Sinking of French Fleet

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Re: Sinking of French Fleet

Post by pg55555 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:21 am

wadinga wrote:
................ 0.4 of a mm does't sound much but Campbell obviously thought it was significant enough to mention :think: How worn was worn-out for a 15" gun, requiring relining? .................

.............Sadly it appears no one wishes to discuss Paul's original question about Churchill's actions, even in the light of Petain's decision to "bank" these two powerful vessels well away from British influence. ..........
1: There are two important determinants, one is the way that the driving bands engage with the rifling, the other the way the shell behaves in the bore.

2: See my answer re. the two broken French solemn promises.

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