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by 19kilo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times
Replies: 57
Views: 15443

Re: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times

Ken Thompson wrote:In the battle off Samar when the Japanese fleet turned around one of the gunners on a CVE is reported to have said: "Hey they're getting away".
I also liked "We're suckering em into 40mm range"!
by 19kilo
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times
Replies: 57
Views: 15443

Re: Yamato: the greatest warship of all times

I'm reminded of the 'three most important points of real estate'; location, location, location. Or in countless football matches where both sides are evenly matched, the reason the guy with the ball gets through is because all the giant full backs and other are 'out of position'. To deceive the ene...
by 19kilo
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Dutch Navy's Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2771

Re: The Dutch Navy's Challenge

Sorry. I can be a smartie! As to the scenario I'm thinking that if the Dutch had gotten the battlecruisers they wanted, things might have been a little different in early 42......maybe. BIG maybe there. The Japanese werent slouches, and if the Dutch had a capital ship in the East Indies I'm sure the...
by 19kilo
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: The Dutch Navy's Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2771

Re: The Dutch Navy's Challenge

Holland is on the Baltic? Was the North Sea renamed in this scenario?
by 19kilo
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72243

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

Please can you give the name of this "Ship Classification Bible" that everyone and every country MUST adhere too so I can run out and buy a copy!
by 19kilo
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72243

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

From what I'v read, the germ of the idea for the Alaska class cruisers started with the "Panzerschiffs" and a percieved need to counter them and then was fed by the rumors of large Japanese "super cruisers" abuilding. I understand that at one point there was serious pressure to convert them to aircr...
by 19kilo
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers
Replies: 171
Views: 72243

Re: Best cruisers of WWII and the best use of cruisers

You can call them whatever suits you, but the fact remains that the people that built them and operated them considered them to be cruisers. And for "dismal failers" they were quite well thought of in the US Navy, especialy in the carrier escort role. I understand their biggest fault was a lack of u...
by 19kilo
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hood gets a proper refit - now what?
Replies: 35
Views: 12848

Re: Hood gets a proper refit - now what?

Converting Hood to an aircraft carrier while still under construction would have been interesting.
by 19kilo
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Italian battleship rebuilds
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

Italian battleship rebuilds

What are the opinions of the Italian Navy's rebuilding of 4 ww1 era BBs? Worthwhile? A waste of resources? Were these four ships effective units?
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11576

Re: Japan Options for WWII

I completly agree with! However, that doesnt lessen the basic "unfairness" (for want of a better word) of policies. It being a case of: We have descided to stop doing what we were doing and you have to follow our rules now, not our example.
by 19kilo
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Japan Options for WWII
Replies: 85
Views: 11576

Re: Japan Options for WWII

It does kinda seem that the West acted somewhat hypocriticaly towards Japan............IMHO it doesnt seem that the Japanese werent doing anything that the West hadnt done.
by 19kilo
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland
Replies: 50
Views: 23473

Re: Jutland

I am kind of curious and I was wondering if some of the British here could answer.........HAD Jutland turned out as a smashing British victory, what sort of awards/honors would have been bestowed on Jellicoe?
by 19kilo
Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of the Konigsberg
Replies: 50
Views: 7549

Re: The sinking of the Konigsberg

Didnt the Fulmar lead to the superb (as an attacker and night fighter) Firefly?
by 19kilo
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of the Konigsberg
Replies: 50
Views: 7549

Re: The sinking of the Konigsberg

So? Its not much of a point at all. Study up on the times.......there are so many factors there that the point you are making is really moot. I think timing is actually the point and I think you will find operational service is what counts, you can criticise the the FAA for its size and the vintage...
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The sinking of the Konigsberg
Replies: 50
Views: 7549

Re: The sinking of the Konigsberg

So? Its not much of a point at all. Study up on the times.......there are so many factors there that the point you are making is really moot.