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by Francis Marliere
Fri May 25, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Ark Royal air group in june 1940
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Ark Royal air group in june 1940

Gentlemen,

I am looking for information about Ark Royal air group in June 1940 and would be more than pleased if you could help me.

Best regards,

Francis Marliere
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by Francis Marliere
Thu May 24, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Precisions on operation BERLIN
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Precisions on operation BERLIN

Thorsten,

Thanks for the documents. unfortunately, I don't speack German. Could you please tell me if there is something in those documents that answer my questions ?

Best,

Francis
by Francis Marliere
Tue May 22, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Precisions on operation BERLIN
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Precisions on operation BERLIN

Thanks a lot Paul.
by Francis Marliere
Tue May 22, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Precisions on operation BERLIN
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Precisions on operation BERLIN

Paul, thanks for your kind help. however, I already know this page which unfortunately dosen't tell me all what I would like to know (sea state, disposition of the destroyer screen, etc.). Due to my poor English I am not sure to understand the disposition of the cruisers. may be you could explain me...
by Francis Marliere
Mon May 21, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Precisions on operation BERLIN
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Precisions on operation BERLIN

Gentlemen, I am looking for information on the beginning of operation BERLIN. On the early morning of 28 January 1941 Scharnhorst and Gneisenau tried to make their way into the Atlantic through the Iceland-Faroe passage but were sighted by HMS Naiad. The cruiser belonged to the screen of the Home Fl...
by Francis Marliere
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Composition of Kurita's Force, 9 December 1941
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Composition of Kurita's Force, 9 December 1941

Gentlemen, in the evening of 9th December 1941, Japanese light forces under the command of RADM Ozawa and Kurita tried to engage Force Z but could not find the British ships in the dark (although they were at 20 nm from them at 1920). Ozawa's Force had Chokai and Sagiri while Kurita's had Sentai 7 (...
by Francis Marliere
Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Radars of Force Z
Replies: 27
Views: 6279

Re: Radars of Force Z

Kevin, one last thing if you don't mind. Do you know what ships were in Ozawa's and Kurita's forces ? I have : - Ozawa : Chokai and Sagiri - Kurita : Sentai 7 (Mogami, Mikuma, Suzuya, Kumano), Kinu (meets at 1907) and Suiraisentai 3 (Sendai + DesDiv 19 : URANAMI, SHIKINAMI, AYANAMI, ISONAMI) But I a...
by Francis Marliere
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Radars of Force Z
Replies: 27
Views: 6279

Re: Radars of Force Z

Thanks a lot.

Francis
by Francis Marliere
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Radars of Force Z
Replies: 27
Views: 6279

Re: Radars of Force Z

Gentlemen, Thank you for your kind and interesting answers. Dave, do you know if Force Z destroyers (Express, Electra & Vampire) had radars ? Kevin, according to http://www.bobhenneman.info/bhfz.htm "Force "Z"(...) at 1925 had passed about 18 miles astern of Ozawa and 22 miles south of Kurita. Had A...
by Francis Marliere
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Radars of Force Z
Replies: 27
Views: 6279

Radars of Force Z

Gentlemen,

what radars did have the ships of Force Z when they operated off Malaya in December 1941 ?
Were this radars all operationnal ?
How far could this radar detect a target of the size of a heavy cruiser ?

Thanks for your help,

Francis Marliere
by Francis Marliere
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Advice wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Re: Advice wanted

Hello Keith,

I am interested in you DB. You can send it at francismarliereXyahoo.com (replace X by @).

Thanks,

Francis
by Francis Marliere
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Advice wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Re: Advice wanted

Keith, you database looks impressive. is it available from Internet ?

BTW, the name of the French naval base is, at least in French, Mers-el-Kebir, not Mers-el-Kabir (may be a typo ?).

Best,

Francis
by Francis Marliere
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Franco-Italian Naval War, 1940-41
Replies: 45
Views: 9995

Re: Franco-Italian Naval War, 1940-41

Keith,

I think that the Formidable was damaged by the Luftwaffe, not the Regia Aeronautica.


Francis
by Francis Marliere
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Franco-Italian Naval War, 1940-41
Replies: 45
Views: 9995

Re: Franco-Italian Naval War, 1940-41

Francis - I think that the damage to Formidable was done by the Italians. I assume that you mean the damage that resulted after the May 1941 Scarpanto attack. The planes were Ju 87B Stukas and C.R.42 Falcos. The latter are definitely Italians and, I believe, the former were among those provided by ...