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by Coyote850
Sun May 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Slade Cutter USN
Replies: 0
Views: 6960

Slade Cutter USN

I recently bought the book "Slade Cutter, Submarine Warrior" On the second blank page is written: To Harley and Carol Walton, Thank you for making Pam's life happy and comfortable. Capt. Slade Cutter, USN (Ret) I believe "Pam" is his stepdaughter form his second marriage. But she was alive at the ti...
by Coyote850
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Who fires first wins ?????
Replies: 29
Views: 19615

I think it all depends on the ships, commanders and circumstances involved. At the battle of Savo (Guadalcanal) the Japanese fired first and kicked the living snot out of the allied cruisers.
by Coyote850
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WWII Victory Claim
Replies: 18
Views: 11737

Our convoys to Russia helped keep them in the war until their massive industry was able to kick into gear. Once the Red Army steamroller started rolling toward Berlin, there was little chance of the Germans stoping it. That said, it was a combined effort. Something all the allied countrys should rem...
by Coyote850
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: What ship would you have visited?
Replies: 20
Views: 7567

This is a difficult one to pick. But I would have to pick the USS Enterprise. She saved our butts in soooooo many battles.
Others I would like to visit:

Yamato
Akagi
Hood
Bismarck
by Coyote850
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Montanas
Replies: 20
Views: 8146

Thank you Karl. :wink:
by Coyote850
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Montanas
Replies: 20
Views: 8146

Anyone have more info on the Saint Andrews Class? This is the first I have heard of it.
by Coyote850
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck against BB-57 South Dakota
Replies: 706
Views: 62688

Toss up. I think whomever scored the first hit that causes some serious damage would win. But I would not want to be on either ship, I think they would beat the crap outa each other.
by Coyote850
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: USS Arizona vs. Bizmark
Replies: 129
Views: 32743

Arizona would not have had a chance. She was old and slow. And just a minor correction, the Pennsylvania was the Flagship of the Pacific fleet at the time of Pearl Harbor.
by Coyote850
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: WWII Ships in Use or Existing
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Thanks Gerard! The Tin Can sailors sent this reply: There are no Fletchers in service nowadays. The following are Museums: 1. USS Kidd (DD-661) at Baton Rouge, LA 2. USS The Sullivans (DD-537) at Buffalo, NY 3. USS Cassin Young (DD-793) at Charlestown, MA. The Sullivans? Perhaps it´s named after th...
by Coyote850
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: USS Indianapolis
Replies: 11
Views: 3634

The Navy wanted a scapegoat for the loss of so many men so late in the war. They handed up the career and eventually the life of McVay, (guilt later led him to suicide.) The court martial of McVay is utterly disgusting and a very deep black mark non US Naval history. To bring in the captain of the I...
by Coyote850
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: About Frigates, Destroyers and cruisers
Replies: 12
Views: 6812

I always considered the frigate to be smaller than a destroyer. Lighter weight, less armor,fewer/smaller guns.
by Coyote850
Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Modern Fleets
Replies: 13
Views: 7891

Good looking ship. :clap:
by Coyote850
Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Today's Spanish Navy vs. WWII US Navy
Replies: 11
Views: 7321

The Maverick would barely scratch the paint on a Battleship. The Harpoon, it would take probably 10-15 hits per battleship to sink one. Also the US Navy had 1000's of aircraft. Does the Spanish Navy have 2000-3000 anti aircraft missiles available? The US Navy also had 100+ submarines. Put simply the...
by Coyote850
Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Kirov Class Battlecruiser?
Replies: 8
Views: 16319

Can't answer all your questions. But it is my understanding that the Kirovs have been retired. They where great looking ships that packed a huge punch. But in the end they cost too much too keep active. It is my understanding that one of them(maybe Kirov)had a reactor accident and was put out of com...
by Coyote850
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato and Musashi vs. Missouri and Iowa
Replies: 55
Views: 34021

Ok I understand your point now. :wink: