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by Kev D
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: HMS Vanguard
Replies: 4
Views: 3988

Re: HMS Vanguard

Glad you enjoyed it! Enjoyed it? That would be an understatement!!!!! Have been there, done that (on other wrecks), but our surveys, or the ones published, while good at the time conducted between 8 and 16 years ago, wouldn't hold a candle to this one! From todays news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/u...
by Kev D
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: HMS Vanguard
Replies: 4
Views: 3988

Re: HMS Vanguard

Hopefully somebody has downloaded it! I thought it was a very thorough survey! :wink: Best wishes HMSVF As I have posted elsewhere "If anyone would like to download arguably o ne of the very best presented underwater survey's of a shipwreck (that I certainly have ever seen) suggest you sign up for ...
by Kev D
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Got to be kidding
Replies: 14
Views: 17742

Re: Got to be kidding

It's just idiotic, and goes to Obama's nonsense about climate change being the biggest threat ever faced by mankind. Well Dave, with ALL due respect, and I don't mean to be rude, you must live a very sheltered / closeted life if you think climate change ain't the elephant in the room. :stubborn: No...
by Kev D
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 4
Views: 6602

HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?

Gents, Does anyone know if there exist any 'drawings' showing exactly where HMS Exeter was hit by Graf Spee, and more specifically the trajectory of the shells into / inside the ship (along the lines of drawing/s occasionally seen, IIRC, for HMS Prince of Wales after Bismarck action)? Been reading t...
by Kev D
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Is Admiral Phillips finest hour about to begin
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Re: Is Admiral Phillips finest hour about to begin

If that scenario took place then.........................with all due respect to the dead and families, and speaking selfishly, there probably would not have been a British battleship and a British battle cruiser to have been able to dive on in the South China Sea. :shock: But............there are L...
by Kev D
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 4776

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

Pardon delay in reply Coxy, but have been on road traveling on business this past week. Anyway I think it more like 15 miles if this excerpt below from the post war (1955 IIRC) report Duncan posted is correct (that is, it was written taking into account, with the benefit of hindsight, both Brit and ...
by Kev D
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 4776

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

As the saying goes Fatboy Coxy, you are chasing windmills. As stated in a previous above post of mine, there never was a flare sighted by Electra, nor any such sighting past on to HMS Prince of Wales (participants on the scene confirm this), although this is by no means the same as saying there was ...
by Kev D
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 4776

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

From: B.R. 1736 (8)/1955. NAVAL STAFF HISTORY SECOND WORLD WAR Battle Summary No. 14 (revised) LOSS OF H.M. SHIPS PRINCE OF WALES AND REPULSE 10th December, 1941 Thanks for posting that Duncan. So, upon reading Section 11 of said report, basically post war from the Japanese sides recorded positioni...
by Kev D
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 4776

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

One of the major what ifs about Force Z is about the radar on HMS Prince of Wales being faulty, and as a consequence they didn’t detect IJN Chokai on the evening 9 December, when a Betty dropped a flare over her........................The other possibility is the closest distance the ships ever got...
by Kev D
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139285

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

To add some brevity to the discussion I say everybody here needs a good court martialing! :D Or :stubborn:
by Kev D
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: USS Fitz and McCain collision reports
Replies: 1
Views: 3402

Re: USS Fitz and McCain collision reports link

And just so I don't get accused of plagiarizing someone else's 'work'. :oops: The original source of my post..........................;

https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-ne ... ions-find/
by Kev D
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: USS Fitz and McCain collision reports
Replies: 1
Views: 3402

USS Fitz and McCain collision reports

I hate to say I thought / told others so - and with all due respect to ALL those involved - but given the circumstances as first reported there could be no other outcome, unfortunately for ALL those involved / concerned. :( " Navy crews at fault in fatal collisions, investigations find. WASHINGTON —...
by Kev D
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WWI U-boat discovered off Belgian coast
Replies: 0
Views: 8871

WWI U-boat discovered off Belgian coast

Not sure if this is old news to those here, but just saw the video myself today.

Great stuff. Congratulations to the finder/s, etc. :dance:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ge...very-1.4300742