio frequencies (30 to 300 megahertz) and these were line of sight or a little more. The longer distance communications were on th HF radio frequencies. The shortwave frequencies (3 to 30 megahertz) usually have predictable distances dependin...
by BobDonnald
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR
Replies: 19
Views: 13181

Re: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR

IIRC, the action at River Platte started with opposing forces closing the range. By the book, Troubridge's armored cruisers should lose. Of course, by the book, a heavy cruiser going one on one with a battle cruiser at 3,000 yard range gets blown out of the water. All the British cruisers needed to ...
by BobDonnald
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR
Replies: 19
Views: 13181

Re: Adm Troubridge-right/wrong-in the GOEBEN AFFAIR

Churchill was probably setting a precedent for Chris Craddock's feeling that he had to engage the German East India squadron regardless of the outcome. I wonder if Henry Harwood's tactic in the next war would have worked on the Goeben. Split the Goebens fire by having two ships engage on opposite fl...
by BobDonnald
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: WASHINGTON NAVAL CONFERENCE OF 1922
Replies: 22
Views: 8549

Re: WASHINGTON NAVAL CONFERENCE OF 1922

I am not sure what you mean by the context of "aircraft carriers not being limited by the treaty." It reads that the Japanese were limited to 81,000 tons of carriers with none to exceed 27,000 tons. The US and the UK were limited to 135,000 tons of carriers. The Japanese gave notice of exiting the t...