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by OpanaPointer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US fleet sail before attack on Pearl harbour.
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: US fleet sail before attack on Pearl harbour.

Francis Marliere wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:00 am
My guess is that they would not use the modified torpedoes but the standard ones.
There were a limited number of the Nagasaki-modified torpedoes, IIRC. The ones without the wooden fins were in good supply as they weren't offloaded before the fleet sailed.
by OpanaPointer
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: US fleet sail before attack on Pearl harbour.
Replies: 20
Views: 872

Re: US fleet sail before attack on Pearl harbour.

"ships not fully manned"? I was assuming that if the fleet was at sea, the ships would not have a significant portion of their crews ashore like they were on Sunday morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You know that sailors weren't automatically granted overnight liberty, right? "Cinderella liber...
by OpanaPointer
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: US Battleships
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: US Battleships

Thanks for your replies, Looking at the weight of some of the US ships, its interesting to note that some of the more heavily armed ships 8x16" and 12 x14" ship were built around the 350000 ton mark long before the Treaty limits were imposed, but the RN apparently could not do so later on. 350,000 ...
by OpanaPointer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: US Battleships
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: US Battleships

Never say never.
by OpanaPointer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Leyte gulf
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: Leyte gulf

Another issue, land based aircraft. Ferried in and used to support the landings?
by OpanaPointer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Leyte gulf
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: Leyte gulf

If both sides used their ships at 100% effectiveness? Without carriers the USN would have been heavy in BBs.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Leyte gulf
Replies: 16
Views: 1125

Re: Leyte gulf

RF wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:20 am
If you take out the US carriers, presumably because they don't exist, then the US carrier construction would be replaced with additional battleship construction, including US battleships with 18 inch calibre guns?
When did we find out the Musashis had "18 inch" guns?
by OpanaPointer
Fri May 29, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 am
history.navy.mil may have the original manuals available. If not inquire with the National Archives.
You may also find archives of BuShips records. Take food and leave a trail of bright pebbles. :cool:
by OpanaPointer
Wed May 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Specs for Bureau Express and Babcock & Wilcox boilers Standard Type Battleships

history.navy.mil may have the original manuals available. If not inquire with the National Archives.
by OpanaPointer
Mon May 11, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: The bomb that sank the Arizona
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: The bomb that sank the Arizona

The shell was machined down to allow the fins to be fitted. Speculation is that this overheated the shells and degraded the hardening.
by OpanaPointer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Monitors
Replies: 29
Views: 2042

Re: Monitors

USN barbettes were routinely armored.
by OpanaPointer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Propulsion less torpedo
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Modern Navy torpedoes clear the launching tube with an air slug. I don't know how far they travel on that impetus.
by OpanaPointer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:34 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?

Byron Angel wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
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
I was thinking of pneumatics, go low-rider on that shit.