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by marcelo_malara
Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: About Jutland: a book?
Replies: 7
Views: 5952

The book is available free online at http://webpages.charter.net/abacus/news/jutland/
I know that reading for the computer is a heavy task, so if not try http://www.bookfinder.com for a used copy.
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

In fact the shell was from Lutzow and was not APC but SAP (German equivalent to CPC). As described by Campbell, the shell pierced the roof and burst inside, killing the gun house crew. Before falling dead, one of them sent the loading cage with the only cordite charge present to the working chamber,...
by marcelo_malara
Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

I strongly recomend you to read Campbell´s Jutland. You will have all the answers there. As posted previously, Campbell describes how the Germans propellant charges were put on fire too, without exploding, and how others British dreadnoughts were close to explode for the same reason. He says too tha...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 31459

I agree with both. The winner of a battle is he who achieves his goals. The German´s goal was to destroy a significant part of the British fleet. In this they failed. The British´s was to maintain the blockade, which they succeded. This notwithstanding the looses, which were undenibly far heavier to...
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

Ulrich:
Which is the exact translation of:
Linienschiffe
Schlachtschiffe
Panzerschiff
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

Of course!!! The cordite had by then a long history of accidentals explosions in warships. It reacted violently when burned in confined spaces, instead of burning slowly like the German RPC propellant.
by marcelo_malara
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

Karl: According to Campbell´s Jutland, there were no cases of shells piercing the horizontal armour and reaching magazines or machinery in either British or German battlecruisers. What there was, were shells penetrating turret armour (partially or totally) and starting propellant fires from charges ...
by marcelo_malara
Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:05 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

I agree with points 1 to 4 and 7. 5) In Jutland engaging other battlecruisers was parcially justified: they outnumbered the Germans BC and they have the support of the 5th Battlesquadron with their 15" guns. 6) After WWI, the Washington and London Conferences dictated that capital ships with less th...
by marcelo_malara
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Big mast´s clock
Replies: 8
Views: 4265

I understand that the clock shows the range to the enemy in thousands of yards plus 10000. If the clock shows 5 means 5000 yards plus 10000= 15000 yards.
by marcelo_malara
Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 10055

Ok guys, now I have a clue. I was yesterday reading Campbell´s Jutland, and in a paragraph he says that a pump was downloaded into a boiler room thru the cut funnel´s armour grating. Is it posible that the same procedure is employed to take to the boiler room and machinery room (which is inmediately...
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 10055

I refer not to a reparation, but to an upgrade of the machinery, meaning complete change of boilers and turbines.
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

To illustrate my point I have prepared a comparative of all the battleships and battlecruisers built by the UK between 1905 and 1915. (Sorry for table but I don´t know how to make it look better here). Year.Type.Class.............Displ.....LOA.......HP...Speed..Mach. Armour ............................
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Cameron it´s too political correct
Replies: 15
Views: 9577

Karl, I agree with you. I have heard too the term carrier translated as cargo ship, its terrible. That is why I quit buying spanish-translated books, buying instead English-written ones (thank you Amazon for coming to rescue us).
by marcelo_malara
Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 12334

Karl, in my opinion: 1. An idea of Lord Fisher to outgun smaller ships and outrun bigger ships. Right. 2. A ship that is lighter and faster than a battleship (dreadnaught?) Yes, but carrying the same calibre main armament. 3. A ship that can serve as scout of a fleet. Example of it was the use of th...
by marcelo_malara
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 10055

Machinery replacement

Anybody knows how the boilers and machinery are changed in a battleship, I mean, is the ship cut open to change them?

Explanations and photos (if available) are welcomed.

Thanks in advance.