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by AdmiralSemmes
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Much though I love the Bayerns, I couldn't honestly say they were better overall compared to the QE's.
by AdmiralSemmes
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Major Royal Navy defeat in 1914?
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Major Royal Navy defeat in 1914?

In December 1914, the High Seas Fleet launched a daring raid on the North Sea coast of England, bombarding Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby. This was a particularly unwelcome event for the Royal Navy, coming at a time when about half of the battlecruiser fleet was on the other side of the Atlanti...
by AdmiralSemmes
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Naval Aviation in the Kaiserliche Marine
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Naval Aviation in the Kaiserliche Marine

Assuming the Kaiserliche Marine manages to survive the Great War, how much would they have invested into naval aviation, and what form would it have taken? I think the Royal Naval seaplane tenders at Jutland had proved naval aviation was going to play some role in sea battles from then on, and the G...
by AdmiralSemmes
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Somewhat related question, but does anyone know if the HMS New Zealand had a larger than normal number of New Zealanders in her crew?
by AdmiralSemmes
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Hi Admiral Semmes, I'll readily confess to having something of a bias myself toward the Kaiserliche Marine, so I won't condemn Staff too harshly for the same sins. I would agree with him that Scheer was a much better commander than many give him credit for being - the 180° turn when he had his T cr...
by AdmiralSemmes
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Hi Admiral Semmes, Do you have Gary Staff's other books on Skagerrak and the "Seven Seas" book on the cruiser campaign? All the best wadinga I had no idea Staff had written other books on Skagerrak besides the one! As to the other, I've been focusing on the North Sea battles for the past while, but...
by AdmiralSemmes
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Names of the Ersatz Yorck-class ships?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Names of the Ersatz Yorck-class ships?

It may be a useless endeavour, but I'm interested in finding out if there is any way of knowing what names the ships of the Ersatz Yorck class battlecruisers?
by AdmiralSemmes
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Officers of the Kaiserliche Marine
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Officers of the Kaiserliche Marine

I suggest Holger Herwig's Luxury Fleet. Available on Kindle at Amazon. Been 15 years since I read but his research notes should provide some breadcrumbs for you. Thank you for the recommendation, I had been concerned Herwig would be too general, glad to see it might be more useful than I thought.
by AdmiralSemmes
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Officers of the Kaiserliche Marine
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Officers of the Kaiserliche Marine

I've been trying to find information on the officers of the Imperial German navy, and I've been left with several questions. I've heard that the navy was one of the only truly "German" branches of the armed forces, compared with the Prussian slant of the land forces. Did the navy have the same bias ...
by AdmiralSemmes
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Books on British Battlecruisers?

Hello AdmiralSemmes, On my shelves I have: British and German Battlecruisers by Michele Constantino & Ruggero Stanglini Clydebank Battlecruisers by Ian Johnston Grand Fleet Battlecruisers by Steve Backer Battlecruiser Invincible by V E Tarrant For anecdotes the text of WW I book With the Battlecrui...
by AdmiralSemmes
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Books on British Battlecruisers?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Books on British Battlecruisers?

I'm looking for some book recommendations on the British battlecruisers - I'm aware of John Roberts' book, but I wondered if there were any other good books available. I would like it if there were an equivalent to Gary Staff's book on the German battlecruisers, but it doesn't there is one for the m...
by AdmiralSemmes
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Ship's cats in the Imperial German Navy?
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Ship's cats in the Imperial German Navy?

While the history of ship's cats in the Royal Navy and others is well-known, I discovered finding evidence of them in the Imperial German fleet was not so obvious. Does anyone know of there being any ship's cats on German ships in this period?
by AdmiralSemmes
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Life on a WWI warship
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Life on a WWI warship

Hey all, I'm trying to figure out some things from the naval war I had never considered. What were the different types of jobs on a warship in the Dreadnought era? While it varied between nations, what was the command structure aboard a warship in most navies?