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by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4567

Re: Updating the KGV class

Like Byron, I consider the opinion based on all the wartime experience garnered over time regarding all the ships of the class by D K Brown to be more valuable than the single trials experience of Constructor Pengelly. Quite so, Sean. Trials are customarily run in as good weather and smooth sea sta...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600
Replies: 35
Views: 1852

Re: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600

Hi Marcelo, Interesting post; two comments - 1 - Re the question of the recorded wind direction being relative or true, my bet would be on true. True wind would be important for accurate gunnery. 2 - I disagree that Force 3/4 winds cannot be part of a low pressure system. Wind velocity is related to...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4567

Re: Updating the KGV class

According to Prinz Eugen's KTB, the Denmark Strait action was fought in Beaufort Force 4 wind conditions (Moderate Breeze - 11-16 knots out of the NW), reducing to Beaufort Force 3 ( Gentle Breeze - 7-10 knots out of the E) sometime around 0600 hours. The principal sea state feature was a residual s...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600
Replies: 35
Views: 1852

Wind Behavior: 0400 - 0600

Noticed an interesting item in the KTB of Prinz Eugen. regarding wind behavior. Prinz Eugen was periodically entering brief weather notes. KTB entries for 24 May as follows - 0000 - Wind NW at Force 3, overcast, snow. 0400 - Wind NW at Force 4, overcast. 0553 - Hood and Prince of Wales open fire. 05...
by Byron Angel
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4567

Re: Updating the KGV class

Given DK Brown's qualifications and long professional service as a Naval Constructor in service to the RN, I have a problem believing that his description of the KGV class as "wet ships" can be considered to represent "a myth".

Just saying.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Film about naval mine disarmers
Replies: 1
Views: 4477

Re: Film about naval mine disarmers

I hope someone can help me find a movie/TV film I saw at least 35, maybe 40 years ago on TV (but was already old by then). The film was about men trying to disarm German naval mines washed up on a beach, made difficult by some new intricate trigger mechanism as yet unknown to the disposal experts. ...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4567

Re: Updating the KGV class

Hi Paul, DK Brown ("Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945" - p.25) commented as follows - "King George V class were designed to comply with Treaty limitations of 35,000 tons standard displacement and 14in caliber of largest gun. The 14in gun limit (London Navel Treaty 1936) was subje...
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

Re: Acorazados de la segunda guerra mundial

Well done, Senor Gonzalez. Best wishes for successful sales of your book.
I used to travel to Madrid on business: beautiful city center and some very memorable (in the best way) meals.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 18399

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Arrivederci, Mr Virtuani.
This forum will certainly not be the same without you.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.
LOL~ Do you think we have enough room under the deck for twin turbos?

B
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you fix the Alaska class?
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

I'm not certain that the ship could accommodate three twin 16in turrets in exchange for three triple 12in turrets without incurring significant weight penalty. A very rough rule of thumb is that the weight of a gun will vary approximately as the cube of the caliber. My back of the napkin SWAG sugges...
by Byron Angel
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German destroyers in operation Rösselsprung
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: German destroyers in operation Rösselsprung

Francis, Just about everything you will need to know about the PQ17 episode (including fully complete orders of battle) can be found here - Naval War College Review Volume 69, Number 3 - Summer 2016 The Destruction of Convoy PQ17: 27 June - 10 July 1942 by Milan Vego https://digital-commons.usnwc.ed...
by Byron Angel
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Treason

Hi Paul, I would suggest that the treason rests not with the imported domestic terrorists who today walk the streets of Great Britain, but with the politicians and bureaucrats who opened wide the floodgates to them in the first place. Methinks that, if THAT treason problem is first addressed, effica...
by Byron Angel
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 18399

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

..... And 1000 - 1500 meters sounds an appropriate interval for two dissimilar ships intending to maneuver in formation.

FWIW.

Byron