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by Tom17
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Fleet action with capital ships
Replies: 10
Views: 2578

Re: Fleet action with capital ships

Does the KM admiral have the standard 'Don't engage unless absolutely necessary' orders or 'Sink 'em all' orders? If the first, the faster ships will sail away and the PBs get sunk. If the second, the RN ships open the range to initially take the PBs out of the battle and concentrate on the faster K...
by Tom17
Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: No Barbarossa AND Operation Sea Lion Oct 1941
Replies: 29
Views: 5110

Re: No Barbarossa AND Operation Sea Lion Oct 1941

What part of the English coast would the German sea based forces concentrate on?
A quick capture of a port would be essential.
by Tom17
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Cape Matapan and Italian WWII fighting procedures
Replies: 119
Views: 16627

Re: Cape Matapan and Italian WWII fighting procedures

This thread seems to start mid discussion for me with a post by Alberto Virtuani . quoting Pgollin.
Could someone link me to the previous thread where the quote originates.
Thanks
Tom
by Tom17
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2
Replies: 49
Views: 9676

Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Thank you Northcape.
Tom
by Tom17
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2
Replies: 49
Views: 9676

Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Northcape,
Having read the excerpt again I must ask what book the extract is from.
Many Thanks
Tom
by Tom17
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2
Replies: 49
Views: 9676

Re: Death of the Scharnhorst in ww2

Northcape,
On page 307 of your scanned book, there's a reference to the author seeing tracer marked shells.
Any idea how prevalent tracer was in larger calibre shells?
Tom
by Tom17
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood
Replies: 101
Views: 18442

Re: Bismarck Tirpitz Scharnhorst vs King George V Prince of Wales Hood

Tovey, when he had the choice (before OTL Bismarck chase), flew his flag in KGV. I see no reason why he would swap to Hood.
Therefore I don't imagine Hood would be leading the line.
Tom
by Tom17
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Comparisons of Axis vs Allied Combat Vessels
Replies: 68
Views: 15747

Re: Comparisons of Axis vs Allied Combat Vessels

Regarding torpedo hits one has to account for the different warhead weights.
Would, for instance, Pola, Newcastle or even Myoko, have survived one Long Lance hit in the same location as their historical hits?
Or would Edinburgh have survived three air launched torpedoes?
Tom
by Tom17
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst versus three County Class cruisers
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Re: Scharnhorst versus three County Class cruisers

What's the weather doing in the Bay of Biscay in early December of '41? Did RAF and Coastal Command aircraft carry out regular patrols with (or without) ASV equipped radar Is there visibility to keep the cruisers under fire from long range. The counties were good sea boats, conditions similar to tho...
by Tom17
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 23869

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

Dunnunro wrote: The fact that Scharnhorst went to action stations doesn't mean much because she had already encountered RN forces a few hours previously, and was moving back towards the slow moving convoy so another engagement was likely. The problem is that I can't find confirmation of when Scharnh...
by Tom17
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ark Royal class
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: Ark Royal class

Why would they need a CAP?
Tom
by Tom17
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Speeds at River Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Re: Speeds at River Plate

With regard to the http://www.hmshood.com/ship/accelerationgraph.jpg,
The curves will be different for HMS Exeter and a 'County'
Although Exeter had about the same SHP (80 000), she's shorter (575' - 630') and lighter (8,400 - 9,800)
(figures are from Jane's fighting ships WW 2)
Tom
by Tom17
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Spee trying to escape back to Germany...
Replies: 158
Views: 20294

Re: Graf Spee trying to escape back to Germany...

If a ship is interred are the crew made to leave or can they stay in the ship and perform (limited?) maintenance/repair work?
And how would Argentina inter a PB? pump it's fuel out? construct some sort of boom?
If interred would the RN have had to keep a presence in the area in case of a breakout?
Tom
by Tom17
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Falklands war in WWII
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Falklands war in WWII

I would think a 1600 mile round trip is within the capabilities of most RN WW2 destroyers with a decent margin for operations around the Falklands. V&W class (some of the oldest designed destroyers in RN service in 1940-41) all had a range of 3500+ at cruising speeds. Also, what forces (if any) did ...
by Tom17
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Bruno turret on Prinz Eugen
Replies: 0
Views: 4998

Bruno turret on Prinz Eugen

I've just been looking at these pictures of Hipper class cruisers: http://www.world-war.co.uk/germany/hipper.php3 If you scroll down to the detail pic of Eugen's 'B' turret starboard side view (With the Flakvierling mounted). There's a compressed gas cylinder mounted near the turret ring. It's not v...