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by OpanaPointer
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: Are the Iowas Battlecruisers?

Sorry, I had to giggle a bit. I've been assigned to New Jersey and Missouri.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Feb 11, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Armor Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Armor Quality

You might cross post to forum.axishistory.com, very active, loads of sharks in the water.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Jan 30, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Forward mainmast? Really?
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Forward mainmast? Really?

Danke!
by OpanaPointer
Sun Jan 30, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Forward mainmast? Really?
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Forward mainmast? Really?

The old sailors were slow to realize the massive difference between, say, HMS Victory and HMS Prince of Wales. As they were likely the ones to approve designs the old ways lived on.
by OpanaPointer
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Forward mainmast? Really?
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Forward mainmast? Really?

Read Horatio Hornblower in middle school. Tough read for a Indiana boy. Strained a few librarians in the process. :whistle:
by OpanaPointer
Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Forward mainmast? Really?
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Forward mainmast? Really?

Wonky translation?
by OpanaPointer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Carrier SOP
Replies: 11
Views: 846

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: 846

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: 846

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: 846

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: 250

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: 338

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: 338

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.