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by neil hilton
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Ship data statistics needed
Replies: 5
Views: 7063

Re: Ship data statistics needed

I already have a reprint of Janes WW2. Many ships entries armour thicknesses are noted as ...'reported to be equivalent of contemporary vessels of other navies...'
by neil hilton
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Ship data statistics needed
Replies: 5
Views: 7063

Ship data statistics needed

Currently Im in the process of writing a tabletop naval wargame using small lead models and tape measures etc for WW2 naval battles. However Ive run into a problem regarding ship data. I have data on all the relevant weapons and penetration at ranges (based in inches) but I cant find a reliable sour...
by neil hilton
Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 182102

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

So, having considered Tsushima as being varying degrees of Russian defeat and the possible outcomes, how about considering Tsushima as a Russian victory how would that affect world history? Japan under Russian influence during the early twentieth century?
by neil hilton
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 182102

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I would say it is hard to imagine Jutland being anything more than a draw. Naval engagements in WW1 were usually indecisive. I think Tsushima is underestimated. Tsushima: * Was a decisive battle, where one side was utterly crushed. * Determined the outcome of the RJW, thus setting the stage for the...
by neil hilton
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 182102

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

Jutland is underestimated here I think because it is mostly seen as a draw in its historical outcome. The real effect on history should be considered if the High Seas Fleet had somehow managed a crushing defeat on the Grand Fleet, what would have happened then? The British blockade of Imperial Germa...
by neil hilton
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 35472

Re: KGV Class Battleships

HMS26 wrote:But in my book, to base a `pride` status on such a training and moral so easily confused in the middle of a battle is shameful. :(
I take it from this comment you have never been in battle.
by neil hilton
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 35472

Re: KGV Class Battleships

This is the wrong assumption regarding the status of the RNs 'pride' ship. It has nothing to do with the specific ships power or how advanced its design is. The Royal Navy has fought most of its wars with ships inferior to its enemies, it doesn't care who has the better ships. The Tradition of the R...
by neil hilton
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 182102

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

:stop: I will reiterate what has essentially been stated previously, just because this thread has lengthened to this extent and it may easily be missed---SALAMIS--and yes, I am aware of Plataea, but that battle was predicated on Salamis to begin with. It's almost impossible to skip a link in the ch...
by neil hilton
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 35472

Re: KGV Class Battleships

The sea current might have aided as well. The current in the Denmark Strait goes north easterly along the coast of Greenland (The North Atlantic Drift). Hood and KGV were steaming north westerly across the current (at least initially to shorten the range to avoid plunging fire) and Bizmarck and Pri...
by neil hilton
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 182102

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

MVictorP wrote:
I was also somewhat surprised to see that Actium wasn't there.
Actium has been mentioned a couple of pages back but was missed in the initial line up.
by neil hilton
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

Re: Japan Options for WWII

There is an 'Off Topic' forum? One of these days I really should have a thorough rummage through this whole forum, theres probably lots of stuff I'm missing, I know I'm always finding threads where I can shove my oar in (pardon the pun) that are years old but I've only just found them. Thanks for th...
by neil hilton
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

Re: Japan Options for WWII

This is an interesting digression, but....... how do the ethnic origins of my ancestors and millions of other Brits relate to Japanese options for WW2? Now theres a taxing question. Its entirely my fault this thread has gone way way off topic, apologies. :oops:. I could reply to lwds post regarding...
by neil hilton
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

Re: Japan Options for WWII

I saw a program on tv about an archaeological campaign that questioned the entire notion of an Anglo-Saxon 'settlement' of the British Isles. They compared the DNA of skeletons of known Romano-British and those from the so-called period of the Anglo-Saxon invasion/settlement and found essentially no...
by neil hilton
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

Re: Japan Options for WWII

The Japanese have always resented US presence in their country but put up with it during the cold war because they feared a Soviet takeover more (A soviet takeover would have put the Emperor against a wall).
by neil hilton
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11575

Re: Japan Options for WWII

Well the UK isn't just English but the religious angle was of more significant. However in the case of Northern Irealnd the "majority" was settled there specifically to oppose the locals. This was not the case in Puerto Rico. Firstly my mistake, I should have said the English, Scots, Welsh and Iris...