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by lwd
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 17388

Re: Victorious and its involvement

... During the final battle the British ships hit Bismarck in the hull many times, above and below the waterline. While there is ample evidence of many hits above the water line I would like to see your evidence for multiple hits below the water line. They have virtually explored every square inch ...
by lwd
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

The Bismarck meanwhile had changed its target to the Prince of Wales. Since the British battleship was very close to the wreckage of the Hood, the corrections required were very minimal. Again, you are missing the point. Someone has but I don't think it's dunmunro. but the fact is that PoW was extr...
by lwd
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: H class Battleships
Replies: 65
Views: 10162

Re: H class Battleships

Renown and Repulse have better armor than the cruisers and destroyers do they not? I don't see leaving them out especially if Denmark strait hasn't been fought. The trick is to use them in such a way that they don't become the prime targets. Carriers in a fleet action with much gunfire are a bit of ...
by lwd
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 17388

Re: Victorious and its involvement

... To reflect on some of your comments lwd, what does a report in US papers about battleship X sinking a Japanese ship have anything to do with the Bismarck. It rather clearly illustrates that newspapers especially during wartime are not particularly reliable sources. If the history of the Bismarc...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 17388

Re: Victorious and its involvement

jason spurr wrote:... But as for the other comments, i knew i would just be banging my head against a wall.

That's the general reaction to post based on questionable or factually challenged data especially those lacking any sort of reference.
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

What's the matter with you people, why don't you bother reading some material for Christ's sake ? When you list large documents and don't tell what portions you think are significant it's called shotgun sourcing and doesn't rate high on my priorities as far as reading goes but lets take a look at t...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

.... The fact is that PoW's hit percentage, using purely optical control, nearly matched Bismarck's radar ranged FC. ... He also doesn't like it that if you run the statistics based on hits there is no statistically significant difference between the shooting of the two. I.e. the difference could c...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Sinking of French Fleet
Replies: 45
Views: 4124

Re: Sinking of French Fleet

..... The effective life of a gun barrel was limited (it varied from gun to gun and navy to navy) to probably no more than 50% to 100% of the on board magazine. .... Your a bit off there. For instance if you are talking about the French 15" gun according to: http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNF...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

But there is more to training than just "battle training is there not? How much such training did PoW get? Read the paper and comment less. What paper? Or maybe I should suggest you make more useful comments rather than repeating yourself. Consider this. For everyone who posts on a thread ther...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

... From AVKS-700, we know that Bismarck battle training lasted only 11 days. But there is more to training than just "battle training is there not? How much such training did PoW get? That's because there were many problems in Oct-Nov 1940 with the main battery, which brought the ship back to...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Sinking of French Fleet
Replies: 45
Views: 4124

Re: Sinking of French Fleet

... I would like to point out that French guns could not, as far as I know, use British ammunitions (British 15" shells and French 380 mm were not of the same caliber). I guess it would take time to build ammunitions for French ships or rearm them with British guns.... Well the US did end up p...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 17388

Re: Victorious and it involvement

... how can you explain the report from radio London and a Swedish newspaper that the Victorious successfully achieved a hit on Bismarck during the night of 26Th/27Th?? .... How can you explain the report in US papers that "Battleship X" sunk a Japanese battleship off Gadualcanal? Or simi...
by lwd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 17388

Re: Victorious and its involvement

... It is the British that have covered up what really happened and have left out one ships involvement in the final battle. Or not. All the German survivors stated they scuttled the ship, Really? All of them did? People have dived on the wreck numerous times and found no evidence of the ships hull...
by lwd
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

Neither PoW nor Bismarck scored any hits in the two subsequent engagements, although PoW may have straddled Bismarck at over 30,000 yds. It's irrelevant; during the first battle, Bismarck, as a fighting unit, performed better than PoW, allthough under constant fire. Bismarck also made several cours...
by lwd
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Washington
Replies: 229
Views: 13899

Re: Washington

alecsandros wrote:
lwd wrote:The conclusion is clear the data does not support that Bismarck was a better shooting ship than PoW.

READ THE F****** REFERENCES.

If you think they counter either the facts or the logic I presented then why don't you post where your think I went wrong. A post such as the above is without value.

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