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by aurora
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

I see that you have reverted to type Mr Gollin-bullying and rudeness-probably right for a silly cantankerous old man;who just has to have the last word . :( :(
by aurora
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Alright Phil- I accept and I take your point-no doctrine but RN Fighting Instructions. :wink:
by aurora
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TERRORIST SHOOTING IN PARIS TODAY
Replies: 26
Views: 11845

Re: TERRORIST SHOOTING IN PARIS TODAY

IMHO-countries should not cede control of areas to immigrants such as the 'no-go' zones in France. The intelligence resources of host countries should redoubled in investigating the mosques and madrases for any kind of terrorist sentiment and all leads should be pursued. Profiling-the dirty word-wo...
by aurora
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: THE SCHWEINFURT/REGENSBURG RAIDS-AUG. 1943
Replies: 5
Views: 6142

THE SCHWEINFURT/REGENSBURG RAIDS-AUG. 1943

The summer of 1943 saw an expansion of US bomber forces in England as aircraft began returning from North Africa and new aircraft arrived from the United States. This growth in strength coincided with the commencement of Operation Pointblank. Devised by Air Marshal Arthur "Bomber" Harris and Major G...
by aurora
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Hi Steve It is my understanding that If a two group action is to be carried out-fine but where a group at sea comes under attack-no- because a detachment is usually picked up and sunk. [/color] No. No such doctrine. (By the way, I presume you think the Battle of the River Plate was against this myt...
by aurora
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Thanks Dave for your intervention-the order to keep formations together came to a head in the Mediterranean during the Evacuation of Crete-An Adm King sent a destroyer from his formation to sink a small steamer- it was pounced upon by the Luftwaffe and sunk.This Adm then sentnot one but two light cr...
by aurora
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Hi Steve
It is my understanding that If a two group action is to be carried out-fine but where a group at sea comes under attack-no- because a detachment is usually picked up and sunk.
by aurora
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Phil- Admiral Cunningham claimed that the "Golden Rule" in the confined waters of the Mediterranean was that ships must keep together for mutual defence and never be deployed for individual tasks.
by aurora
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Bob-I am of the opinion that the line ahead formation was the downfall of most of the early cruiser battles-when they fired (using standard propellant) their gun flashes made Japanese targeting easier and more importantly-accurate.The Japanese doctrine of filling the sea with running torpedoes was a...
by aurora
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

R/Adm Daniel Callaghan USN In April 1942, he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Commander, South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley. In November, as commander of Task Group 67.4, he led US forces in an engagement off ...
by aurora
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Thank you Byron for finally settling the Blue controversy-it would now seem thar a number of factors influenced her failure to pick up Mikawa's entry into the Slot
by aurora
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Yes-you are right Kevin-I was speaking from memory; but quite obviously I got it wrong-I did include Callaghan-memory does make one the fool at times. :oops: :oops:
by aurora
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

Re: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

Thanks Steve for your interest and input as you say-The amateurs versus the professionals-Game over-but two USN admirals dead -one by friendly fire.The lookouts both missed Makawa's entry; and as usual the Americans gunfire lighting up the battle scene like a fairground.A bloody rebuff for Midway. :...
by aurora
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942
Replies: 26
Views: 7994

BATTLE OF SAVO ISLAND--AUG.1942

After two days of constant action, the tired crews of the Allied ships were at Condition II which meant that half were on duty while half rested. In addition, several of the cruiser captains were also asleep. Approaching Guadalcanal after dark, Mikawa again launched floatplanes to scout the enemy an...