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by Fatboy Coxy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Officer characteristics from the diary of Megan Spooner
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Officer characteristics from the diary of Megan Spooner

Yes, along with the RAF commander, Pulford, when their heavily overcrowded launch ML 310 was beached in a sinking condition.
by Fatboy Coxy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Officer characteristics from the diary of Megan Spooner
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Officer characteristics from the diary of Megan Spooner

Hi all, how seriously can we take observations about people’s characters from personal diaries. I came across a passage from Megan Spooner’s diary referring to the senior officers in Singapore in 1941. Megan Spooner, nee Foster, a famous soprano, was the wife of Rear Admiral ‘Jackie’ Spooner, who ar...
by Fatboy Coxy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95

I remember you have been keen on rebuilding this antique oddity for WWII, but there would have been an awful lot to do. Hi wadinga, yes it is part of me exploring what could be done to the ship on a rebuild. getting rid of the 5.5-inch guns and that massive tripod mast and control room would have g...
by Fatboy Coxy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95

HMS Hermes Tub.jpg
Apologies for the poor art work, but this is what I am talking about
(44.37 KiB) Not downloaded yet
by Fatboy Coxy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Bathtub Sponson above Bridge of HMS Hermes 95

Apologies if this isn’t the correct terminology but it’s the best description I can give it. There is a bathtub like sponson above the bridge of HMS Hermes 95, does anyone know what it was used for?

Regards
Fatboy Coxy
by Fatboy Coxy
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: WW2 Service of Rollicker class rescue tugs
Replies: 0
Views: 404

WW2 Service of Rollicker class rescue tugs

Hi all, does anyone have any more information on the service history of these tugs in the second world war? Also known as the Resolve class, they were laid down during the First World War, but not completed before its end. I’m unsure of their number, 5 but possible 6 ships, The tugs were named as be...
by Fatboy Coxy
Wed May 06, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Supercharged modifications to Revenge class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Supercharged modifications to Revenge class Battleships

With regard to the limited numbers of HE shells carried and available, do you think more HE was manufactured 1943-44 in anticipation of the forthcoming landings, where ever they might be? Or was a reasonable stock held in the UK, for the purpose of shore bombardment, from pre war days, but normally ...
by Fatboy Coxy
Wed May 06, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships

Hi Fatboy Coxy, I suggest you review the Hit on "PoW's Compass Platform" thread Page 5 at http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6276&start=30 It is near the top of page three of this thread's index if the link provides problems. where annotated photos and diagrams show both the Compass...
by Fatboy Coxy
Wed May 06, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships

dunmunro wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:14 pm
The drawing on this page shows the compass platform, where Captain Leach was stationed:

http://www.hmshood.com/history/denmarks ... amage1.htm
Top line old chap, absolutely top line :D
by Fatboy Coxy
Sun May 03, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships

Have I got the layout right? Apologies, I seem to lack the technical abilities required to attach a picture. To be fair it was a picture of the bridge superstructure of HMS King George V, shot at angle from lower attendant destroyer, with me adding text boxes to picture. Partly I wanted to confirm t...
by Fatboy Coxy
Sat May 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Admirals Bridge on King George V Class Battleships

Hi all, I’ve read that there was an Admirals Bridge on the King George V class battleships. Was this separate to the normal bridge, or just the bridge being renamed because the ship carried an Admiral. If it was separate, can you tell me where it was in relation to the normal Bridge please Regards F...
by Fatboy Coxy
Sat May 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Supercharged modifications to Revenge class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Supercharged modifications to Revenge class Battleships

I'm fairly comfortable that the R class didn't get the 30 degree turret mounting upgrade, but I am unsure which of the four got the Super charge modification.
by Fatboy Coxy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Supercharged modifications to Revenge class Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Supercharged modifications to Revenge class Battleships

Hi all, late 1941 the four remaining R or Revenge class battleships were redeployed t the far East, forming the 3rd Battle Squadron, at Ceylon. The class was equipped with the 15-inch (381 mm) Mk I guns in four twin gun turrets. The 15-inch Mk I was modified, starting sometime in the late 1930s, wit...
by Fatboy Coxy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Creating Flag Commands
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Creating Flag Commands

Apologies OpanaPointer, but I missed the point of your post, was it to suggest that Rear Admiral Arthur Palliser, could have been suitable as flag officer for the cruiser squadron?

Regards
Fatboy Coxy
by Fatboy Coxy
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Selborne Dry Dock 1940 to 1941
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Selborne Dry Dock 1940 to 1941

Hi all

Can anyone direct me to where I might find out what ships were worked on in Selborne, Graving or Dry, Dock, in Simonstown, South Africa, during the period 1940 to 1941

Regards
Fatboy Coxy