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by marcelo_malara
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

With the sub 100%, unless her CO made some mistake. The destroyers were in poor condition too, max speed about 20 kt, they were in close contact with the cruiser but sailing on her disengaged side, what assured that their sonars would not get the sub. I do not remember exactly her ASW weapons outfit...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Loading big guns
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Loading big guns

Sorry, all the described tasks were done electrically or hydraulically. The levers just opened a valve for the hydraulics to actuate or closed a circuit for the electricity to power the motors. There were mechanical backups, but they are not what is shown in the movie.

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

I have in pdf the Report of Proceedings HMS Conqueror Operation Corporate, went thru the relevant parts many times. The weapon mentioned is the Mk VIII. The firing distance was 1400 yards, the three were launched with a spread set in their gyros, all this is compatible with an attack done with strai...
by marcelo_malara
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

The hit forward...would not be different that the many suffered by USN cruisers that lost their bows courtesy of the Japanese Long Lance torpedo. These severed bows occurred at a structural discontinuity both internally an externally, externally because of the end of the armoured belt forward of A t...
by marcelo_malara
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

I am not sure she would have survived with a better trained crew. AFAIK the aft impact killed most of the victims of the sinking, because the torpedo exploded just below the crew quarters when most of the crew was at rest. The other impact sectioned the bow just forward of A turret. May be in the Pa...
by marcelo_malara
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

Paul, let me tell you some background. The Argentine armed forces were then composed of: -officers and NCO who assisted for 3/4 years to the corresponding military college/school -troop, which were composed from drafted civilians 18 years old. The drafted troops received about 2 months training, ser...
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

Sure she was...in her days. In 1982 she was but the shadow of that, her machinery was so noisy that Conqueror could hear her at a distance of 60.000 yards, her max speed was limited to 18 kt, and, could never find data supporting this, I am sure that her main armament, what all the complexities of t...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: the main armament of the General Belgrano
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: the main armament of the General Belgrano

Three triple turrets on the bow and two triple ones on the stern.
by marcelo_malara
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: USN carrier export
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: USN carrier export

Oh yes, I should have said it, I meant a fleet carrier :D .
by marcelo_malara
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: USN carrier export
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

USN carrier export

Hi guys. Do you know if any naval power did ever show interest in acquiring an ex USN carrier? May be Italy, Germany...? Would the US government had authorized that export?

Regards
by marcelo_malara
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Various Q's regarding fire control tools
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Various Q's regarding fire control tools

I see, target designator might be a better name for it. In the report they suggest it should removed from the artillery command post, so was it a display of some sort? Showing target bearing? Normally the target designator would be a periscope in the armoured conning tower so the CO would tell the ...
by marcelo_malara
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US and IJN heavy cruisers
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: US and IJN heavy cruisers

The Baltimore class is quiet unique in being the only (AFAIK) cruiser class that has adequate protection against its own caliber, making it a kind of a scaled down battleship. Friedman´s British Cruisers mentions that the RN commissioned a study to know how big would be a cruisers with this kind of ...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo angle of attack
Replies: 19
Views: 1256

Re: Torpedo angle of attack

Sorry for the delay. I am thinking from another point of view now. My theory of the thrust cancelling buoyancy can be said to belong to the field of the statics. What happens in the field of dynamics? We can accept the vertical (to the bottom) movement inevitably caused by the negative buoyancy, but...
by marcelo_malara
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Operations MO MI AL
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Operations MO MI AL

Thanks Dave, this is something I doubted too, not only the real names of the operations but if the places name´s were the same in Japanese and in English.