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by Carl Schwamberger
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Thanks H.. that looks interesting.
by Carl Schwamberger
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

pgollin wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:54 am
In the Atlantic, the Escort Oiler Force was established in 1943 ...
Thanks, but that is underway refueling. Not what I was referring to.
by Carl Schwamberger
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Midway Debris Field
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Midway Debris Field

marcelo_malara wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:42 am
what data do you have on the location of the battle?
Just the usual books. Hopefully sufficient for what I'd like to examine. Somewhere in the Japanese archives the logbooks may still exist. I've seen people claim to cite locations from them, so copies of the relevant entries may be available.
by Carl Schwamberger
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Midway Debris Field
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Midway Debris Field

Did not see anything on their web presence. Will end them a message.

I had hoped this had been published somewhere, a bit of legit journalism somewhere.
by Carl Schwamberger
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Midway Debris Field
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Midway Debris Field

Been surfing about for a map (if any is published) of the locations of the debris of the four Japanese carriers. Wanted to try locating those positions in relation to the Japanese records of location during the battle, & particularly when hit. Anyone aware of anything published with the locations? T...
by Carl Schwamberger
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Another breadcrumb: Merchant Marine Act of 1936. The attic makes me sneeze. :( Hope the dusty attic did not cause lung disease. Its looks at this point the answer is a qualified yes. Still, examples of common tankers refueling ships in ports or sheltered water would be useful for the question. Wond...
by Carl Schwamberger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942
Replies: 22
Views: 10996

Re: Yamato Instead of Kirishima 13th Nov 1942

... The survival of the two American BBs versus the shoals of Japanese torpedoes launched against them that night was a small and inexplicable miracle, especially in connection with Sodak. Why the US DDs were successfully targeted by torpedoes but not Sodak or Washington remains a mystery. B My tak...
by Carl Schwamberger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Gen.Mark Clark's Mistake at ANZIO in 1944
Replies: 11
Views: 8215

Re: Gen.Mark Clark's Mistake at ANZIO in 1944

The German 10th Army was using three highways to retreat north. Capturing Valmonte would cut only Route Six. The other two roads were on the east side of a spine of the Appinne mountains and impractical for the VI corps to reach. WGF Jacksons 'The Battle For Italy' has a map illustrating this. I am ...
by Carl Schwamberger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hitting the Gun Barrel
Replies: 10
Views: 4364

Re: Hitting the Gun Barrel

RF wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:49 am
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On 27 May 1941 one of the guns on Dora turret on Bismarck did receive a direct hit with the barrel apparently splitting and peeling back ''like a banana''
Peeling back like a banana sounds more like a in bore explosion. I wonder what other observation or evidence us available here.
by Carl Schwamberger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

Quite a while ago I saw a photo in a magazine, of a oil tanker in harbor & a cruiser alongside refueling. The caption text indicated this was in a harbor in the Pacific. It also referred to the tanker as a 'floating fuel depot'. I don't recall if the tanker was a ordinary transport, or a fleet oiler...
by Carl Schwamberger
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

Re: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

Just checked several versions of this battle. The short version is the SD was leading and perhaps 500-1000 meters to the Washintons starboard - closer to the enemy. When the SD was hit its speed fell off rapidly, causing it to mask the enemy from the accelerating Washington as it pass on the SD port...
by Carl Schwamberger
Thu May 28, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Operation C
Replies: 17
Views: 7388

Re: Operation C

... To try to answer your questions: the only real difference would have been made by adding several fleet carriers. With only HMS Illustrious available, carrying some 45 warplanes, Sommerville would still have been badly out-matched by the Japanese 5 fleet carriers operating together, plus the ind...