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by Harry Lime
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales
Replies: 177
Views: 17058

Re: May 24 1941 - Tirpitz v Prince of Wales

I seem to recall that the German capital ships used electrical power for shell and propellant hoists, rather than the traditional hydraulic hoists. The electrical hoists were designed to move faster thus delivering more ammunition for a given period of time. Sorry, I can't recall the source right th...
by Harry Lime
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?
Replies: 81
Views: 14693

Re: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?

Thanks for posting your interesting material dunmonro. I think we can agree that HMAS Sydney scored hits at about 18,000 yards possibly a little more, UP to maybe 20,000 yards.
by Harry Lime
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?
Replies: 81
Views: 14693

Re: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?

What is the source that says HMAS Sydney scored hits at 20,000 yards at Cape Sparda?
by Harry Lime
Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland 100 years ago
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: Jutland 100 years ago

It is hard to say if HMS Queen Mary would have survived a similar amount of damage as SMS Seydlitz, not least because her end was so swift and terminal. Seydlitz survived because of 2 principal factors: her design features to limit flooding and her crew training in damage control. Whilst I don't hav...
by Harry Lime
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Who fires first wins ?????
Replies: 28
Views: 11191

Re: Who fires first wins ?????

It was a Lord Charles Hay at the battle of Fontenoy 1745 who invited the French to fire first. The volleys of the English Foot Guards broke the French line, but ultimately the British and their allies were driven back and they are considered to have lost the battle. The film "Cromwell" has Cromwell ...
by Harry Lime
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: HMS Agincourt, SMS Goeben & the Ottomans
Replies: 1
Views: 2455

HMS Agincourt, SMS Goeben & the Ottomans

Greetings! Some years ago I read "The ship that changed the world" by Dan van der Vat (a good read). What struck me was he used different dates to the usual accepted storyline for the signing of the Ottoman German Alliance and for the influences of the two warships mentioned. Since then I have trawl...