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by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 92134

Agree. I like the mainmast placement on Gneisenau better for looks, though operationally, the KM planned to move it back as on Scharnhorst. I also think Gneisenau's Atlantic bow is the better looking of the two. Scharnhorst's was a bit more stark, with more pronounced anchor kluse openings. Nonethel...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

Adding to what I posted above, USS Phoenix, CL-46, was a member of the famous pre-WW-2 Brooklyn class of USN light cruisers. She was roughly 10,000 tons displacement, four shafts, 100,000 SHP, 32.5 knots, carried fifteen 6-inch/47 rapid fire guns for her main armament, and eight 5-inch/25 guns for h...
by _Derfflinger_
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

A quick check of my USN cruiser books shows the following: USS Phoenix, CL-46, Brooklyn class, launched March 12, 1938. She was retired July 3, 1946. She was sold to Argentina effective October 17, 1951, became Diecisiete de Octubre. Renamed General Belgrano in 1956. On May 3, 1982, she was torpedoe...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

Got it this past Friday. I was surprised it is a soft cover paperback book, but looks to be a good read.

Those guys did miracles recovering the big ships at Pearl.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

Tiornu wrote:You can also look for Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal by Homer Wallin, who was in charge of much of the salvage work.
Tiornu -

Thanks! I ordered a copy of this book via Amazon.com today.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Cameron´s next movie
Replies: 3
Views: 2454

My dad was in Italy in 1944 with the US Army. They somehow got a ride in a C-47 and flew around Vesuvius. He got a few good pics of the smoking vent. We were there last year, 2006, in May. We visited Pompeii. I sttod there looking at Vesuvius and imagined how it was when that thing blew in 79AD. Woo...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

And, there is a decent book on the topic:

Resurrection, Salvaging the Battle Fleet at Pearl Harbor

by Daniel Madsen, USNI Press, 2003

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

I assume most of you guys will have seen this photo but for those that havent...... The hulk of the Oklahoma next to Wisconsin Gary - Quite a difference! And, of course, the location where USS Missouri is berthed at Pearl today is just where USS Oklahoma, outboard, and USS Maryland, inboard, were b...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: What ship would you have visited?
Replies: 20
Views: 6459

Coyote's suggestion of USS Enterprise is a good one. Or USS Yorktown, or either USS Lexington or USS Saratoga. Plus, I'd add my favorite Brooklyn class CL - the USS St. Louis. A close call on the KM ships .... but I'd probably request Scharnhorst, Bismarck, Tirpitz, Prinz Eugen, Admiral Hipper, Gnei...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Best technical reference book
Replies: 4
Views: 2588

Other worthwhile additions to the list:

o The five volume AJ Press series on Biamarck/Tirpitz - AJ Press Encyclopedia #'s 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

o "The Battleship Bismarck", Elfrath/Herzog

Do I dare include J. Brower's "Anatomy of the Ship, The Battleship Bismarck"?

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

Bgile - No correction needed. I just wanted to fill in the details.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Pearl Harbor capital ship casualties
Replies: 33
Views: 8487

Oklahoma was refloated, but wasn't considered worth repairing and was scrapped. Utah, an old battleship serving as a gunnery target ship, was also a total loss and like Arizona is sitting on the bottom of Pearl Harbor today. USS Oklahoma, BB-37, was stripped down to her hull at Pearl in 1943, from ...
by _Derfflinger_
Thu May 31, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Battle of Jutland´s 91st anniversary
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Quite a bit of historic anniversaries in the final days of May for we naval fans!

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Thu May 31, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: SMS MarkGraf V USS Texas.
Replies: 33
Views: 8213

The USN "old" BB's were VERY vulnerable to underwater attack.

Look at the huge torpedo blisters that were applied to them when they received refits.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Thu May 31, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Z32 vs. Cossack
Replies: 12
Views: 3429

I would suggest the scenario also needs the assumption that the German "Z's" engineering plant performs as desired. The Zerstorer's boilers and turbines acted up so frequently that any evaluation of how they would fare vs. an allied opponent under ideal conditions needs this assumption.

Derf