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by phil gollin
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Depth Charges Aboard HM cruisers 1939-45
Replies: 13
Views: 7898

Re: Depth Charges Aboard HM cruisers 1939-45

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She didn't have the capacity to carry enough depth charges to drop patternS.

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by phil gollin
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 55250

Re: Longest Gunfire Hit

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If you go to this thread ;

http://warships1discussionboards.yuku.c ... eRJn9KOToc

And look at the third response ( "~3" ) - i.e. the 4th post, you will see a post by the Author "rlundgren"

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by phil gollin
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 55250

Re: Longest Gunfire Hit

. The effect of near misses were something that the RN learnt a lot about early in the war (Norway and Med). The effect was often summarised as "the mining effect" (as it was related to the effect magnetic mines also had - depending on the depth of water) and led to a huge effort during the war to i...
by phil gollin
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 55250

Re: Longest Gunfire Hit

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So a "near miss" and "splinter/blast damage" are now to be defined as a hit ?

Silly

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by phil gollin
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 55250

Re: Longest Gunfire Hit

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I think this claim has been revived because someone posted that there was a book coming out later this year which would claim that the hit was a possibility.

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by phil gollin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 124808

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

. Antonio - you are a complete idiot (fact, not a "flame war"). READ the reasons in the official reports - they make total sense, whereas you are thinking totally differently from a 1940s mindset and especially a 1940s Royal Navy mindset. The INTERESTING thing is the "discussion" between Churchill a...
by phil gollin
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 124808

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

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As stated above the main problem was with the interlock system and specifically the safety lock system (where the rods were had too much flex).

The 14-inch turrets were NOT "too complicated"/

Too much playing unrealistic wargames.

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by phil gollin
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 124808

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

. The MAIN problems with the 14-inch turrets was with the inter-lock system (specifically the safety interlocks). These were identified before PoW was finished but needed time at a dockyard to be fixed (these are noted in the KGV class Ships Book). After 1941 there seems to have been little problems...
by phil gollin
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 124808

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

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Sheer idiocy.

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by phil gollin
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Armour improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Armour improvements

. Just to agree that strict comparisons between nations was difficult as testing was severely limited and armour penetration was a statistical matter NOT an absolute. Testing of armour and projectiles was INTER-DEPENDANT and NEITHER was an absolute. The limits given were arrived at by doing multiple...
by phil gollin
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking
Replies: 88
Views: 15901

Re: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking

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More fantasy trolling.

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by phil gollin
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking
Replies: 88
Views: 15901

Re: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking

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I would lay off the bottle if I were you.

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by phil gollin
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking
Replies: 88
Views: 15901

Re: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking

Vic Dale wrote:
Yes dead right. My mistake. An attack on that sighting could have resulted in Dorsetshire's doubling the score on the same day that she put her torpedoes into Bismarck.
You're just trolling -

As for your second post - pure fantasy, no evidence and in reality just more trolling.

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by phil gollin
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking
Replies: 88
Views: 15901

Re: Rescue Operations After Bismarck's Sinking

....... There were 35 U-Boats sunk in May of 1941. Prompt and decisive action on the 27th could have made it 36. ........... Lunacy. There was 1 ( one ) U-boat lost in May 1941, the "35" figure is for the WHOLE of 1941. The turning point moth ( May 1943 ) only managed 40 I-boat losses. .