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by culverin
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?

Kev, if i could also advise, Bill is being incredibly modest here as in the current edition of Warship 2018 he has contributed an extensive article titled - Under the guns: Battle damage to Graf Spee, 13 Decmber 1939 of 22 pages. This follows 17 pages by Alan Zimm, a tactical analysis of the battle....
by culverin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Recommendation of Victoria Cross.
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

Re: Recommendation of Victoria Cross.

Lt Cdr Gerard Roope was CO of HMS Glowworm sunk in action with the Hipper 8th April 1940.

Please follow this link for more details
www.hmsglowworm.org.uk
which includes a copy of the supplement to The London Gazette detailing the award of a posthumous VC to Lt Cdr Roope.
by culverin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Recommendation of Victoria Cross.
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

Recommendation of Victoria Cross.

Recommendation of Victoria Cross for Cdr C E Glasfurd (deceased) and Lt Cdr J F Barker (deceased) for action against German battlecruiser Scharnhorst: not approved. This is in file ADM 178/334 in the British National Archives (TNA), Kew. Many individuals in this forum and others have expressed const...
by culverin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Hood at DS : a new article
Replies: 11
Views: 6542

Re: Regarding Hood at DS : a new article

Thanks for your interest Thorsten and Alberto, the brief statement i made re transposing the shell and magazine rooms in Hood's 3 half sisters is covered in detail by Ian Sturton, Cancelled Sisters: The Modified Hood Class, which comprised Anson, Howe and Rodney, Warship 2010, pp 96 - 102. Maybe you...
by culverin
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Hood at DS : a new article
Replies: 11
Views: 6542

Re: Regarding Hood at DS : a new article

Some revisions. That is an understatement. When an author fails within 3 paragraphs to recognise the correct Armoured Cruisers lost in catastrophic circumstances at Jutland, with their entire complements, ones faith diminishes somewhat. Defence and Black Prince were the pair. Warrior was a very slow...
by culverin
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Documentary on Hood
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

Re: Documentary on Hood

Yes Paul, i also watched this episode. An hour well spent. This programme was made for any layman to easy understand in 1 hour the history of Hood and i can only give credit to all involved, irrespective of your depth or lack of knowledge. It did not dwell on her demise. It was the final of 4 episod...
by culverin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 4272

Re: Barbary Pirate raids on England and Ireland

The Barbary coast inhabitants over the centuries have caused many ructions to Europeans. And the USA. Thanks Tommy303, your links still function, most enlightening. Apparently, the US Department of the Navy, founded 30 April 1798, was a direct result of political issues in that part of N Africa. The...
by culverin
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Zerstorers
Replies: 5
Views: 4063

Re: Zerstorers

As with all destroyers built in the 1930's, larger calibre guns did not guarantee any positive results in action. Unlike their larger cruiser brethren, the effort in manpower involved simply getting the shell from shell room / magazine to the breach was strenuous, even with fit men in a well drilled...
by culverin
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: USS AMERICA CV 66
Replies: 2
Views: 3562

Re: USS AMERICA CV 66

With CV-66 now 3.2 miles down, intact, upright, 400 miles west of Bermuda, her namesake has entered service. Is Bermuda that far from the States. Just checked. So it is. Further in fact. USS America, LHA-6, is lead ship of a new amphibious assault ship class, a number of which are planned. Sister LH...
by culverin
Sat May 21, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Seydlitz
Replies: 4
Views: 6964

Re: A ship history : Seydlitz

How much bearing might the loss of sister Blucher on 9 April 1940 have had on the decision to suspend further work on Seydlitz, bearing in mind the final incomplete unit Lutzow had been sold to the Soviets previously. The exploits of both Admiral Hipper and Prinz Eugen are well documented, the 8" cr...
by culverin
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Depth Charges Aboard HM cruisers 1939-45
Replies: 13
Views: 5083

Re: Depth Charges Aboard HM cruisers 1939-45

Further evidence of DC's being carried is in the log of HMS Naiad. 22 May 1941, whilst evading extensive bombing which was to last all day, at 1147 Naiad jettisoned her depth charges. Derived from 'The man around the engine', by Vice-Admiral L Le Bailly, a Lt (E) in Naiad from build to loss. This to...
by culverin
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Depth Charges Aboard HM cruisers 1939-45
Replies: 13
Views: 5083

Re: Depth Charges Aboard HM cruisers 1939-45

Most British Royal Navy cruisers up to the Improved Dido and Colony classes carried 1 single depth charge rack with 5 charges maximum on the starboard quarter and 15 depth charges. None ever carried any form of D C thrower(s). Consequently no pattern as such could be launched. Apparently at the Rive...
by culverin
Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Lion class
Replies: 1
Views: 3005

Re: Lion class

There would have been 4 LION class, LION & TEMERAIRE from the 1938 programme, CONQUEROR & THUNDERER from the 1939. Only the 2 1938 ships ordered on 21 Feb 1939 were laid down, dates below. LION, Vickers Tyne, yno 16, 4 July 1939. TEMERAIRE, Cammell Laird, yno 1045, 1 June 1939. Progress was slow for...
by culverin
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 24161

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

In a one-on-one fight, I wouldn't expect a County to stand up to PE for long. However, does anyone have a note of the comparative commissioning costs of the 2 classes? If I could get two Counties for the same outlay as one PE, I'd side with the RN. The RN had 11 assorted county class plus the 2 RAN...
by culverin
Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Leanders
Replies: 20
Views: 4937

Re: Leanders

5 Leander class were completed for the British RN, followed by the 3 Improved Leander or Amphion class, which were all duly transferred to Australia as the Perth class, despite Sydney ex Phaeton being transferred in build. All 8 ships had identical armament as completed, but deeper down there were s...