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by tnemelckram
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Battle of Little Big Horn
Replies: 49
Views: 12294

Re: Battle of Little Big Horn

Hi Karl! I do remember Custer decision not to take the Gattlings from that series. Connell's book relates a story about a competitive hunting party that Custer and some of his troops engaged in out on the Plains shortly before the battle. Custer saw a choice antelope or something on the distant hori...
by tnemelckram
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Swap Sydney with Zara or New Orleans
Replies: 103
Views: 7346

Re: Swap Sydney with Zara or New Orleans

Hi All! I read the 2009 RAN Inquiry report and one thing is clear. Detmers was brilliant and probably played the greatest poker hand in naval history. That said, I think he played it for every atom it was worth and don't think there was room for any more good luck. If it's an 8 inch gun cruiser, Det...
by tnemelckram
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Battle of Little Big Horn
Replies: 49
Views: 12294

Re: Battle of Little Big Horn

Hi All! Evan Connell wrote this in his fabulous book Son Of The Morning Star: Custer And The Little Big Horn (1984): Even now, after a hundred years, his name alone will start an argument. More significant men of his time can be discussed without passion because they are inextricably woven into a ta...
by tnemelckram
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: WWII - A New Perspective?
Replies: 72
Views: 8043

Re: WWII - A New Perspective?

Hi All! First my congratulations on great discussion. The innovative, provocative and knowledgeable Vic Dale versus the more traditional, cautious and knowledgeable RF and LWD. You all seem to be curious and despite a few suggestions both ways to the contrary, open minded. By and large you all stick...
by tnemelckram
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Is the Bismark the Most Famous/Infamous Battleship Ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 5601

Re: Is the Bismark the Most Famous/Infamous Battleship Ever?

Good answers by everyone.

I think the question is best answered a different way.

The Bismarck Chase is the Greatest Se Story Ever. More twists and turns that the movie
The Usual Suspects where the screenwriter was trying real hard. Bismarck uber Keyser Soze!
by tnemelckram
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 130839

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hi Karl and everyone else! Being honest I don´t think that we can come with a certain valuation of one ship against another one as Historical Records shows us so many times. That is indeed an insoluble problem but I have a suggestion that might ease it a little bit for evaluating my Richelieu gun ar...
by tnemelckram
Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 130839

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hi Carl! You raised, previously, a point about the AA capabilities. That´s a point I have not addressed because if something was circumstancial in those vessels designs was, precisely, the AA arragement. Glad to raise a new issue! I hope I put an interesting "spin" on the Richelieu's AA suite and it...
by tnemelckram
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 130839

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hi Karl! Thank you for your interest in my lengthy post. My Combined Fleet data table turned out flawed and hard to follow because I don't know how to post one. I tried to get the spacing correct and it just didn't work. Although it's not the ideal format, here's another table serially listing the s...
by tnemelckram
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1293
Views: 130839

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hi all! When comparing Bismarck to her contemporaries, I think the most important point is whether one of the ships took a radical design departure from the others and what effect that had on the firepower-protection-speed balance. The Richelieu is the only such departure by virtue of its forward tw...
by tnemelckram
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Decisive Battle.
Replies: 50
Views: 8105

Re: The Decisive Battle.

Hi Bgile! So you believe that Washington and South Dakota falsified their battle reports for some reason. I don't know how what I said would lead to that conclusion, especially the "falsified" part. There are several things in between that disconnect the "if actual distances different, then battle r...
by tnemelckram
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Decisive Battle.
Replies: 50
Views: 8105

Re: The Decisive Battle.

Hi Tiornu! When you say that the 18,500-yard figure has long been proven incorrect, does that mean authorities on the Guadalcanal battle have established that the official report is incorrect, or simply that you personally rejected it long ago? I respectfully disagree with the necessity for an autho...
by tnemelckram
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Could US Carrier doctine have been improved mid-1944?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Could US Carrier doctine have been improved mid-1944?

Hi Bgile and Dave Saxton! Thanks for your helpful responses. Leaving aside the question of whether US carrier doctrine could have been improved mid 1944 for a second, I think that my OP asking that question can be improved. From your responses I think that my OP has at least the following three prob...
by tnemelckram
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Could US Carrier doctine have been improved mid-1944?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Could US Carrier doctine have been improved mid-1944?

Hi Board! I was wondering what everybody might think about this question - would US carrier doctrine have been better if designated carriers had the sole task of conducting all fighter operations for the task group, while the sole or primary duty of the others was bombing and torpedo operations? For...
by tnemelckram
Sun May 10, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Unluckiest Warship
Replies: 105
Views: 29326

Re: Unluckiest Warship

chcrawfish: "Today's Hollyweird would gladly take the opportunity to make the US Navy look like dog poo." Lwd: "Hollywood is interested in making money. Next comes making money. Then making money." Lwd hit the nail on the head. From September 2001 until about mid 2006 the heroes from Hollywood were...
by tnemelckram
Wed May 06, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Unluckiest Warship
Replies: 105
Views: 29326

Re: Unluckiest Warship

Here's my nomination: USS. Wlliam D. Porter DD 579D Credits: 1. Almost torpedoed Iowa with Roosevelt aboard demonstrating to the President the fleet's proficiency in the tactic. 2. Captain cashiered and ship exiled to the Aleutians. 3. Left a 5 inch practice round in the base Commander's garden at e...