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by HMS26
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of Scharnhost
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: The sinking of Scharnhost

Well, I totally agree on that Paul L. My point is aimed at whatever strategy Raeder envisaged for Bismarck and Tirpitz. You don’t mess with that sort of strategy while facing RN and its assets. And because of that I also find British Admiralty’s fears of lone raiders as unfounded as they can be. You...
by HMS26
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 36364

Re: KGV Class Battleships

The Tradition of the RN is that it is the training and morale of its men …but there was no shame regarding confusion in the middle of battle - neil Hilton It may be so. But in my book, to base a `pride` status on such a training and moral so easily confused in the middle of a battle is shameful. :(
by HMS26
Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 171769

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

@ Karl Heidenreich Concerning your topic post. I understand your sorrow. Your dissatisfaction with the ideas of Bismarck being a mediocre or lousy design. IMO, those are a true reflection of others’ purposely formed opinions based on envy. Pure and simple. It amuses me that, if being this idea true...
by HMS26
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 36364

Re: KGV Class Battleships

You mention Hood's gunnery in the DS so I thought I'd point you to a possible explanation of what may have happened - in summary good shooting initially, stymied by the limitations of her outdated Dreyer FC table and the devastating German counterattack:… - paulcadogan Thanks for the link. Still. F...
by HMS26
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape
Replies: 38
Views: 5950

Re: Duke of York & Renown at Noth Cape

@paul.mercer Of course in projecting a possible result out of your scenario, there must be a lot of consideration given to quite a number of different factors. But to keep it to a direct, immediate and pretty unqualified answer, I’d say that the DoY-Renown + escorts side would win. It doesn’t matter...
by HMS26
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine
Replies: 151
Views: 32336

Re: How would you improve the Kriegsmarine

I would strongly detach myself from the idea of Germany investing in aircraft-carriers. The reason is that it matters not that you have them if your tradition/experience in using them isn’t there. How would I have improved the Kriegsmarine? First: the U-Boat arm has to be at least as numerous and ef...
by HMS26
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of Scharnhost
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: The sinking of Scharnhost

I’m of the same belief that only ammunition storage could offer such an explosion so to rip a capital ship apart. Anyhow, the loss of Scharnhorst was just another shameful action on Kriegmarine’s part. One would imagine that after losing Bismarck, the Germans would’ve learned to plan more adequately...
by HMS26
Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 36364

Re: KGV Class Battleships

KGV's AFCT used the inputs of range, bearing, wind etc, calculated the gun orders and then automatically and continuosly sent the correct range and bearing data to the range and deflection receivers inside the 14" gun turrets, and to same receivers in the DCT. The gunners in the turret then moved t...
by HMS26
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: KGV Class Battleships
Replies: 99
Views: 36364

Re: KGV Class Battleships

First of all I have to agree that this is a great thread. Thanks for all the input guys. :clap: This is my very first post in this forum and I thought where better to place it then in the thread dealing with my all-time WWII favorite ship: the KGV BB class! :wink: Lots and lots of first-time info I ...