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by hammy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Yamato plans given to USA
Replies: 35
Views: 4957

Re: Yamato plans given to USA

Destroyers in British service were trained to dodge and swerve about on the way in to launch torpedoes , while keeping a sharp eye on your neighbours to see they didn't start to Zig just as you Zagged , the opposing Battle-line being their putative target . The 8 inch was definitely oversize for the...
by hammy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Lutzow vs. US heavy cruiser
Replies: 77
Views: 13425

Re: Lutzow vs. US heavy cruiser

Yes , the two "Ugly sisters" were bigger , and so could carry the aft Lighter-than-originally-intended triple inch turrets a deck higher , and there was a margin left to harden them too , but I haven't the armour detail to hand at the moment . As a 16 year old lad in my first job I was a trainee mac...
by hammy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 35224

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Starring suggestions please in the following categories

1 ) - Sensible suggestions

2 ) - Very silly suggestions
by hammy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 6106

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Thank you very much Terje , and Marcelo too , that is excellent . :clap:
by hammy
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Paint storage
Replies: 23
Views: 6085

Re: Bismarck Paint storage

Why Gracias Senhor !

We aim to please .

Often dont hit though ! :D
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Lutzow vs. US heavy cruiser
Replies: 77
Views: 13425

Re: Lutzow vs. US heavy cruiser

Exeter and York were attempts to "cut down" the Washington cruiser to something smaller , but the logic for this escapes me because you'd be better off with another pair of "Towns" , unless this may be part of the old 1930s 6inch vs 8inch debate , ie which was better , and these two are trial ships ...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: The worst machine gun ever
Replies: 33
Views: 16333

Re: The worst machine gun ever

well come on over and see us again , I'll get the Ouzo bottle out and start on the Meze .
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 59086

Re: The Climate Change agenda

I think "Scam" is a bit too harsh . Certainly overblown , and at times preposterously so by people who should know better , aided by politicians and journalists who appear to have no ability to discriminate between what can and what cannot , be , and who are prepared to give the hysteric doomsayer t...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 6106

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

Yes , but in the Norwegian case we are talking about ships in commission with the crews aboard - bit of a scandal , apparently .
I just wondered if the wrappers had come off yet .
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Swap Sydney with Zara or New Orleans
Replies: 103
Views: 9730

Re: Swap Sydney with Zara or New Orleans

Some British naval officers got told off for doing the same thing with destroyers , mainly because the hull was not constructed to take it , requiring the folded up and shredded bows to be cut off and reconstructed in a dry dock , and because you usually crunched the retractable sonar dome and its h...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: About the Bodies
Replies: 35
Views: 30501

Re: About the Bodies

In the case of the "Man who never was" "Major Martin" of the royal marines , the body was put into the water from a submarine in a location close off the Spanish coast where it was very likely to be found in the sea , or when it washed ashore in the local shore-going current , so it was not in the w...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Afghanistan 1919: Royal Navy launches on the Kabul River
Replies: 1
Views: 5128

Re: Afghanistan 1919: Royal Navy launches on the Kabul River

These would be ship's boats , not the sort of MLs or HDMLs from WW2 , like a big open lifeboat , but slimmer . At that time the RN still practiced active participation in land fighting , it's strength being in riverine operations and in Artillery support , and actual troops in the form of Royal mari...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Paint storage
Replies: 23
Views: 6085

Re: Bismarck Paint storage

Paint , and the "thinners" to wash the brushes in is a real hazard on all ships , and is usually put as far away as you can get it , which is usually in a " paint locker " room right up in the point of the bows . Before electric power was common at sea there was usually a "Lamp room" away up there t...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: About the Bodies
Replies: 35
Views: 30501

Re: About the Bodies

That actually happened in the Greek campaign of 1941 . A merchant ship evacuating troops from Nauplio in the Peleponnese ignored her "time to leave" limit overnight , and got caught by air attack at daybreak running south to get by Crete . A destroyer pulled some survivors out of the water , only to...
by hammy
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord
Replies: 36
Views: 6106

Re: Oscarburg fortress in Drobak Narrows, Oslofijord

There would seem to have been a fair amount of right wing sympathy among the Norwegian population at the time , judging by the degree of support for Vidkun Quisling , the subsequent recruitment to the SS Wiking Division , and so on . Or is this more a case of unworldly insularity ? Also , a number o...