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by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 160037

I voted Salamis--on the basis of consequences. It was probably the closest to altering history radically. And more was at stake than the others--in my opinion. I have read differing opinions of Lepanto--certainly decisive, but I believe the Turks did rebuild their forces rapidly afterwards. Though o...
by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 30552

But it is my understanding that the Germans did in fact sortie a few times after Jutland--notwithstanding the fact that it wasn't often and achieved no result. One has to wonder what would have happened if the desperate order to sail forth regardless of consequences at the end of the war had been ca...
by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Seydlitz
Replies: 4
Views: 8978

Thanks!

My memory fails me, what class ship was it to be? Another battlecruiser? That's what it appears to be.
by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Why USA never built a Battlecruiser?
Replies: 13
Views: 7518

Looks like a beautiful model!

I like seeing models like these, especially--as opposed to the run-of-the-mill (though often finely crafted) ones most people choose to build.
by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who really sank the Hood? Bismarck or Prinz Eugen?
Replies: 45
Views: 66642

Thanks for the reply...and it is an honor to speak with you. I am not surprised to hear of the distortion of the facts in the show--I so rarely trust even the better documentaries for reasons like this. It really didn't seem possible, so I am glad you have cleared this up! Oh, and I did read your ex...
by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who really sank the Hood? Bismarck or Prinz Eugen?
Replies: 45
Views: 66642

Hey, no problem on the ready dismissal of the 'down the funnel' theory. But why, I wonder, do most eyewitnesses describe the (seemingly) primary explosion as coming from so far forward of the rear turrets? Also, I recently watched a documentary on television (surprisingly good for it, too, lol) on t...
by Djoser
Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Who really sank the Hood? Bismarck or Prinz Eugen?
Replies: 45
Views: 66642

I have read two alternate explanations for the Hood's fatal explosion. One of them concerned the experimental, but pretty much useless, anti-aircraft devices which Winston Churchill had insisted the Hood carry. These were small bombs with parachutes to be propelled into the path of aircraft. Accordi...