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by culverin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5319

Re: WW1 battleships

Come come OpanaPointer. You cannot be serious. What is this, join the dots. Okay, name them. That is all of them in the correct order. No cheating. Seriously, it illustrates the sheer complexity of a small ships rig and the seamanship skills of the men who sailed in them. So, we return to the net de...
by culverin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5319

Re: WW1 battleships

Thanks Alberto and OpanaPointer, both your additional images are appreciated and help clarify the stowage and deployment of these booms with their attendant nets. Alberto, as seamanship was understood Internationally the procedures would have been similar allowing for the differences in ship types a...
by culverin
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5319

Re: WW1 battleships

Thank you Wadinga and others with an interest in this subject. I have thoroughly read both Manual of Seamanship volumes and the procedures for deployment and recovery of the Torpedo net defences is complex to the modern naval enthusiast unless one has a thorough grasp of early 20th Century seamanshi...
by culverin
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 3851

Re: 3-shaft propulsion

Previously the 3 shaft Illustrious class carriers were mentioned and the attendant savings in weight over 4 shafts. This issue had been discussed by the Admiralty Board and the Naval Architects long before when the design for Ark Royal was being formulated. The requirement was for the ship to attain...
by culverin
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5319

Re: WW1 battleships

The British Admiralty Manual of Seamanship Volume 1 of 1908 covers torpedo net defence in detail, chapter IX from page 350 under the general category of rigging. All battleships, and some of the armoured cruisers, are fitted with torpedo net defence for protection against attack by torpedoes. In ear...
by culverin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: RAF Singapore Auxiliary vessel "Aquarius' sunk 15.2.42 - crew names?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: RAF Singapore Auxiliary vessel "Aquarius' sunk 15.2.42 - crew names?

Michael, welcome to this valuable resource. I am not certain how much i can help regarding individuals in RAFA Aquarius but i can give you some details on the vessel. Built by W. J. Yarwood & Sons in Nantwich, Cheshire as yard number 346 being launched 14th February 1934. She immediately conducted t...
by culverin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Ships sunk in port by aircraft attacks
Replies: 6
Views: 2772

Re: Ships sunk in port by aircraft attacks

10th December 1941. USS Sealion SS 195. Cavite. On this date the first US warship after the carnage of Pearl Harbour had subsided was sunk in the conflict when the USA and Japan became belligerents. Others between the 8th and 10th had also been lost either scuttled or captured but Sealion became the...
by culverin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: flashless cordite
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: flashless cordite

Difficult to quantify the term flashless, in this action Norfolk was the only 8" of the trio and this may have had some bearing on her misfortune leaving her the unfortunate recipient.
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: 4
Views: 6268

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: 4692

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: 4692

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: 10085

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: 10085

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: 3321

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: 6971

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...