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by OpanaPointer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Carrier SOP
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Carrier SOP

The SOP for GQ on a carrier would be a rather large document. Some things common to all warships, some things specific to a type. Battle stations may or may not be specific to a person's rating. I was in Repair 3 (zone for after part of cruiser), Main Engine Space (when I got my "crow") an...
by OpanaPointer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Carrier SOP
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Carrier SOP

Sidebar: The Special Attack units, aka Kamikazes, counted their successes in a problematic way. Special Attack (SA) planes are escorted to their target area by Observer Planes (OP). They have orders to attack carriers first. Obviously the SA guys couldn't report back. The success tally was produced ...
by OpanaPointer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Carrier SOP
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Carrier SOP

I don't know about Lady Lex, but having airplanes loaded with fuel during an attack would seem to be risky. I guess it might be the same response we'd get from the question "How fast can you run?" "Depends on how scared I am."

Look into "The Big Blue Blanket".
by OpanaPointer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Carrier SOP
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Carrier SOP

Sounding "General Quarters" would send everybody to their battle stations. I doubt there was a difference between surface and air GQ manning.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Recovering a contact mine for reuse
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Recovering a contact mine for reuse

Carefully?
by OpanaPointer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: How did dumb gate vessels work the boom gate?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: How did dumb gate vessels work the boom gate?

Systems varied widely, commands had some flexibility as to what they develop. Net tenders could be used to operate the nets as well as repairing/inspecting them.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: How did dumb gate vessels work the boom gate?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: How did dumb gate vessels work the boom gate?

Never worked on them, but a thought would be to have two motorized boats, one on either side of the boom. Both locked on near the end of the boom. One would be towed along with the gate when the other pulled it close in to the shore.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: When it comes to warships, bigger is usually better.
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: When it comes to warships, bigger is usually better.

I don't understand why the Atlanta class being ordered for a second time, with fewer 5in guns makes them a success, when the same thing happened with the Dido class, but they were failures? Really? The USN promptly laid up the Atlanta class post war whilst the Didos served for decades post war. The...
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: When it comes to warships, bigger is usually better.
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: When it comes to warships, bigger is usually better.

I don't understand why the Atlanta class being ordered for a second time, with fewer 5in guns makes them a success, when the same thing happened with the Dido class, but they were failures? Really? The USN promptly laid up the Atlanta class post war whilst the Didos served for decades post war. The...
by OpanaPointer
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Steam path in turbine ships
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Steam path in turbine ships

I'm a retired Machinist Mate, the rating that's responsible for main propulsion turbines in the USN. The layout of the "main propulsion plant" is usually a mashup of what the designers wanted and what the builders would do. That being said the philosophy behind the designs would have been ...
by OpanaPointer
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: This day exactly 80 years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: This day exactly 80 years ago

It was poignant when the telegraphist told the survivor he shouldn't be wearing that hat with HMAS Sydney on it anymore. I had a bracelet with a MIA's info on it. When the VN war was officially over some dweeb told me I didn't need to wear that any more. I explained things to him, ungently. I hope ...
by OpanaPointer
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: This day exactly 80 years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: This day exactly 80 years ago

Steve Crandell wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:07 pm It was poignant when the telegraphist told the survivor he shouldn't be wearing that hat with HMAS Sydney on it anymore.
I had a bracelet with a MIA's info on it. When the VN war was officially over some dweeb told me I didn't need to wear that any more. I explained things to him, ungently.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Emergency hull repairs while at sea
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: Emergency hull repairs while at sea

I was on DC parties and Inport Fire Parties, worked my way up to #1 Nozzleman. Lots of "fun".