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by Kev D
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

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

Back to Warship 2018, buy or borrow a copy, currently about £27 in the UK, always much of interest. First, thanks for the PM Sean. :ok: Re the above, when someone else somewhere else advised me of contents of same I snapped up a copy right away. Mighty impressed (in both the articles concerning Gra...
by Kev D
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

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

Bill Jurens wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:07 am
Very complete drawings and descriptions of the damage suffered by the British cruisers during the action with Graf Spee can be found in the British archives. If my notes are correct, they can be found in ADM 267/145.

Bill Jurens
Thanks VERY much Bill, I will try to obtain.

:ok:
by Kev D
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Pow's bell
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: Pow's bell

I have not heard that story or rumour Paul. Do you have a link to what you referred to, i.e. "..... in one case where they were apprehended it was stated that they had lifted a bell from PoW......." I do know of two bells recovered at different times from PoW years ago and handed to the MOD. Besides...
by Kev D
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: I have a Press Photograph of Survivors that perhaps you would like to load on the site
Replies: 1
Views: 2958

Re: I have a Press Photograph of Survivors that perhaps you would like to load on the site

Without stating the obvious, you need to reduce the file size. Most forums have a limit on the size of the file (photo) that can be uploaded. Yours must be too big. :negative: And to do that reducing you will need a photo editing program, or if you don't have, then as you say, send it to a moderator...
by Kev D
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: HMS Vanguard
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: HMS Vanguard

Glad you enjoyed it! Enjoyed it? That would be an understatement!!!!! Have been there, done that (on other wrecks), but our surveys, or the ones published, while good at the time conducted between 8 and 16 years ago, wouldn't hold a candle to this one! From todays news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/u...
by Kev D
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: HMS Vanguard
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: HMS Vanguard

Hopefully somebody has downloaded it! I thought it was a very thorough survey! :wink: Best wishes HMSVF As I have posted elsewhere "If anyone would like to download arguably o ne of the very best presented underwater survey's of a shipwreck (that I certainly have ever seen) suggest you sign up for ...
by Kev D
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Got to be kidding
Replies: 14
Views: 8930

Re: Got to be kidding

It's just idiotic, and goes to Obama's nonsense about climate change being the biggest threat ever faced by mankind. Well Dave, with ALL due respect, and I don't mean to be rude, you must live a very sheltered / closeted life if you think climate change ain't the elephant in the room. :stubborn: No...
by Kev D
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

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

Gents, Does anyone know if there exist any 'drawings' showing exactly where HMS Exeter was hit by Graf Spee, and more specifically the trajectory of the shells into / inside the ship (along the lines of drawing/s occasionally seen, IIRC, for HMS Prince of Wales after Bismarck action)? Been reading t...
by Kev D
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Is Admiral Phillips finest hour about to begin
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Is Admiral Phillips finest hour about to begin

If that scenario took place then.........................with all due respect to the dead and families, and speaking selfishly, there probably would not have been a British battleship and a British battle cruiser to have been able to dive on in the South China Sea. :shock: But............there are L...
by Kev D
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

Pardon delay in reply Coxy, but have been on road traveling on business this past week. Anyway I think it more like 15 miles if this excerpt below from the post war (1955 IIRC) report Duncan posted is correct (that is, it was written taking into account, with the benefit of hindsight, both Brit and ...
by Kev D
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

As the saying goes Fatboy Coxy, you are chasing windmills. As stated in a previous above post of mine, there never was a flare sighted by Electra, nor any such sighting past on to HMS Prince of Wales (participants on the scene confirm this), although this is by no means the same as saying there was ...
by Kev D
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

From: B.R. 1736 (8)/1955. NAVAL STAFF HISTORY SECOND WORLD WAR Battle Summary No. 14 (revised) LOSS OF H.M. SHIPS PRINCE OF WALES AND REPULSE 10th December, 1941 Thanks for posting that Duncan. So, upon reading Section 11 of said report, basically post war from the Japanese sides recorded positioni...
by Kev D
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

One of the major what ifs about Force Z is about the radar on HMS Prince of Wales being faulty, and as a consequence they didn’t detect IJN Chokai on the evening 9 December, when a Betty dropped a flare over her........................The other possibility is the closest distance the ships ever got...