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by Byron Angel
Tue Dec 06, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Shell hits v armour
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Re: Shell hits v armour

When one thinks about it, there is a palpable uncertainty factor relative to AP performance - > hits on plate edges, corner, joints. > hits upon the taper of a main belt. > the odd gun port opening. An interesting case is the 13.5-inch hit upon Seydlitz that burnt out her two aft main battery turret...
by Byron Angel
Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Operation Weserübung - why
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Operation Weserübung - why

I would imagine that that the cautious speed of Bluecher in passing the Oskarsborg Fortress battery was governed by the EXTREME narrowness of the channel at that point. My guess is that average channel width would not be likely to exceed 100m and 12 kts even nowadays is considered fast in such chann...
by Byron Angel
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations

dunmunro wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:53 pm A very good read. Thanks.
Hi dunmunro,
I'm glad you found it interesting. I was shocked to run across it in what is essentially a US Army library archive.

Happy Xmas / Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 02, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

I was not aware of the relationship between Tunstall and Corbett. The Buenos Aires expedition and Home-Popham seem dimly familiar ... I think from either Clowes or William James, which I read long ago. Hi Byron. Look at this: https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/rmgc-object-483126 " The p...
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations

OK. Sorry about the confusion ..... Step 1 Go here - https://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p4013coll8 (The Ike Skelton Combined Arms Digital Research Library - WW2 Operational Documents section) Step 2 Find Search Box in upper RH corner of screen and type in "GRAF SPEE" Step 3...
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations

Sorry about that.
I’ll take care of that very shortly.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 02, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Battle of River Plate - Report from USN Chief of Naval Operations

Detailed action account; also includes official Uruguayan Navy report of their inspection of Graf Spee. Numerous diagrams & photographs.

Go here - https://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/digital ... 2626/rec/5

Enjoy.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

Yes, that is true about Tunstall book. Wasn´t he Corbett´s son-in-law? Other rarety, did you know that Admiral Popham, one of the improvers of the RN flag signal system, was a member of the British expedition to Buenos Aires in 1806? Hi Marcelo, I was not aware of the relationship between Tunstall ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

“I would like to see some of those sailing report, if you could post here I would appreciate, we could compare those numbers with the those of the clippers.” >>>>> These books contain speed/handling data of various frigate (and some razee) classes:“ > The Heavy Frigate – Eighteen-pounder Frigates: V...
by Byron Angel
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

Thank you for all the data you posted Byron. I didn´t know this book, I will put it in my wish list. Did you read this one? https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Brian-Tunstall/dp/0785814264/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=2276JMN81222M&keywords=sail+tactics+warship&qid...
by Byron Angel
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

Hi Marcelo, Well, for the first highlight I have to mention McGregor (The tea clippers). He says that the fine bow (Aberdeen´s bow) came almost by chance, when the designers made a very raked stem and fine lines on the bow to cheat on the new tonnage rules. It came as a surprise that the ships so co...
by Byron Angel
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

I remember reading in one of D K Brown books that with the length to beam ratios then in use (about 3:1) it is almost impossible to design an hydrodynamically superior hull, that it needs a thinner hull with fine entrances to achieve a higher speed. Hi Marcelo, No disagreement here if your point is...
by Byron Angel
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

Re: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

Hi Byron. There is a long standing dispute about the speed of British vs French sailing ships of the era. Do you have any info about this in those volumes? Hi Marcelo, This is a topic that has come up on several occasions. The books I mentioned in my previous post here do not devote much, if any, a...
by Byron Angel
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786
Replies: 19
Views: 246

French Warships in the AoS 1626-1786

Just got the a/m book, written by Rif Winfield and Stephen Roberts. Highly recommended. Together with Boudriot's "The 74 Gun Ship" and Demerliac's 2 volume set, I now have a good grasp of the 18thC French Navy under sail.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 217
Views: 16566

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Thank you Thorsten! Do you know of any other battleship or cruiser fire control system stabilizing for elevation and bearing in any way as Bismarck's? Was this a unique feature or was it more common than I am aware of? Best regards Frank Can't prove it, but I suspect that Prinz Eugen may have been ...