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by RNfanDan
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best rebuilt battleship?
Replies: 63
Views: 10978

Re: Best rebuilt battleship?

Only after 16 broadsides at less than 16,000 yards. I would expect an old USN BB to shoot at least that good. I wouldn't expect that, at all...the old "BB" could never have accomplished a stern chase of the much faster Germans, to begin with. Furthermore, given the horrific sea state at t...
by RNfanDan
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit
Replies: 250
Views: 11054

Re: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit

The timing of Hood's demise has NEVER been the precisely supported, or even ARGUED, event in all this. At least, that is my impression. Rather, the battle tracks (which no longer involve Hood , beyond the initial stages) have been FURIOUSLY debated and almost impossibly "exacted"-- not for...
by RNfanDan
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit
Replies: 250
Views: 11054

Re: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit

Did I say in any post something like this or are you just inventing things ? Neither one, sir! I will happily make amends for mixing names; it was NOT yourself to whom I intended my comment apply. I was alerted too late to correct my mistake. Please accept my apology, Alberto. Your pardon IS begged...
by RNfanDan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit
Replies: 250
Views: 11054

Re: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit

The battle of Midway account stood as it was, based largely on US "primary" sources, for a long time, too. It was only after Parshall & Tully examined and revealed primary evidence from the OTHER side's viewpoint, as well as a complete technical and eventual analysis, that the previous...
by RNfanDan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit
Replies: 250
Views: 11054

Re: Hood's sinking: the timing of that fatal hit

RNfanDan wrote: "AN EXACT TIME MAY NEVER BE PROVEN. PERIOD! The best we can ever hope for is an approximation. We are all down to within a couple minutes' time, either way. Obstinate dependence on one conclusion is folly---not necessarily because it's inaccurate, but simply because it cannot b...
by RNfanDan
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck heading west..
Replies: 22
Views: 2516

Re: Bismarck heading west..

Dr. Cadogan has been very careful to avoid setting foot into a pool of concrete, and stand there while it hardens. There are STILL doubts, on the whole, about the timing of Hood 's fatal hit. Antonio's hard work and extensive research has led him to conclude as he has done: 06:00, with maybe a small...
by RNfanDan
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: German Jews steal bismark
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: German Jews steal bismark

First of all, if they stole a "Bismark", then they would probably be commandeering a dummy ship or, at best, a mock-up. No one would care. :dance: Now, if they attempted to steal Bismarck , that would be an interesting story! :think: Not that it would have ever succeeded.... :negative:
by RNfanDan
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare
Replies: 71
Views: 7167

Re: Taranto.

tameraire01 wrote:Hitler went mental when he heard about Taranto he told the Lufftewaffe and kreigesmarine to sink lusstie by anymeans possible. Hence why she spent some time in america getting repaired.


Hmmmm....wow! :shock:
by RNfanDan
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: What if no Normandy landings at all
Replies: 30
Views: 4789

Re: What if no Normandy landings at all

Wow, that's a lot of supposition! I thought this was a "no Normandy invasion" scenario, not a complete re-write of the global war! You might just as well throw in Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in there, too... :lol: Oh, and forget the Atlantic ocean....an ancient comet wiped out half the ...
by RNfanDan
Sat May 31, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More IWM - Bob Tilburn!
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: More IWM - Bob Tilburn!

"took away the aloft director" might mean different things to different people. True, but the greater point is that it WAS struck-- something which has been surmised and suggested over the years, but not recorded as a witnessed event. Briggs' accounting implied it had been hit, but Tilbur...
by RNfanDan
Fri May 30, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More IWM - Bob Tilburn!
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: More IWM - Bob Tilburn!

There is so much important and valuable information now being made available from the IWM online, particularly since last summer (after they were offline for months, stepping-up their archival digitization efforts); much, much more is still to come, in future months! It is fascinating to note the ma...
by RNfanDan
Thu May 29, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Could the RN have built Two lion class before the end of WW2
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Could the RN have built Two lion class before the end of

It was Churchill who was ultimately responsible for the Lions being halted, according to at least one reliable source; so in a sense, the construction priorities WERE changed. Un-doing that change proved impossible, in the long run.
by RNfanDan
Tue May 27, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 73 Years ago,today...
Replies: 6
Views: 827

73 Years ago,today...

Bismarck met her end on this date, 27 May, after a short but very eventful service career.
by RNfanDan
Sat May 24, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Lost pictures of Hood in action...?!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: Lost pictures of Hood in action...?!!

Holy.... !!!! Okay, so we haven't had quite everything on our table, it seems...

GREAT find, Dr. C! :clap:
by RNfanDan
Mon May 12, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck second hit on PoW : HACS Director
Replies: 79
Views: 6050

Re: Bismarck second hit on PoW : HACS Director

The water from the tanks never flooded the compass platform. The section flooded was at a different level and location.

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