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by Francis Marliere
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedoes
Replies: 3
Views: 3921

Re: Torpedoes

Ok thanks.
by Francis Marliere
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedoes
Replies: 3
Views: 3921

Torpedoes

Gentlemen,

I know that torpedoes must travel a certain distance before they can explode :they will be a dud if launched too close. Do you know what is this distance ? I am mostly interested in US Mk 8 torpedoes.

Thanks for any help,

Francis Marliere
by Francis Marliere
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung
Replies: 462
Views: 34847

Re: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung

Gentlemen, I have no opinion and little interest in the current discussion, and just want to comment one of our friend's argument : German wargaming prior to the mission showed Bismarck to be discovered each and every time , before passing into the open ocean. 20 hours of daylight gives you that. Wi...
by Francis Marliere
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Operation Soberania
Replies: 7
Views: 9460

Re: Opertaion Soberania

IMHO, it is very unlikely that Argentina attacks Chile and the Falkland Islands at the same time. However, there is a link between the two conflicts. The Falklands war occured because Argentina believed (and still beieves) that the 'Malvinas' are part of its territory, but also because the Junta sti...
by Francis Marliere
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Operation Soberania
Replies: 7
Views: 9460

Re: Opertaion Soberania

In the 70's, Argentina claimed 3 Chilean island at the eastern end of the Canal Beagle. Negociations with Chile did not succeed and hard liners in Argentina's junta decided to take the islands by force. At this time, Argentina had stronger armed forces than Chile and expected a quick and total victo...
by Francis Marliere
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: No Barbarossa AND Operation Sea Lion Oct 1941
Replies: 29
Views: 9022

Re: No Barbarossa AND Operation Sea Lion Oct 1941

... Which is why a late 1941early 1942 Sea Lion would have been prefered: to have time to build sufficient specialised landing craft, such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marinef%C3%A4hrprahm Well, if the German build hundreds of these landing crafts for an invasion of Great-Britain, I assume that...
by Francis Marliere
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Submarines during the Falklands War
Replies: 2
Views: 4338

Re: Submarines during the Falklands War

Thanks for the precisions.
by Francis Marliere
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: No Barbarossa AND Operation Sea Lion Oct 1941
Replies: 29
Views: 9022

Re: No Barbarossa AND Operation Sea Lion Oct 1941

Germans already had sufficient shipping to launch a cross channel invasion by mid 1941. With 100 MFP & 240 Seibel ferries PLUS 1700 converted river barges -most motorized...and 150 merchant ships Gentlemen, In my humble opinion, the chances that the German succeed to land on the British coast are v...
by Francis Marliere
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Submarines during the Falklands War
Replies: 2
Views: 4338

Submarines during the Falklands War

Gentlemen, I have an interest in the 1982 Falklands War and would like to know more about submarine operations. Especially, I would like to know the position (and if possible patrol area) of submarines (HMS Splendid, Spartan and Conqueror, plus ARA San Luis) on 1st or 2nd May. Thanks for any help, F...
by Francis Marliere
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Fighting Instructions
Replies: 38
Views: 5461

Re: The Fighting Instructions

if PG was able to score a hit at 20000 yards in 2 minutes, I would say that in the 8 minutes of battle (and more than 8 minutes as I don't think they should have ceased fire at 6:00 anyway...), the 2 (undisturbed) British cruiser could have scored more hits, being at 18000 yards (Ellis autobiograph...
by Francis Marliere
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 46783

Re: Cover up synopsis

You are right that PG was a better ship than County class ones, however by no means she was intended to stay in the line even against an un-modernized Repulse (Adm Scmundt reaction against Brinkmann was very clear in this sense)..... Alberto, sorry if I was not clear, but I did not mean that Prinz ...
by Francis Marliere
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 46783

Re: Cover up synopsis

In case it was Tovey to order W-W to shadow ONLY, without engaging, then the cover-up was needed for Tovey himself (and not for W-W) as his orders were the wrong ones.....Just see how much damage PG did with 8" guns and imagine how could Tovey explain that he preferred to keep out of the fight 2 he...
by Francis Marliere
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 46783

Re: Cover up synopsis

Hello Antonio, thanks for your answer, I understand better your point of view. There's still something unclear however. If the Admiralty orders were to shadow and flank mark ONLY, avoiding to open fire ( maybe according to the fighting instructions ) than they did it right.(...) So, bottom line in o...
by Francis Marliere
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 46783

Re: Cover up synopsis

Antonio, I fail to see your point. As far as I know, you are the author of the 'cover up' theory. Please correct me if I'm mistake, but you, not Duncan, blame admiral Walke-Walker for not opening fire. So if you agree with me on the fact that not opening fire made sense, why do you blame admiral Wal...
by Francis Marliere
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 46783

Re: Cover up synopsis

Capt Ellis too (...)could have been blamed for not having opened fire as well. Antonio, no offense, but I fail to see why Captain Ellis and others should be blamed for not having opened firing. Having not studied the battle in depth, I do not know wether the cruisers were at 10, 12 or 15 sea miles ...