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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: 10577

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: 7591

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: 4151

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: 4
Views: 2584

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: 6547

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: 7212

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...