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by boredatwork
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Hoods bell
Replies: 12
Views: 9826

Re: Hoods bell

It was on display at the Jutland centenary exhibition at Portsmouth when I was there in April. After the exhibition is over I assume it will be moved to the Royal Navy Museum
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by boredatwork
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Sinking of HMS Glowworm
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: Sinking of HMS Gloworm

It was the first and so far the only Victoria Cross ever awarded at the recommendation of an enemy officer. Thomas Frank Durrant, VC, awarded on the evidence of the commander of the Torpedo boat Jaguar for his actions following the raid on St. Nazzaire. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Frank_Dur...
by boredatwork
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 155614

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Karl Heidenreich wrote:
It was good, however I liked more Battleship. It was nice to see that an Iowa finally sunk something... :whistle:
Now if only they could make you a movie where one of those unsinkable German BBs actually stayed afloat eh?
by boredatwork
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 155614

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Karl Heidenreich wrote:No problem, point taken, next time we discuss comic books.
I thought Avengers was surprisingly good for a comic book based movie.
by boredatwork
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 155614

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

I wanted to give a long detailed and biting reply, But I decided to drink 2 beers instead. I'm much better now :D Welcome back to the forum :) Thanks, I probably won't be back long because I don't want to waste my summer writing long detailed replies either. :wink: And please don't take offense at ...
by boredatwork
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 155614

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Irrelavent to the discussion. By Karl's implied logic if something "LOOKS" vaguely like something else then the engineers in question did not have the competance to design it without directly copying the latter's technology. Again compare the A7V with the Russian T-19 and decide which the Tiger "LOO...
by boredatwork
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 155614

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Well, that can be true after the war when the US used the german technology to fight their Cold War. An Abrams look like more to a TIger than a Sherman. By that logic then the Germans used British and French technology to fight WW2 given that her Panzers "looked" more like the French FT-17 and vari...
by boredatwork
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 21280

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

What heavy cruiser was sunk by carrier gunfire ? Chokai hit and sunk by 127mm shells from USS Kalinin Bay What is your source? To make a long post... not so long..., Given that none of Chokai's crew survived the battle to report, that statement is at best an unproven theory. Many of the accounts of...
by boredatwork
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 21280

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

alecsandros wrote:
boredatwork wrote: What heavy cruiser was sunk by carrier gunfire?
Chokai hit and sunk by 127mm shells from USS Kalinin Bay
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by boredatwork
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 21280

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

Sorry. No. He had a battleship commanders DREAM! Regardless of their being CVEs or CVs he had an enemy carrier task group under his guns with no heavy escort.....EXACTLY as his plan had called for, and HE SCR**D IT UP. To say that he would have done better against the massed fast battleships of the...
by boredatwork
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 21280

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

I don't necessarly disagree with that B@W. But I don't know if its that clear that it would have included all 4 BBs if the carriers left the area. The new policy was to not leave fleet carriers without BBs. Halsey probably would not have bound himself to policy, but this may well have influenced hi...
by boredatwork
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 21280

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

alecsandros wrote:I woudl add it was the only time in history when a carrier sank a heavy cruiser by gunfire...
What heavy cruiser was sunk by carrier gunfire?
by boredatwork
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force
Replies: 37
Views: 21280

Re: Task Force 34 vs. Kurita's Center Force

Yes, it's correct that I'm not considering Iowa and New Jersey. I may be wrong, but I'm not sure Iowa and New Jersey were meant to be part of TF34? Halsey is himself on board New Jersey. If he's going north is he not going to do so on his flagship? Is he going to switch flagships or is going to sta...
by boredatwork
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 10723

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

Any scenario where German gets to keep a large portion of its fleet implies a stalemate conclusion to WW-I , leading to a mutual cease fire. In that context Germany is not going to allow any negotiation leading to 1/3 of the RN fleet. They would at least aim to negotiate a HF about 1/2 the RN grand...
by boredatwork
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1
Replies: 57
Views: 10723

Re: Germany keeps all it's fleet after WW1

RF wrote:particulary the unemployment which had no source connection to the WW1 peace treaties.
The limits on army size and arms production didn't affect unemployment?