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by iankw
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photos of ships sinking
Replies: 59
Views: 77779

The SS Tequila Sunrise????

Asherly I thought it was one of the Jutland 3 but the closest I can get to it is Queen Mary (nearly Bloody Mary).

regards
by iankw
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 168804

Sorry Karl, but a couple of things in your post I just have to challenge. Firstly, you say that Lutjens could have used PEs great speed to "continue the hunt". Are you suggesting that he would have sent PE after PoW alone, since Bismarck would not have been able to catch PoW herself? Secondly, you r...
by iankw
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 168804

HI RF I think the answer lies in your earlier post: It doesn't sink merchant ships directly but it eliminates for at least a substantial period of time one battleship that can match Bismarck for speed, leaving only KGV itself able to catch Bismarck. So, with Bismarck's speed reduced because of the d...
by iankw
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German Motto???
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

The motto actually goes with the title Prince of Wales, usually given to the heir to the throne ie Prince Charles. Also the three feathers go with the title, usually called the Prince of Wales feathers. So the motto and the crest go with the name. Where it originally comes from I'm not sure, but the...
by iankw
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: H-44: "the Super Bismarck"
Replies: 35
Views: 8466

But, as you said earlier BG, it is easier to sink a ship with torpedoes because they make a mess under the waterline. Now I may be wrong about this but I seem to recall seeing somewhere a picture, or two, of a torpedo flat and the caption stated that there was a rail, or something similar, that was ...
by iankw
Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Colonel Stauffenberg and Tom Cruise´s movie
Replies: 56
Views: 15454

Totally off the off topic, but related to pc. Have you noticed how the donkey in Shrek doesn't have any, hmmmm, "bits"? I guess Disney just couldn't bring themselves to add that much realism!!

Global warming? Don't get me started on that topic I tend to rant about it!

regards

Ian
by iankw
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Military Historical Dates
Replies: 551
Views: 92139

Happy Birthday Karl.

Many happy returns of the day :))))

Ian
by iankw
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Is Bismarck the best
Replies: 55
Views: 11111

I'll leave it to others to give chapter and verse about why the Bismarck was better/worse than any other ship, but I will reply re Bismarck's gunnery. Whilst there is no doubt that German gunnery was very good you can rest assured that Bismarck's gunners were NOT aiming to hit the precise point on H...
by iankw
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Naval race to WWI
Replies: 16
Views: 8266

:clap:

Nice one RF. Any more interesting suggestions out there?

Ian
by iankw
Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Naval race to WWI
Replies: 16
Views: 8266

Britain was not spoiling for a fight in 1914, far from it.
Which is why the military talks were carried out informally between the relevant army officers. IIRC the cabinet didn't asherly learn of them until the very last minute.

Nice reply Karl :lol:

Ian
by iankw
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Naval race to WWI
Replies: 16
Views: 8266

I'm just waiting for the revelation that the Titanic was torpedoed by Germany because they couldn't stand the competition. After all the German Admiralty would be as much in the pockets of the shiiping lines as the British Admiralty was.

regards

Ian
by iankw
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: H.M.S. Rodney damage
Replies: 66
Views: 31679

I hesitate to get involved in this, being merely a Brit coming from a country who made ugly or fatally flawed ships!! However, I think the problem is in your choice of words Karl. You originally said "no ship ever built could hit as hard as Yamato". I think modern ships, firing modern missiles could...
by iankw
Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Nelson, Rodney, King George V and Prince of Wales against...
Replies: 16
Views: 8335

Before that happened, lwd, Bismarck would grow wings and fly home, bombing Nelrod on the way.
by iankw
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: HMAS Sydney´s wreck found
Replies: 40
Views: 6694

If you read Bob Henneman's site you will see there is a lot of skepticism over this claim.

Ian
by iankw
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Best war movie ever?
Replies: 116
Views: 46696

Hi Bg

Well it isn't logic really, more like a feeling, but it's still as valid as anyone elses, so I guess we are going to have to agree to differ.

regards

Ian