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by turlock
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 8929

Nellie wrote:What do you mean with catch Gneisenau but not Scharnhorst? Their topspeed were the same!
Ask Tiornu, Scharnhorst was a bit faster. The same power plant, but Scharnhorst had higher SHP.
by turlock
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Missouri and Wisconsin instead of POW and Repulse!
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

Iowas instead of POW and Repulse

Interesting. They certainly would have knocked down more planes. More, and generally better guns, as well as the most effective AA fire control. They were also considerably more maneuvreable than the British ships. Stll, I'd rather take bombs with them than torps, as their underwater protection left...
by turlock
Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Twins vs Dunkerque/Strasbourg
Replies: 19
Views: 8929

Dunkerque's vs. S and G

An interesting line up, as the "twins" were built to counter the Duetschland killing Dunkerque's. Bear in mind that Strasbourg was the more formidable of the French pair as she was better protected, and faster as memory serves me. Gunnery proficiency- I'll go with the Germans in this category. The l...
by turlock
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo # NH 69722 distance evaluation
Replies: 80
Views: 34380

range estimation

Thanks for a great post! This one really messed with me. I used the full picture to base my judgements, but the perspective is different from the first photo submitted. The photo is not very clear but I based my judgements this way. I am a small boat sailor and sometimes find myself having to gauge ...
by turlock
Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs Yamato
Replies: 77
Views: 16166

S+G vs Yamato

If I were the Germans, I'd run. Ironically, the maximum theoretical gunnery range of all three ships is the same...circa 45,000 yards. Yamato's foretop height was much higher than in Scharnhorst so the optical ranging capability of the Japanese ship was also greater. The German ships also wouldn't h...
by turlock
Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: EUROPA
Replies: 5
Views: 3441

Thanks Ulrich. Too bad this vessel isn't half as handsome as the old Europa, sister of Bremen.
by turlock
Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: FYI: Nazi Ghost Ship Found
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

Nazi ghost ship

The only book I ever read on the sinkings of the General von Steuben, Wilhelm Gustloff and Goya was called "The Cruelest Night". At the time that book was published no one really knew the true number of lives lost on any of the three. Estimates were 6 to 10,000 and seemed to point to the latter area...
by turlock
Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Binoculars, clocks, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 2463

Binoculars, clocks, etc.

Hey all of you European posters, have any of you ever run into old German naval binoculars or ships clocks for sale? Also, how about suggestions for Italian authored English language editions of books on the Italian Navy. I'd really like to read their side's version of the war in the Med, as well as...
by turlock
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: A 46 cm shell (Yamato)
Replies: 11
Views: 4143

46cm shell

I didn't remember the sixteen on wheels. I thought it was in cradles. The railway gun, not pictured, is however a fourteen. Back in the '70's there evidently was a ww2 configured destroyer at the Washington Navy Yard also, but it's gone now.
by turlock
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Hoods rangefinder (instrument)
Replies: 7
Views: 3413

Hood's range finder

There is a large, old, British range finder at Katoomba, N.S.W., Australia, in the Blue Mountains. The optics were messed up when I looked through it in '85, but it was of a size that could have come from a capital ship. A shame it had to sit out in the weather and get ruined.
by turlock
Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: A 46 cm shell (Yamato)
Replies: 11
Views: 4143

46cm shell

The museum at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard has a real one, along with a piece of face plate armor that was pierced on a test shoot with a 406mm. The plate is a spectacular, but meaningless display when you consider that the shot had to be point blank. Both shell and armor plate are displayed outsi...
by turlock
Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Goodbye Iowa and Wisconsin
Replies: 8
Views: 3166

Goodbye Iowa and Wisconsin

Some important news for all you other Dreadnought lovers on this forum. It appears that Iowa and Wisconsin may soon no longer be available mobilization assets. A certain Congressman named Pombo from California eveidently has succeeded in passing a bill that orders the Secretary of the Navy to turn o...
by turlock
Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Preservation of historic ships
Replies: 12
Views: 5266

Sorry again.New Jersey was mothballed on the West coast and towed home. That is what I wanted to emphasize in her example.
by turlock
Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Preservation of historic ships
Replies: 12
Views: 5266

Sorry Ulrich but Washington was sold for scrap May 24, 1961, the same day Alaska was, and 20 years to the day that Hood was sunk. The State of Washington did indeed want her, and yet, in this country the fate of BB's often depended on which coast they were mothballed on. That is what sealed Washingt...
by turlock
Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs Renown and repulse
Replies: 14
Views: 8285

My apologies and I wish to make a correction to the above post. The British fifteen could reach to 32,000 yards at 30 degrees elevation. Renown would have had her mounts modified but I don't recall if Repulse was. 26,000 would be the correct range at 20 degrees.