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by turlock
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs Renown and repulse
Replies: 14
Views: 8795

These scenarios mostly assume a straight up technical matchup, but many factors would influence the outcome. Weather, sea state, visibility and the determination of the commanders would all play vital roles. The German war logs for their action with Renown off Norway show that they were very impress...
by turlock
Fri May 27, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 150mm High Seas Fleet Shell Case
Replies: 0
Views: 1612

150mm High Seas Fleet Shell Case

I recently picked up a 1916 Gewehr 98 rifle in a Maryland gun shop. A friend works there and he pointed out a brass 5.9 inch shell case stamped 1918, which we both figure most likely came from Frankfurt or Ostfriesland, since both of them went to the U.S. as reparations. No price had been set on it ...
by turlock
Wed May 25, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 56971

longest distance for gunfire hit

Great post Alfonso! I've argued the point for years that the German 11 outranged almost anything else out there, to general disbelief.
by turlock
Wed May 25, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs. R or Queen Elizabeth class
Replies: 3
Views: 3271

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs. R or Queen Elizabeth class

Tiornu, that would have been Kurt Caesar Hoffmann of Scharnhorst, who earned the rebuke from Lutjens. Hoffmann is another favorite of mine.
by turlock
Sun May 22, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs. R or Queen Elizabeth class
Replies: 3
Views: 3271

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs. R or Queen Elizabeth class

If memory serves me correctly, during the course of Operation Berlin, Salmon and Gluckstien, which you folks seem to call "the twins", encountered Malaya and Ramillies on seperate occasions. Both times Lutjens obeyed his standing order to avoid action with Capital ships and sped off. Assume then tha...
by turlock
Sat May 07, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: SONAR in the ship
Replies: 59
Views: 19574

I read of hydrophones in Prinz Eugen many years ago, but have never been able to confirm it. As for having them in Bismarck, I'd not heard of that, but it wouldn't surprise me. Tirpitz carried some "scare" depth charges. Actual SONAR in a Capital ship is not something I've ever read of.
by turlock
Sat May 07, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst vs. USS Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 5485

Scharnhorst for me. To even things up let's use a daylight scenario with good visibility. Neither Alaska or Guam was capable of 33 knots as a seagoing speed. 31 was their normal maximum under good conditions. Furthermore, the Alaska's had NO underwater protection...no torpedo bulkhead or blisters, a...
by turlock
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Tracking Down a 38cm gun
Replies: 1
Views: 1921

I've seen photos of a 38cm on temporary display in Denmark for some exposition about thirty years ago, along with a shell.
by turlock
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Longest Gunfire Hit
Replies: 48
Views: 56971

longest gunnery hit

Hi folks, A couple other engagements to look into are the Battle of the Kormandorski Islands, Java Sea, Sunda Strait, and Samar. Oldendorff's battle line opened at 26,000 at Suragao Strait as I recall. Kongo shot very well at Samar. Aerial spotted gunnery practice in the early '30's, I believe by Pe...
by turlock
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Myths
Replies: 179
Views: 40278

myths

Bismarck herself is a myth. The legend was made by the crew.