Greatest warship of all time
Terje Langoy wrote:After the implosion in one of the barrels aboard the Iowa in 1989 (I think it was that year) she would perhaps not be a "favourable" candidate for the gun sequence in a movie from 1992. The Missouri and Wisconsin were both busy in the Gulf war around this time. Is the New Jersey a likely candidate? Wasn't she a fleet reserve around that time?
Bgile wrote:lwd wrote:RF wrote: ...Now would that loss call for a court martial hearing? ...
Not sure if it was true in WWII or in the British navy but I'm pretty sure at one point it was SOP to hold a court martial whenever a ship was lost at least in the USN.
A court martial, or a Court of Inquiry? I suspect the latter was even done in WWII, but never the former unless the CoI reported willful negligence.
neil hilton wrote:The Greatest Warship of all time. Obviously HMS Victory, shes still on the rolls!
lwd wrote:Victory was one of 3 first rates in the British fleet at the time and Royal Sovereign one of the others took almost as many crew losses and was the first to engage.
lwd wrote:No, why would you think so? and how is it relevant? Simply put Victory was one of a number of equally powerful ships of the line of that period and I have yet to see a strong case put forward for her being the "Greatest warhisp of all time". The fact that she is still in "commision" as an unsailable museum ship certainly isn't it, at least the Constitition has put to see in the last hundred years but I'm not suggesting she should be on the list either. As for justification for preservation that's not the question we are addressing here but given her connection with Nelson if only one could be preserved I'd probably go for Victory.
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