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by OpanaPointer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: It's up to you
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: It's up to you

"General Discussions" is often a loose cannon in many forums. I wouldn't miss it.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

I'm just saying that the rigging and unrigging of torpedo nets wouldn't have been a challenge. This would have been done in port, and not 100 feet in the air. :cool:
by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

Culverin, remember the complexity just a few years earlier:
(This is just a frigate.)

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by OpanaPointer
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

HMS Dreadnought.

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by OpanaPointer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Another breadcrumb: Merchant Marine Act of 1936.

The attic makes me sneeze. :(
by OpanaPointer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Now I'm delving into dusty corners. IIRC tankers that received government subsidies were supposed to be able to refuel USN and Coast Guard ships. This was, again from memory, just a matter of having appropriate couplings and hoses. As the tankers weren't usually expected to refuel warships they were...
by OpanaPointer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

The OBBs were used at floating tankage at Espiritu Santu while the new BBs were waltzing around the Solomons. From memory. :stubborn: There was nothing to stop a tanker from refueling other ships in port, that was basically what yard oilers did from the first days of oil-burners. More may be found h...
by OpanaPointer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

You might investigate the Bluejacket's Manuals for this period, something useful may be found there.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.
Replies: 11
Views: 1546

Re: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.

I think the salient factor with these ''what ifs'' is that in 1945 the USA develops the atom bomb. The remaining question is against which enemy it is deployed against first. Germany was the first target planned. The NSA bomb docs make that clear. https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB162/index.htm
by OpanaPointer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

by OpanaPointer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Many thanks !

Alberto
Do we accept that information? I'm asking the pros here.

I've been onboard Mikasa, but not as a student. Wasted chances...
by OpanaPointer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

Certainly, would have been polite to do so from the start.

https://warship-mikasa.blogspot.com/201 ... r-ijn.html
by OpanaPointer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 34
Views: 5041

Re: WW1 battleships

Sorry if this is redundant, but are those torpedo net booms on Mikasa?

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by OpanaPointer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Can anyonoe ID these ships?
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: Can anyonoe ID these ships?

First one is a USN battleship, probably one of those rebuilt after Pearl Harbor, possibly USS New Mexico. The second is USS Lexington or Saratoga, battlecruisers converted to aircraft carriers via the Washington Naval Limitations Treaty. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1b/e4/be/1be4bef25610a8b032a21f...
by OpanaPointer
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The battle for Saipan
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: The battle for Saipan

Pros and cons frequently debated. RN armored flight decks protected the hangar decks beneath. AND we would have had two carriers instead of three at Midway if the USN used the same system.