Overall, I can see it being a horrific confrontation with substantial losses on both sides.
tommy303 wrote:The following link has an article that seems pertinent to the discussion at hand:
http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of ... 4hone.html
lwd wrote:5 x QEs - 33,000 tons 8 x 15" guns
4 x Revenges - 28,000 tons 8 x 15" guns
paulcadogan wrote: ...Though you've added details of displacement and weight of fire to what I had in my listing posted earlier
- one small error - it would have been 4 QE's since the Queen Elizabeth herself was still under reconstruction in 1939. Assuming there was no war with Germany or it was prior to October 1939, Royal Oak would have been there making it 5 Revenges....
boredatwork wrote:lwd wrote:14 ships massing 454,000 tons
92 15" guns and 9 16" guns
Single salvo throw weight 215,160 lbs
^Also looks like you're missing 9x16"
paulcadogan wrote:Sorry RF, but Hood, Repulse & the reconstructed Renown would run rings around any of the US BB's in 1939.
The British QE's (23-24 knots) were all faster than their US counterparts (20-21 knots) too, plus Valiant and Warspite had been completely modernized, though the Queen Elizabeth was still under reconstruction in 1939 so would not be there to take part. Barham and Malaya's first reconstruction should have put them on par with any of the 1939 BB's in terms of "modern status". I believe most US BB's had their truly transforming modernization after Pearl Harbor.
paulcadogan wrote:The US advantage would be in sheer number of guns with most of their BB's having 10 or 12 14-inch vs the 6 or 8 15-inch of the British. Plus the US BB's all had their gun elevation increased and so could outrange the R's, the unreconstructed QE's and Repulse. Colorado & Maryland may have had an advantage over Nelson & Rodney in terms of more efficient turrets and better handling.---Overall, I can see it being a horrific confrontation with substantial losses on both sides.
neil hilton wrote:However, the RN 15" 42cal fitted on the RN BBs and BCs were all very accurate pieces.
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