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by _Derfflinger_
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nuclear powered Battleship?
Replies: 187
Views: 63701

Hi Karl: That was a very interesting magazine. I saw it quit a lot ago. Bear in mind that the US services tended to overate their Soviets counterparts, in part because of lack of intelligence, and in part because it was a mean of requesting more money!!! And, it was also an appropriate way to view ...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Coount Luckner & his Seeadler
Replies: 2
Views: 1857

Coount Luckner & his Seeadler

I see Amazon.com is showing a new book out on the adventures of Count Felix Luckner and his WW1 raider Seeadler: "The Cruise of the Sea Eagle - The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany's Gentleman Pirate", by Blaine Pardoe. ISBN 1592286941 Has anyone seen this or read this yet? Is it any good? Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 92206

Captain Morgan wrote:
Yes sort of like the Big Ten conference in Football. They added Penn State University so they have eleven teams but the name stayed the same.
You have to admit, though, the Big Ten logo is pretty cool ... with the hidden "eleven" in it.

Derf (Purdue)
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New USS Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

karl,

I understand what you are saying. Their sub designs might be like the Russian aircraft designs are. Their designs are brilliant, but the execution is sub-par.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New USS Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

I'm not sure I have ever heard of a single thing about the Soviet's subs that was the equal, let alone better, than their USN counterparts. Which Soviet sub class are you talking about? Red October?

:angel:

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Battleship Scharnhorst, Vulliez & Mordal, 1958
Replies: 5
Views: 5428

Antonio - The book did sell on eBay ... to a gentleman in Washington state.

I would think you can find a better copy on Amazon or Bookfinder. I did, which is why I wanted to move this first copy I had.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Osprey - German Battlecruisers, 1914-1918
Replies: 1
Views: 2203

Osprey - German Battlecruisers, 1914-1918

Grüße! Against my better judgement, I recently bought another Osprey "New Vanguard" naval book from Squadron, sight unseen - "German Battlecruisers, 1914-1918" by Gary Staff and Tony Bryan. I haven't read a word of the text yet, but the book (48pp) has several pretty good pictures and a lot of what ...
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: The best turret arragement?
Replies: 22
Views: 6797

There is also the book "The Great Dreadnought" by Richard Hough, published by Harper & Row, 1966, that does a great job of telling the tale of HMS Agincourt, including her service at Jutland.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Battleship Scharnhorst, Vulliez & Mordal, 1958
Replies: 5
Views: 5428

Antonio - As I'm obligated to sell it via eBay if someone bids on it, we will have to wait a week to see what happens. So far, there have been a lot of "lookers" but no bidders, though there are still six days to go. I did find several copies of this same book available via Amazon and via Bookfinder...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Battleship Scharnhorst, Vulliez & Mordal, 1958
Replies: 5
Views: 5428

Battleship Scharnhorst, Vulliez & Mordal, 1958

FYI to the forum, I have a copy of Vulliez & Mordal's 1958 book "Battleship Scharnhorst" posted on eBay. This is a first edition English copy, hard cover but with no dust jacket, and is in VG/G used condition. It is a duplicate in my naval library, so I thought I would move it to someone else to enj...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: ....3 screws.....
Replies: 18
Views: 4999

How did Iowa´s screws rotate? The Iowa's had four shafts. Each inboard shaft had a five-bladed, 17ft 0in screw; each shaft was housed in a hull skeg, with one of the twin rudders mounted behind the skeg in each of the inboard screw's wash. The two outboard shafts each had a four-bladed, 18ft 3in sc...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Prinz Eugen wreck at Kwajalein Atoll
Replies: 42
Views: 33606

I can speak from personal experience .................. The sight of the fuel oil globules streaming up to the surface every few minutes from the hulk of the USS Arizona - when viewed from the USS Arizona Memorial - this being fuel oil that was loaded aboard her on December 6, 1941, is very emotiona...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best rebuilt battleship?
Replies: 63
Views: 19580

How good would Gneisenau with the six 15" boomers have been?

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Messerschmitt 262 site
Replies: 9
Views: 3464

Will they take MasterCard or Visa?

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Big mast´s clock
Replies: 8
Views: 3417

I believe there was one on each mast, so one faced forward, one to the rear.

This is a relic of the old "ships in a battleline" world. Don't know how well it worked - I guess it couldn't hurt to be able to see what range the fellow ahead of you or behind you was firing on.

Derf