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by HvKleist
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 3724

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

You might try looking at the history of the ESSO tanker GEORGE G. HENRY , and her involvement in the PacWar w/the old Asiatic Fleet, etc. out in Oz. She later became USS VICTORIA (AO-46) , but as GGH she did not/could not conduct UNREPS, as far as I know. Nonetheless, she was a valuable asset to the...
by HvKleist
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: USN cruisers fire control top
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: USN cruisers fire control top

Hello,

It didn't. The MB director atop the Foremast is the old director she had originally.

The new, modified director (AA, or dual purpose director) is aft on the Mainmast, which has been cut down.

HTH
by HvKleist
Sat May 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit
Replies: 28
Views: 1968

Re: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit

We know that the torpedo which hit & sank KORTENAER was from HAGURO because that salvo was launched ~20 mins later than the 43 launched earlier by DesRon 4/ NAKA + DDs. And the next large torpedo salvo launch (by DesRon 2/ JINTSU + DDs) was not for another 30-40 mins, or so. HAGURO 's torpedo had tr...
by HvKleist
Thu May 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit
Replies: 28
Views: 1968

Re: Type 93 torpedo longest range hit

The Type 93 hit by heavy cruiser HAGURO on the Dutch destroyer KORTENAER at the Battle of the Java Sea was probably comparable, if not longer, I think.
by HvKleist
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Smoke screen
Replies: 5
Views: 3937

Re: Smoke screen

Francis: At the Battle of Badoeng Strait (Feb 1942), the Dutch DD Piet Hein mysteriously laid a smokescreen before she engaged the IJN destroyers Oshio and Asashio ...This made her visible to the enemy as well as to the two US Asiatic Fleet tincans trailing her ( John D. Ford & Pope ). IJN records c...
by HvKleist
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need Technical Assistance for a WWII Action Novel
Replies: 10
Views: 7944

Re: Need Technical Assistance for a WWII Action Novel

1) You might try the Taylor Anderson "Destroyermen" series--They are (IMO) 'colorful' sci-fi extrapolations, and not at all my cuppa, but his historical understanding of fourpipers is quite acceptable, really. If a guy has published ten books on fourpipers--even nutty sci-fi adventures based around ...