lwd wrote:Didn't the Mary Rose suffer a similar fate?
mike kemble wrote:lwd wrote:Didn't the Mary Rose suffer a similar fate?
Mary Rose suffered the fate of quite a few ships of her time, top heavy and unseaworthy. She sailed into the Solent and rough seas upset her 'balance' and she capsized and sank. Pretty to look at but - bloody useless.
frankwl wrote:Nobody mentions Glorius which was very unlucky in having a captain of questionable sanity. Glorius should never have been at sea with just two destroyers after Norway but Hughes was frothing to court martial a subordinate so he had to get back to Scapa. Hughes wouldn't even authorize a combat air patrol which would probably have driven off Scharnhorst and Gneisgnau because German admirals were forbidden to risk damage to their capital ships. Heck, even after sinking Glorious, Acasta and Ardent Admiral Marschall was sacked because Scharnhorst took a torpedo. To top it all off Scharnhorst scored an astounding 26,000 yard hit on Glorius, destroying some ready to go Swordfish and rendering the flight deck unusable. And after Glorius was sunk aboout 900 men who went in the water were left to die. That's bad luck.
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