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by adrian6045
Tue May 29, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Gneisenau
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Gneisenau

Thanx for the reply, i agree with much of your thinking. Highly unlikely/impossible that Gneisenau will go to the DMS. However the micro history of Force H is altered, given that the hit on Bismarck's rudder is such a fluke, i believe it's realistic to say it is not repeated. I think it's realistic ...
by adrian6045
Tue May 29, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Gneisenau
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Gneisenau

*** Note, this is the respnse copied from the Bismarck thread Re: Gneisenau by paulcadogan » Tue May 29, 2012 2:55 am Hi Adrian, If Gneisenau had been serviceable at the time of Rheinubung it is doubtful that she would have sailed all the way to meet Bismarck in the DS - far too risky with the Briti...
by adrian6045
Tue May 29, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Gneisenau
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Gneisenau

*** NOTE, i place this thread in the wrong place, in the Bismarck thread somebody kindly pointed this out so i have copied it here, below is my post and following it is a copy of the 1 response so far. *** My post from Bismarck thread Im well aware of the many alternate Bismarck scenario's, Tirpitz ...
by adrian6045
Tue May 29, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Gneisenau
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Re: Gneisenau

Thanx, yes i see its in the wrong place know, can i move it, do i close this and just copy it or ????
Regards
by adrian6045
Mon May 28, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Gneisenau
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Gneisenau

Im well aware of the many alternate Bismarck scenario's, Tirpitz sails though not having completed trials, various combinations with the Battlecruisers etc etc. I wondered if the following had been looked at. In March 1941 the Twins put into Brest, Scharnhorst needed to be dry docked due to engine t...
by adrian6045
Mon May 28, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: high-pressure superheated steam boilers
Replies: 12
Views: 10091

high-pressure superheated steam boilers

What alternatives were there for the German navy to the use of high-pressure superheated steam boilers in their ships prior to world war 2, could diesels have been a credible alternative.
by adrian6045
Thu May 24, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck refuels and does repairs
Replies: 43
Views: 8421

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

I think its unrealistic to expect Lutjens to do repairs at sea. Consider how precious the ship in his hands was, he couldnt be sure of british dispositions, there was a danger of submarines, he also couldnt be sure of the extent of the bow damage, and did he have the logistical capacity to do these ...