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by ede144
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 18133

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

The KM did it by purpose and found it very successful
by ede144
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?
Replies: 201
Views: 18133

Re: should have the prinz eugen stayed with the bismarck ?

It PG would be able to keep BS bow directed to France and both ships managed to escape Tovey, who tried to cache up until the last moment. Lack of fuel and the Luftwaffe prevented this.
by ede144
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's change of target order
Replies: 19
Views: 2926

Re: Prinz Eugen's change of target order

But at that point Lutjens wasn't anticipating British heavy units - Intelligence was telling him they were still at Scapa - so the pack ice theory or an intimidatory move versus suspected cruisers might be a better explanation. Yes Paul, but at 5:45 there could have been very very little doubt abou...
by ede144
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 124865

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Antonio
It might be nitpicking, but I question that the ever got an direct order from Lütjens. It was most likely an order from Schneider
by ede144
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?
Replies: 64
Views: 19119

Re: Could the Type XXI U-boat have won the war?

When memory serves, than the Walter boat development started in the 30. Dönitz found out as late as 1942 or 43and iimproved priority. It was decided in late 43 or 44 to replace the Walter turbine with electric drive
by ede144
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The benefit of hindsight
Replies: 3
Views: 5587

Re: The benefit of hindsight

The criticism on Leach is really Monday morning quarterbacking. He took a decision in a very serious moment if the battle and it turned out favourable for his ship and the RN. One could wonder about the comments in this or similar forum when he would have re-engaged got some additional crippling hit...
by ede144
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943
Replies: 19
Views: 3621

Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Which was shown in the movie Battleship. An Us BB could sink everything, exempt probably USS Enterprise under Captain Kirk
by ede144
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943
Replies: 19
Views: 3621

Re: Refitted Richelieu versus Tirpitz , 1943

Wasn't there a report from the KM about the inferior quality of French armor?
by ede144
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Why was Diesel / Electric not used more?
Replies: 7
Views: 8053

Re: Why was Diesel / Electric not used more?

Out if my mind. There was a arms race between Diesel und turbines in Germany. For scharnhorst Raeder waited ti the latest moment take the decision between both concepts. Only electric drive systems were disregarded for weight reasons. A second point was that Siemens. reported problems with speed con...
by ede144
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: target ship hessen/ACR lutzow
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

Re: target ship hessen/ACR lutzow

Without details and primary sources. Hessen was radio controlled and was able to change course and speed
by ede144
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 40630

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

The Hipper class in general seems rather large for their fighting capability. Granted, they had excellent artillery and fire control, but at more than 1.5 times the displacement of a County class, they do seem large and expensive in comparison. The Hipper class also had extremely unreliable machine...
by ede144
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 40630

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

Epecially as it shooting outclassed the USS Houston. Paul Schmalenbach did mention it in his book: "test shooting commenced after 6 salvos with the forward turret group, because target was not visible anymore" Any more info on this ? I once red about it on a page in the web. Unfortunately I can't t...
by ede144
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 40630

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

@Alexandros

sorry for address you as Alexandria. Sometimes my mobile want to be clever and changes wording unexpected.
by ede144
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 40630

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

The US Navy crew that sailed Prinz Eugen to Bikini Atoll thought she was wonderful. Some thought we should keep her instead of using her for the tests. Epecially as it shooting outclassed the USS Houston. Paul Schmalenbach did mention it in his book: "test shooting commenced after 6 salvos with the...
by ede144
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tovey's decision not to attack at the evening of 26th
Replies: 23
Views: 4076

Re: Tovey's decision not to attack at the evening of 26th

Compared to the state of the rudder the machines were fully intact. It would have been sufficient to escape to Brest.