Naval guns and...

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Naval guns and...

Post by Matthias » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:17 pm

I am just falling interested in how a naval gun works, reading your discussions about explosives, shells and pointing devices function.

Do you know a site where I could find all those informations without going crazy while searching them in those section?;)

And, I found http://www.navweaps.com Does anyone know it?

Thanks in advance!
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Post by ufo » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:29 pm

At Eugene Slovers pages there is plenty to learn about the fine old art of Naval Gunnery:
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/GS-USN-PAGE.html
Just browse and enjoy.

And here:
http://www.fischer-tropsch.org/primary_ ... MJ_toc.htm
you find the more or less complete legacy of the US Naval Technical Mission to Japan.
It might be that the files about Japanese military dentistry are not so interesting but there is lots on Japanese naval Ordnance as well.
Plenty to read through!

And - yes - you might well go crazy between all that information. But it's worth it! :D


Ciao,
Ufo

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Post by Matthias » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:17 pm

Thank you very much, I wish to have the time to study all those informations...;) :D
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Post by marty1 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:03 pm

If you are interested in WWI era naval gunnery -- how things were done by the Royal Navy at Dogger Bank or Jutland -- you should check out Tony Lovell's "The Dreadnought Project"

http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/sim/

Excellent work(!!!) on the Dumaresq and the Dreyer fire control table.

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Post by marcelo_malara » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:16 am

You can also buy Warship International (http://www.inro.org), 2001 1, 2001 2 and 2001 3, there is and excellent account on the Dreyer and the Dumaresq, many diagrams and photos.
In Warship 2002-3 (ISBN 851779263) there is an article about the Admiralty fire control tables, that superseded the Dreyer.
Finally (I did not buy it yet) you have the expensive "Dreadnought Gunnery at the Battle of Jutland: The Question of Fire Control" at 115 dollars. That is all I could find on fire control.
Eugene Lover´s page is missing in my opinion some important features on fire control, for example how the enemy ship´s course is found. I think that is because the transcribed book is from 1957, when surface fire control was no longer so important, being replaced by aircraft and missiles.

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Post by marty1 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:04 am

Hi Marcelo:

I am actually in the middle of reading "Dreadnought Gunnery at the Battle of Jutland". A very scholarly work. Yes I broke down and paid $115. It's good -- but I wouldn’t pay $115 for it unless I was very interested in the topic (which I am). It is -- as the title suggests -- focused exclusively upon the mechanics of RN gunnery during WWI, as well as the controversy surrounding the Dreyer and Pollen systems.

I suppose the publishing run on the book was extremely limited, and thus the over-inflated price. But than even if it was only 50-dollars, I would guess that only a very limited number of people are going to buy such a book.

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Post by marcelo_malara » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:57 pm

I came to the info (don´t remeber where) that the run was 400.
Has the book technical info?

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Post by marty1 » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:13 pm

marcelo_malara wrote:I came to the info (don´t remeber where) that the run was 400.
Has the book technical info?
Hi Marcelo:

Not so much raw technical information as much as it is an explanation of the various tools used by the RN for developing firing solutions.

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