Search found 895 matches

by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WW1 battleships
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: WW1 battleships

Gentlemen, looking at old films of WWI RN battleships they all seem to have diagonal 'strakes' down each side, what were these for? Hi Paul, Re those "diagonal strakes", my guess is that you are referring to the numerous anti-torpedo net booms in their stowed positions along the sides of the ship. ...
by Byron Angel
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: What were cannon laws like in the Age of Sail?
Replies: 0
Views: 1464

Re: What were cannon laws like in the Age of Sail?

I've never mined the subject deeply, but there are some examples which come to mind - > The ships of the great Portguese and Dutch trading expeditions that rounded the Cape of Good Hope and ventured up to East Africa, India and Asia were heavily armed. My suspicion is that any such expedition which ...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: British and French naval fleet numbers in the 19th century
Replies: 3
Views: 2581

Re: British and French naval fleet numbers in the 19th century

Hi PetterJhon, Short answer is pretty much - no. in the nineteenth century, Great Britain was VERY serious about maintaining a naval "two power standard", i.e., that the size of the RN should be no less than the sum of the next two largest foreign fleets. A decent starting point for investigation of...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: OPERATIONAL USE OF TYPE NOS 273M AND 284M (4) IN A CRUISER
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: OPERATIONAL USE OF TYPE NOS 273M AND 284M (4) IN A CRUISER

Very interesting post, dunmunro.

Thank you!

B
by Byron Angel
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: President Trump: mid-term
Replies: 19
Views: 3916

Re: President Trump: mid-term

"Nur die dümmsten Kälber wählen sich ihren Schlächter selber" (Only the dumbest cows of the flock are happy to elect their butcher). The final stage of destruction of the US society, started by unregulated capitalism with Reagan, can now be observed in real-time. On average, the US citizen pays mor...
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 377
Views: 33410

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "Estimated " geometry and speed " can't "demonstrate" anything. If the observations don't support them, they need to be changed" Exactly ! They need to be changed , not to be refused, without having any credible alternative to them. Bye, Alberto - - - [ 1 ] Go here -...
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 10203

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

[ 1 ] Bismarck goes right into dry-dock for repairs - she is the most important German warship in port. [ 2 ] British Bomber Command spends a year trying to destroy her through repeated air raids. The open question is whether the RN seeks to blockade these four German ships in Brest harbor - mines, ...
by Byron Angel
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 377
Views: 33410

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

"From the height of the crow nest (or the radar platform), White could theoretically see the tops of the German ships before they were at 30 sm. He did not, therefore visibility was not "gin-clear" as speculated, but "limited" to 18-19 sm." Following data taken or otherwise inferred/drawn from "Mete...
by Byron Angel
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 377
Views: 33410

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Mathematically speaking, it would certainly be possible for Bismarck to have first become visible, despite her trailing Prinz Eugen in formation. It all depends upon how much higher above the waterline was Bismarck's main director as compared to that of Prinz Eugen.

B
by Byron Angel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 377
Views: 33410

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Concur with Mr Jurens here. The exact nature of the times denoted on the signal transmissions are unspecified. Are they the actual times that the sightings and bearings were taken? Ore are they the times at which the signals were transmitted? Can anyone advise on standard RN signal practice contempo...
by Byron Angel
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 377
Views: 33410

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Byron, I don’t think so. In his war diary Brinkmann says that the speed calibration of both ships was not equal. Prinz Eugen had to made revolutions for one knot less than Bismarck to sail at the same speed. That means that while on Bismarck 28 knots were ordered, Brinkmann had to order just 27 kno...
by Byron Angel
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 377
Views: 33410

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello Antonio, I have some difficulties with that simple explanation. I think we agree that 27 knots in 23 minutes are 10.35 sm, while 28 knots are 10,73 sm in the same time. I took the liberty to adjust the bearings and Prinz Eugen's track. Then I've shifted the track parallel to your original tra...
by Byron Angel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason May
Replies: 6
Views: 2800

Re: Treason May

I see that Theresa May has recently been given the nickname Treason May. ] One by one, the Deep State toadies are being unmasked. With bit of luck, given recent developments, the EU (otherwise known as "the Second Coming of the Thousand Year Reich) won't be around by the time the UK political mess ...
by Byron Angel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason May
Replies: 6
Views: 2800

Re: Treason May

I see that Theresa May has recently been given the nickname Treason May. One by one, the Deep State toadies are being unmasked. With bit of luck, given recent developments, the EU (otherwise known as "the Second Coming of the Thousand Year Reich) won't be around by the time the UK political mess su...
by Byron Angel
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason May
Replies: 6
Views: 2800

Re: Treason May

I see that Theresa May has recently been given the nickname Treason May. One by one, the Deep State toadies are being unmasked. With bit of luck, given recent developments, the EU (otherwise known as "the Second Coming of the Thousand Year Reich) itself won't be around any longer by the time the po...