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by chugwater shale
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: First USN Warship sunk in WW2
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: 1st USN WARSHIP TO BE SUNK IN WW2

I beleive the Kearney was only damaged and not sunk in that incident. Accordling to Wikipedia she was only struck from the navy list in 1971. (I know, I know, wiki...but wiki is probabaly good enough for this purpose.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Kearny_(DD-432)
by chugwater shale
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Kampon boilers
Replies: 4
Views: 6488

Kampon boilers

Hello all, I know he IJN followed British Naval practice and philosophy in many areas, is this also the case in their naval machinery--perhaps at least as a starting point for developing their own ideas? I find many mentions of Japanese warhsips being equipped with Kampon Boilers, but I haven't real...
by chugwater shale
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Now a question about funnel caps....
Replies: 6
Views: 4238

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

Ahh, thanks for that. Of course, that was one of the possibilities I was thinking about, but didn't include in my post! C'est la vie. On a personal level, it has always irked me slightly than many books see fit to mention funnel caps being fitted--but never go into why--or how successful they were. ...
by chugwater shale
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:02 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Now a question about funnel caps....
Replies: 6
Views: 4238

Now a question about funnel caps....

Hi all, and thank you for your answers about armor belt construction, by the way. At any rate, could anybody tell me the purpose behind capping a ship's funnel? It seems that the Germans modified many of their ships by adding caps to the funnel and I was wondering what specific benefit they gained f...
by chugwater shale
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: question about armor construction/assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 2781

Re: question about armor construction/assembly

Thanks Byron, that's close to what I suspected, but had never really seen spelled out.

I suppose now would be as good a time as any to warn you that I'll have a lot more questions like this to come in the days ahead! :)
by chugwater shale
Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: question about armor construction/assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 2781

question about armor construction/assembly

Hi all, I am new here, so forgive me if this has been covered and I've just missed it; how are armored belts (or decks) actually assembled? I find it hard to believe that a given belt could be one giant slab--if for no other reason than the material handling capability of the time could'nt move such...