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by Byron Angel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Film about naval mine disarmers
Replies: 1
Views: 3435

Re: Film about naval mine disarmers

I hope someone can help me find a movie/TV film I saw at least 35, maybe 40 years ago on TV (but was already old by then). The film was about men trying to disarm German naval mines washed up on a beach, made difficult by some new intricate trigger mechanism as yet unknown to the disposal experts. ...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Updating the KGV class

Hi Paul, DK Brown ("Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945" - p.25) commented as follows - "King George V class were designed to comply with Treaty limitations of 35,000 tons standard displacement and 14in caliber of largest gun. The 14in gun limit (London Navel Treaty 1936) was subje...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial

Well done, Senor Gonzalez. Best wishes for successful sales of your book.
I used to travel to Madrid on business: beautiful city center and some very memorable (in the best way) meals.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11224

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Arrivederci, Mr Virtuani.
This forum will certainly not be the same without you.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.
LOL~ Do you think we have enough room under the deck for twin turbos?

B
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

I'm not certain that the ship could accommodate three twin 16in turrets in exchange for three triple 12in turrets without incurring significant weight penalty. A very rough rule of thumb is that the weight of a gun will vary approximately as the cube of the caliber. My back of the napkin SWAG sugges...
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German destroyers in operation Rösselsprung
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: German destroyers in operation Rösselsprung

Francis, Just about everything you will need to know about the PQ17 episode (including fully complete orders of battle) can be found here - Naval War College Review Volume 69, Number 3 - Summer 2016 The Destruction of Convoy PQ17: 27 June - 10 July 1942 by Milan Vego https://digital-commons.usnwc.ed...
by Byron Angel
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Treason

Hi Paul, I would suggest that the treason rests not with the imported domestic terrorists who today walk the streets of Great Britain, but with the politicians and bureaucrats who opened wide the floodgates to them in the first place. Methinks that, if THAT treason problem is first addressed, effica...
by Byron Angel
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11224

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

..... And 1000 - 1500 meters sounds an appropriate interval for two dissimilar ships intending to maneuver in formation.

FWIW.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11224

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

A BIG DITTO !!!

This is a most impressive and satisfying example of the sort of progress possible to achieve through cooperative and collegial effort.
My congratulations.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11224

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Hi Wadinga, Allowing for all the uncertainties related to the image, I'm speculating that Bismarck was at least a thousand yards from Prinz Eugen when the shutter was snapped. Having been in the shipping trade, I can say from experience that a large ship (let's say a 10,000 TEU container ship for ex...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Maximum spotting distance for sailing vessels
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Maximum spotting distance for sailing vessels

Excuse me if my question doesn't quite fit the topic of these forums, but I failed to find the answer at other web resources. What's the approximate maximum distance at which an observer sitting in a sailing vessel's crow's nest can spot another sailing vessel? Let's assume following input: 1) Obse...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 328
Views: 11224

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

There is an unspoken and very subtle assertion being made when it is said that 'History is written by the winners.", the implication being that the history is therefore not to be trusted or is in some way inferior to history written by the 'losers', which is often assumed -- usually well after-the-...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Re: New Moderator

Hello everybody, Bill Jurens wrote: "Mr. Virtuani must realize that part of my job, whether he likes it or not, actually IS to make up and enforce the rules for the forum. Others seem to be more or less fine with this. This forum is, in my opinion (and most others seem to agree) essentially intende...