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by mike1880
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: BATTLE OF SHILOH-APRIL 1862
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: BATTLE OF SHILOH-APRIL 1862

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by mike1880
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 83996

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I have some sympathy with both sides of this argument. Leyte is never referred to, as far as I'm aware, as anything other than a battle. If it was a campaign you'd be able to point to specific engagements, each individually named, as being the battles fought as part of that campaign. And what do you...
by mike1880
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Armament of the Bogatyr-class as rearmed
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: Armament of the Bogatyr-class as rearmed

There's a photo of Bogatyr as re-armed in "Kreiser Bogatyr" by R M Melnikov (Gangut series), the 130mm apparently replace: (1) the turret guns (4 guns), (2) the 152mm in casemates and shields on each side (8 guns), (3) the shielded 75mm between the casemate and the endmost shielded 152mm f...
by mike1880
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland Myths
Replies: 15
Views: 5642

Re: Jutland Myths

John Brooks in "Dreadnought Gunnery" has a thoroughly damning analysis of the BCF's gunnery in general and during the Run to the South i particular. Well worth reading. needless to say, 5BS had no visibility problems.
by mike1880
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: WW1 research Help
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: WW1 research Help

It's not an RN uniform of any period. Might be a commercial shipping uniform perhaps, although I don't know where the tents fit in with that idea.
by mike1880
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Torpedo Boat Steel?
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

Re: Torpedo Boat Steel?

Can't help, I'm afraid, but a bit of googling shows that at some point in the past a similar question was asked by Peter K. on forum-marinearchiv.de; he's a mod there and still active according to his profile so you could always try asking whether he ever found an answer.

Mike
by mike1880
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Last use of Spitfires
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Re: Last use of Spitfires

There's a bit of information here:

http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/277125-spitfire-v-lightning.html

Although it takes a while to get to the point...

Mike
by mike1880
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Angled Torpedo Tubes on German TBs & DDs
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Angled Torpedo Tubes on German TBs & DDs

No, that's not it. He's asking about the centreline twin mounts.

Mike
by mike1880
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Angled Torpedo Tubes on German TBs & DDs
Replies: 6
Views: 2142

Re: Angled Torpedo Tubes on German TBs & DDs

Er...that IS the question. The Germans angled the tubes. Why?

Mike
by mike1880
Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: barbettes and turrets
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

Re: barbettes and turrets

To add to your confusion, Russian ships had genuine turrets derived from French designs while Japanese ships had barbettes with an armoured shield over the guns, invariably (but not strictly correctly) called a turret. In the original barbette mountings, the guns were mounted on a turntable protecte...
by mike1880
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 34469

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

You are all obviously fervent Christians, Buddhists, etc. who believe in either a second life or an afterlife or you wouldn't be wasting so much of this one on such a pointless argument. Every time I see this thread, a little part of me dies.

Mike
by mike1880
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 13974

Re: Jutland recurrent themes

I was disappointed by Tarrant, there isn't nearly as much German perspective in it as I expected. I've given my copy away.

Mike
by mike1880
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile fire questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4788

Re: Projectile fire questions

Read the McCoy book.

Mike
by mike1880
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Red Sea Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 1713

Re: Red Sea Forces

There's nothing disputed about Khartoum's loss, the Admiralty investigation ruled out enemy action or sabotage. If you have a look on the internet you'll find reports of a similar event on Kempenfelt in Sydney after WW2.

Mike
by mike1880
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German heavy ships
Replies: 135
Views: 7103

Re: German heavy ships

I can't say this is the most edifying debate I've ever seen, it seems to consist entirely of "Yes they did" and "No they didn't". An Italian naval staff doing its job would as a minimum have plans in place for war against (a) Britain and France (b) France alone (c) Britain alone,...

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