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by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Scharnhorst book - Vulliez & Mordal
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Antonio - The Vulliez & Mordal book "Battleship Scharnhorst" is one of the earlier books published on Scharnhorst, originally written in French, then translated into English and published in 1958 by Hutchison in London. I bought mine at a military bookshop there many years ago - buying a cheaper, be...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Scharnhorst book - Vulliez & Mordal
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Thanks Marcelo! I see them.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Scharnhorst book - Vulliez & Mordal
Replies: 6
Views: 3217

Scharnhorst book - Vulliez & Mordal

Has anyone seen any decent copies of "Battleship Scharnhorst" by Albert Vulliez & Jacques Mordal, Hutchinson & Co., 1958 available lately? I have an old wreck of a copy and would like to obtain a better one some day. I passed on a decent copy, with the original dust jacket, in a used book shop in 19...
by _Derfflinger_
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: US Navy Department online reading room
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Ulrich - Interesting indeed! Thanks for posting.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Bismarck/Tirpitz Plans and Drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 57322

Re: Bismarck/Tirpitz Plans and Drawings

Jose - Are there any separate A1 size drawing sheets associated with Volume 19 of the five book AJ Press series on Tirpitz and Bismarck? I just bought a used set of the five, and there are no separate A1 drawing sheets included with Vol 19. The other four have all the A1 drawings you reference above...
by _Derfflinger_
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Panzerschiff Scheer book?
Replies: 8
Views: 5374

Gary - Grüße!

Also look for a copy of Marine Arsenal, Band 12: "Panzerschiff/Schwerer Kreuzer Admiral Scheer" by Siegfried Breyer. I found a copy on eBay some years ago. German text, lots of photos.

We do need more documentation of this ship!

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Ship wave-making resistance
Replies: 7
Views: 4250

foeth - Neat stuff! Thanks.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?
Replies: 37
Views: 28699

Agree - my top five would have to be (not in any particular order):

- Hunt for Red October
- The Enemy Below
- Sink the Bismarck
- Tora Tora Tora
- Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Historical Naval actions that would make good movies?
Replies: 70
Views: 45088

Or, a much better done saga of the Admiral Graf Spee and the Battle of the River Plate with all the drama and diplomatic games that went on prior to the AGS scuttling. Please, no 8" triple gunned, triple turret USN CA this time! Derf ps: Your suggestion of SMS Emden , along with my suggestion above,...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Graf Spee stern emblem
Replies: 12
Views: 4810

Wow! :shock:

Pretty good shape after some 66 years in the mud.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 73707

Actually, and I'm drawing a very fine line here, can it be said that the Royal Navy sank any of the ten major KM ships in WW2 via surface action, without the cooperation of the German crew scuttling their ship? Let's see ... Tirpitz - Sunk by RAF air attack Bismarck - Sunk (scuttled) by her crew. Ce...
by _Derfflinger_
Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Three Naval History Books For Sale - each a good read
Replies: 0
Views: 6142

Three Naval History Books For Sale - each a good read

Should any forum members be interested, I have three good naval history books for sale from my library, all very good reads: o " The Riddle of Jutland ", by Langhorne Gibson and Vice-Admiral J. E. T. Harper, RN, published by Coward-McCann, New York, 1934, first edition, hard cover, no dust jacket, i...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: About Jutland: a book?
Replies: 7
Views: 6079

As foeth correctly noted, there have been a truckload of books written over the years about Jutland. Given the magnitude of the battle, this is to be expected. Many are out of print, but can be found in used bookseller shops or via eBay, while a few are recent publications and still available. I hav...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Why USA never built a Battlecruiser?
Replies: 13
Views: 7924

Well, Lexington, Saratoga, and Yorktown, were originally planned as BC's. These were convertted to aircraft carriers before completion, and good thing too!! The very famous and gallant USS Yorktown , CV5, was not built on a converted battlecruiser hull, as was "Lady Lex" and "Sara", per my posting ...
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Why USA never built a Battlecruiser?
Replies: 13
Views: 7924

But, as a matter of fact, the USN never listed any of their ships as a Battlecruiser but only as heavy cruisers or battleships. Isn´t it. Why is it that some consider the very heavy and armored Battleships of the Iowa class as Battlecruisers? The USN Lexingtons were to be called battlecruisers. Tha...