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by Farragut
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 64925

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

Bgile wrote: I think Lee was a battleship man through and through and he would have eagerly accepted the chance to engage Yamato. That wasn't the "safe" thing to do though, and he didn't get his chance. Sorry, it wasn't Lee in command of the BB's, it was Deyo. Spruance directed Deyo to let Yamto pr...
by Farragut
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Your Favourite Warship of World War II
Replies: 67
Views: 14213

Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

USS O'Bannon a Fletcher Class. 17 battlestars and zero purple hearts. That's the ship that I'd want to be on.
by Farragut
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?
Replies: 414
Views: 64925

Re: Bismarck vs. Rodney: hand to hand?

What would be considered a win? If both ships are completely alone, and if the winner is determined by the sinking of the other ship, then wouldn't this fight end in a draw? Both ships badly battered but neither one able to sink the other? Bismarck's armament probably can't overcome Rodney's armor b...
by Farragut
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternative Japanese Order of Battle at Leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Alternative Japanese Order of Battle at Leyte

lwd wrote:
All in all I still think the US has a decisive edge but is much more likely to take more casualties in this engagment and the Japanese do have at least a small chance of actually winning it.

That sums it up nicely. :D
by Farragut
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternative Japanese Order of Battle at Leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Alternative Japanese Order of Battle at Leyte

Hmm. Everyone raises a lot of interesting points. But I have to disagree with the notion that none of the US BB’s are ineffective. Maryland, Mississippi and Pennsylvania proved their lack of effectiveness in the original battle. I don’t see what would’ve have been different had they fought Kurita in...
by Farragut
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Alternative Japanese Order of Battle at Leyte
Replies: 15
Views: 4194

Re: Alternative Japanese Order of Battle at Leyte

Hi. I've thought about this scenario myself Karl. I'd say that the whole thing would've been a toss up. If Kurita's fleet is intact when he encounters Oldendorf, you have an epic battle. If you break down the sides, you have 6 US BB's versus 4 Japanese BB's. But, three of the US BB's would be ineffe...
by Farragut
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: A new "Sink the Bismarck!" movie?
Replies: 115
Views: 65281

Re: A new "Sink the Bismarck!" movie?

I would love to see a new movie about the Bismarck but I would hate to see some Hollywood hack take your script and then "Pearl Harbor" it. I love war movies but I walked out on Pearl harbor.
by Farragut
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 188308

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

This would be looking at the immediate aftermath and not the long term strategic consequences, such as weakening or breaking of the seaborne blockade of Germany. Sailing for home and staying there (which is what happened in reality) is not the same as going home and then coming out again and again....
by Farragut
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 188308

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

Hi Karl. Hi bgile. I grant you your points with a caveat. According to the OP, the consequences and the importance of the battle were part of the criteria. Javier did list other criteria like: number of men involved, number of ships and losses. But in my opinion, all factors relating to any battle a...
by Farragut
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 188308

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

Here's two cents from a noob. It's Salamis guys. Had the Greeks not won there, we can't even imagine what the world would be like today. The only close runner up to Salamis is Lepanto. All those other battles were important but how much would the world have changed if those battles had ended differe...
by Farragut
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 141980

Re: World greatest admiral?

Hi guys noob here.

What exactly does "greatest" mean? Most victories? or most influential? How about Alfred Thayer Mahan? Every admiral of the twentieth century studied Mahan.