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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:44 pm

I have one that you guys would probably jump off a bridge to stand on her:
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The Yamato as her boilers and ammo magazines blow herself to smithereens after the three waves of USN aircraft :shock:

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Postby Ramius » Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:49 pm

Here is another poor ship that went A-Bomb on her crew :o
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Hint: This ship has a drink named after her :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby iankw » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:36 pm

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).

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Postby Ramius » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:47 pm

Yeah, you got it on your second guess. The battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary blew up at Jutland after the SMS Seydlitz hit her. Only nine of her crew survived after she went KABOOM (reminds me an awful lot of a ship called HMS Hood :think: ) :lol: In light of this fact she deserves to be called Bloody Mary :lol:

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Postby Ramius » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:08 am

Here is another one you guys should be very familiar with :cool:
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Above is a picture from Wiki of Graf Spee in Montevideo just before the scuttling:
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Postby paulcadogan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:50 am

Sorry Ramius, but that first photo can't be in Montevideo. The Spee is in plain grey - has to be a pre-war photo - but a great one at that. Her sailors look so "peaceful" on her fo'c'sle.

In Montevideo she had camo on her turrets and upperworks, a big white false bow wave and a big hole in her port bow from a shell hit.

Here's Graf Spee in Montevideo



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Postby paulcadogan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:07 am

Here's the Bretagne blowing up and sinking at Mer-el-Kebir after being hit by Hood's first salvo...

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Incredible photos. Remember those who died or were injured here.

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Postby Ramius » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:13 am

:stubborn: I almost forgot about Mers-el-Kebir (the biggest strategical mistake the Royal Navy made in the 20th century)! That reminds me also of the scuttling at Toulon:
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Postby lwd » Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:00 am

Ramius wrote::stubborn: I almost forgot about Mers-el-Kebir (the biggest strategical mistake the Royal Navy made in the 20th century)! That reminds me also of the scuttling at Toulon:
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Mind starting a thread where you explain why you think this is the case?

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Postby Karl Heidenreich » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:58 pm

lwd:

Mind starting a thread where you explain why you think this is the case?


No one has to justify his opinions to you! I don´t agree with him in this particular case but it´s his opinion, period.

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Postby paulcadogan » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:11 pm

Here's one of Bismarck's vanquishers about to suffer the same fate...

Dorsetshire & Cornwall under Japanese air attack...

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Postby paulcadogan » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:16 pm

And the Ark Royal....]

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Postby paulcadogan » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:26 pm

Graf Spee's great adversary.....Exeter dies in the Sunda Strait under the guns of four Japanese heavy cruisers..

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Postby lwd » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:58 pm

Karl Heidenreich wrote:lwd:

Mind starting a thread where you explain why you think this is the case?


No one has to justify his opinions to you! I don´t agree with him in this particular case but it´s his opinion, period.


I didn't say he had to I simply requested that he do so. I was/am wondering why and thought he might share his thoughts with the rest of us but didn't want to divert this thread. I have now made a request and explained it and see no reason to continue with this on this thread.

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Postby Terje Langoy » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:18 pm

The above image of the Admiral Graf Spee (the pre-war dated photo) should be portraying the Graf Spee in Hamburg to welcome the Legion Kondor returning from Spain aboard the KdF ("Strength through Joy") passenger liners between 29 - 31 May 1939. The white ensign in her mast should indicate that the C-in-C of the fleet, Admiral Böhm, is aboard.


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