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by Captain Morgan
Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Von der Tann vs. Inflexible
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: Von der Tann vs. Inflexible

RF wrote:Here is another battlecruiser contest, with one that did blow up. Would VdT be able to blow up Inflexible?
Let's see, Von der Tann is credited with sinking HMS Indefatigable at Jutland. This was a larger faster version of Invicible. I think that answers the question before it's asked.
by Captain Morgan
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The other Lutzow
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

My understanding was she was already sold to the Soviet Union so she was no longer considered the Lutzow and later in November 1939 Deutschland was renamed Lutzow. The sale of the cruiser was earlier in the year, and she was renamed Petropavlovsk and then Tallinn.
by Captain Morgan
Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Knights Cross
Replies: 20
Views: 4687

Hi Miro. I'm not knocking Prien. He did pull off a brave and daring act. He deserved a Knights Cross But I'm trying to say that the Knights CRoss could also be won for success rather than just Valour unlike the British VC or the US medal of honour. For operation "SOURCE" the X-craft raid on the Tir...
by Captain Morgan
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 68804

miro777 wrote:
Lütjens was the creator of the Channel Dash...
thats worth mentioning...

adios
miro
Lütjens was long dead when the first meetings about the channel dash were held.
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: WW1 Invincible/ Inflexible vs. WW2 Scharnhorst/Gneisenau
Replies: 43
Views: 12725

I've been through the waters near Port Stanley and several other places that remain un-mentioned. I'm only pointing out that if Spee had closed range with S & G so they could use thier 21 cm main armament while the rest of his forces scattered he could have at least damaged the British squadron befo...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Graf Zeppelin vs HMS Ark Royal and Victorious
Replies: 122
Views: 24370

hey... ok to go to back to the initial question... lets get specific... Graf Zeppelin with 20 Ju-87 and 20 Bf109 vs. HMS Ark Royal with 40 Swordfishes and 20 Fulmars lets say that the Graf Zepplin gets the well trained pilots, which have practised landing and starting from an carrier for quite some...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: What would Halsey or Nimitz have done?
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

The scenario was not even close to plausible.
the 30 year old 20 knot Texas against the IJN fleet. It wouldn't happen. It would be like Tirpitz and Bismarck were closing in on HMS Iron Duke What would Tovey do?
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: WW1 Invincible/ Inflexible vs. WW2 Scharnhorst/Gneisenau
Replies: 43
Views: 12725

Chucking fire control into the mix anyway - the I's system had a top limit of about 16,000 yards and would really work best at perhaps 12,000 or less (see for example the ranges on the day) while S&G would expect to function effectively at more than 20,000. The I's were fairly comfortably protected...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Argentine Navy - a query
Replies: 12
Views: 7126

Veinticinco de Mayo was a British colossus class carrier. She was later the Dutch HNLMS Karel Doorman. After a fire damaged her engine room she was sold to Argentina and replaced the older ARA Independencia, 25 May is May revolution day in Argentina and a National Holiday IIRC. On May 25 1810 the Sp...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 55246

I know more about the US Navy than any other, so: USS Constitution. CSA Virginia. CSA Florida. USS Monitor. USS Kearsarge. USS Olympia. USS Oregon. USS Washington. USS Tang. I imagine there are a few people who don't know how some of those ships distinguished themselves, or even when or in what per...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 55246

Ulrich The Gneisenau and Scharnhorst also proved to be quite formidable. There has been a misunderstanding: I wasn´t referring to the WWII twins but to Admiral Spee´s Squadron at Falkland Islands 1914. I´m very aware of the success of the German raiders, specially those incredible auxiliary cruiser...
by Captain Morgan
Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: County class heavy cruiser vs. Hipper class heavy cruiser
Replies: 20
Views: 6166

Coming back to the original proposition, a one on one battle between say Prinz Eugen and Devonshire (I pick these two as they did meet shortly after Germany capitulated) where both captains are ordered to fight to the finish and not to break off at the first opportunity, the key factor is who has t...
by Captain Morgan
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleships and Battlecruisers losses in WWII
Replies: 8
Views: 2459

A better covering of the IJN would be Hiei damaged by USN cruiser and destriyer force, further damaged and sunk by continued air attacks. Kirishima battered by USN battleships and scuttled. Mutsu destroyed by magazine explosion. Musashi sunk by USN air attack Fuso sunk by USN detroyer torpedos Yamas...
by Captain Morgan
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 16585

If they are ordered to fight they´ll go, end of the discussion, as any soldier has done in their country´s interest in History. You just can´t make any comparison between them and those sailors who DID THEIR DUTY in the Hood, the Bismarck, the Arizona, the Schanhorst, the Royal Oak, the Yamato, etc...
by Captain Morgan
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The Kaisers dreadnoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 16585

Russ: Their weakness was their leadership...the Kaiser himself, for keeping them bottled up for most of the War and not allowing them to do what they were designed for. Fighting the RN out at sea. Tiornu: If you want to blame the Kaiser, you have to blame him for building these ships in the first p...