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by Monitor
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Naval Architect, Naval Engineer, Marine Engineer...
Replies: 12
Views: 4819

Re: Naval Architect, Naval Engineer, Marine Engineer...

Thank you all for your time answering my questions.
by Monitor
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Naval Architect, Naval Engineer, Marine Engineer...
Replies: 12
Views: 4819

Naval Architect, Naval Engineer, Marine Engineer...

I'm confused here. :?
What is the difference between a Naval Architect and a Naval Engineer? The first designs ships' structures and the other ships' machinery, is that correct? ... and what about Marine Engineer and Chief Enginner?
by Monitor
Fri May 26, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Raeder failed strategy
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

I don't believe it was all Raeder's fault. IIRC, Hitler told him that there would be no war with England at least until 1945 and Raeder thought there was time to build a surface fleet. The Z-Plan was cancelled as soon as the UK and France declared war on Germany and further construction was focused ...
by Monitor
Fri May 05, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Capt Kennedy of Rawalpindi
Replies: 50
Views: 9270

Was the Bismarck supposed to fire 15-inch shells against merchant ships? :think:
by Monitor
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: Ships of the line
Replies: 31
Views: 11564

I'm not familiar with old gunnery but since they didn't care about armor at all it is my understanding that sailing ships could hardly be sunk by gunfire. Is that correct? Guns were useful to dismantle enemy ships that were later boarded and captured. How many ships were actually sunk by gunfire at ...
by Monitor
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H-Klasse Battleship vs. 2 Iowas
Replies: 14
Views: 4704

In a battle fought under the same conditions both sides I think anything could happen between an Iowa and a H-Class. The Iowa has nine 16 inch guns vs. eight 16 inch guns of the H-Class. An Iowa is 2-3 knots faster than an H-Class. I rate the armor more or less the same for both designs. Iowa has th...
by Monitor
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H-Klasse Battleship vs. 2 Iowas
Replies: 14
Views: 4704

The Iowa Class and the H-Class are contemporary designs from 1943, but 2 Iowas vs. 1 H-39 and the German ship is sunk without doubt. 1 Iowa vs. 1 H-39 and anything can happen.
by Monitor
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69729 Evaluation
Replies: 39
Views: 11658

NH69726 is replete with clues that can positively establish the orientation of the Bismarck in that photograph as well as the direction in which she is firing and resolve the dispute once and for all. There is no dispute to be resolved. Bismarck is firing to port in all photos. That's pretty clear.
by Monitor
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Historian David Irving Gets Three Years in Holocaust Denial
Replies: 0
Views: 837

Historian David Irving Gets Three Years in Holocaust Denial

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,185384,00.html Historian David Irving Gets Three Years in Holocaust Denial Case Monday, February 20, 2006 VIENNA, Austria — Right-wing British historian David Irving pleaded guilty Monday to denying the Holocaust and was sentenced to three years in prison, even af...
by Monitor
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Oscar the cat
Replies: 21
Views: 10415

Black cats bring bad luck! :lol:
by Monitor
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Oscar the cat
Replies: 21
Views: 10415

by Monitor
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck ammunition before last battle
Replies: 39
Views: 5755

Bismarck ammunition before last battle

Did the Bismarck have enough ammunition left to fight the last battle against Rodney and King George V? Both turrets Anton and Bruno went out of action early in the battle but has anyone considered that perhaps the Bismarck just run out of ammo and couldn't fire back anymore? :think:
by Monitor
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor Conspiracy Theory?
Replies: 127
Views: 17881

That FDR would allow an attack by Japan to justify going to war against Hitler defies logic, in my opinion. I agree. If Roosevelt wanted war with Germany right away he could have used better "excuse" such as an incident between a U-boat and a US Coast Guard Cutter in the Atlantic or somet...
by Monitor
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Battleship South Dakota Damage Report
Replies: 1
Views: 3386

Battleship South Dakota Damage Report

Hello all, I found this interesting damage report. U.S.S. SOUTH DAKOTA (BB-57), GUNFIRE DAMAGE - Battle of Guadalcanal, November 14-15, 1942. http://www.dcfp.navy.mil/database/war_images/BB57-cov.jpg South Dakota was hit 26 times mostly by 8, 6, and 5-inch shells. There was only one 14-inch hit agai...

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