Search found 4 matches

by jpatrick62
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?
Replies: 81
Views: 27611

Re: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?

A new book out by Dr. Stephen Martin entitled "Scapegoat: the death of Prince of Wales and Repulse" reiterates the claims of the naval engineers that have actually visited the gravesite of both warships. Martin's purpose is admittedly to exonerate Admiral Sir Tom Phillips of the Royal Navy for the c...
by jpatrick62
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?
Replies: 81
Views: 27611

Re: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?

PoW was sunk by the cumulative effect of 4 torpedo hits, a bomb hit, and several near misses. You didn't read the article, did you? The Marine Forensics Analysis conducted Garzke, Dulin and Denlay were put together information by actual dives to the Prince of Wales, not textbook conjecture or armch...
by jpatrick62
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Comparisons of Axis vs Allied Combat Vessels
Replies: 68
Views: 33798

Re: Comparisons of Axis vs Allied Combat Vessels

I don't think the assertion that Allied warships in general were not tested for design deficiencies because they did not take battle damage is totally correct. For instance the Yorktown, a fleet carrier of the USN took enormous damage (for an unarmoured carrier) and still did her job. We see she too...
by jpatrick62
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?
Replies: 81
Views: 27611

Serious design flaws in King George V class Battleships?

In "DEATH OF A BATTLESHIP, THE LOSS OF HMS PRINCE OF WALES" Marine Forensics Analysis of the Sinking Garzke, Dulin and Denlay put together the latest information on dives to the Prince of Wales (2012) and claim that serous design flaws in the King George V class Battleships may have led to her demis...