Photo Quiz #4

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Photo Quiz #4

Post by José M. Rico » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:15 pm

Identify this ship, where, and when. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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Post by cascoskuro » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:24 pm

Bueno, un acorazado inglés, a ver si tenemos suerte con el quién, donde y cuándo, je,je, buscaremos.

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Post by foeth » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:24 pm

KG V class, for starters...

Edit: flipping though Tarrant's book.... flipflipflipflip:

Ah! Looks supringly similar to a pic on page 16...

POW 3rd of May 1939, Cammell Laird Dockyard....

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Post by cascoskuro » Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:45 pm

Duke of York at Clydebank?, 28th january 1940?

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Post by José M. Rico » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:03 pm

You hit the nail on the head Foeth!
It is indeed the Prince of Wales at Birkenhead on 3 May 1939.

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Post by _Derfflinger_ » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:24 pm

Jose - I enjoy these quizzes. Please keep them going. I am not very expert on the Royal Navy ships, but had figured out this one (Quiz #4) was a KG-V from the look of the bow.

One thing has just struck me, however, that i had not realized. Much has been discussed about KM Bismarck being such a new ship and being lost while so young in her life - launched in 1939 and lost in 1941.

You information on the Prince of Wales struck me hard that she shares the same short lived history. PoW was, like Bismarck, launched in 1939 and was lost to Japanese carrier aircraft attacks, I believe, on December 10, 1941. Her life was also very short, just like her opponent in the Denmark Strait! :(

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Post by José M. Rico » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:01 am

No problem _Derfflinger_ , and if you guys want to submit quizzes like this, feel free to do so as well. I am tired of knowing the answers all the time. :D

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Post by RF » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:55 am

_Derfflinger_ wrote:PoW was, like Bismarck, launched in 1939 and was lost to Japanese carrier aircraft attacks, I believe, on December 10, 1941. Her life was also very short, just like her opponent in the Denmark Strait! :(
I believe the Jap planes were land based, from Jap occuppied French Indo-China. There were no Jap carriers off Malaya at that time, the six main fleet carriers were still returning from their strike on Pearl Harbor.
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Post by _Derfflinger_ » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:54 am

RF - I believe you are correct. Thanks.

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Re: Photo Quiz #4

Post by chcrawfish » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:18 pm

Land based "Nell" bombers, half equipped as torpedo bombers. The Buffalo fighters that were supposed to cover them didn't launch early enough to be on scene.
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Re: Photo Quiz #4

Post by RF » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:25 pm

Looking at the podium in the photograph I was just wondering who actually launched this ship - am I right in thinking that there wasn't an actual Royal with the title of the ship's name at that time?
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Re: Photo Quiz #4

Post by tommy303 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:53 pm

If I recall, Princess Elizabeth was present at the launch and appears in another picture.

Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood and Earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned these defended;
And saved the sum of things for pay.

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