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by dunmunro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 'QE' and 'R'class ships
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: 'QE' and 'R'class ships

Gentlemen, Yet another couple of questions for you I'm afraid! i was looking up the QE and R class ships and cannot really understand why the 'R's' were built except possibly in an effort to save some money as they were smaller and slower than the ships they went before them and seemed inferior to ...
by dunmunro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4560

Re: Updating the KGV class

Fellow Contributors, 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. I also point again to the marked changes incorporated in Va...
by dunmunro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4560

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 In his Design and Construction of British Warships f...
by dunmunro
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Propulsion less torpedo
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Propulsion less torpedo

Hi guys. According to this https://wiki.wargaming.net/ru/Navy:%D0%9C%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B0?fbclid=IwAR3PDYKA6BpwmlVJNvW0IkrdY0gEprRJB9R8spMWeD7RG2C7f89ppY2Rf8k the Russians and Americans used a torpedo without propulsion, it was launche...
by dunmunro
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4560

Re: Updating the KGV class

This is from RA Burt: On her preliminary trials (2 December 1940), Constructor H. S. Pengelly said of her general seaworthiness: During full power trials (at 28 knots*) the ship was dry except for broken water over the bow which was well cleared by the breakwaters. The fairing at the fore end of the...
by dunmunro
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4560

Re: Updating the KGV class

Here's KGV in 1941, during her visit to the USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP_nE1cJv7k She met severe weather on her voyage and as you can see she was actually pretty dry forward. This is from later in the war: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoM4SjBceEg and here she is forcing her way through...
by dunmunro
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4560

Re: Updating the KGV class

Gentlemen, Re the quad mounts on the KG's. i'm afraid I may be about to display my lack of knowledge of the technical bits here, but was the problem with the 14" gun and its loading procedure that was the problem or was it with the difficulty of squeezing 4 guns into one turret (or both)? i have al...
by dunmunro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Updating the KGV class
Replies: 77
Views: 4560

Re: Updating the KGV class

Gentlemen, Once again,many thanks for all your valuable input, I do see Wadinga's point about two quad turrets making the ship 'nose heavy' although I understand (rightly or wrongly) that the class were regarded as being quite 'wet' ships in the bow. Re the 14" v 15 or 16", i may have got the wrong...
by dunmunro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 18335

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

Hello, to Mr,Jurens writing: ' Basically, aside from the rather poorly drawn and incomplete track chart of Prinz Eugen, what we really have is a collection of anecdotal comments, a few snips of (probably heavily edited) film, and a few photographs which hardly can be considered more than 'snapshots...
by dunmunro
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: British Type 284 gunnery radar
Replies: 18
Views: 14138

Re: British Type 284 gunnery radar

Not really a reply, but some questions, connected to British Type 284 radar (of 1941). Mr Saxton may know, I hope I have been researching a rare Type 287 shore radar, installed in a brick tower at Harwich, England, and used for guiding the remote detonation of British mines shielding the harbour en...
by dunmunro
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 18335

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

Hello, I repeat that it is not worth continuing this debate. To Mr.Jurens writing: 'the photo can be 'interpreted' so as to support almost any pre-determined theory or, conversely, almost any theory can be successfully generated from the photograph.' My point is simply that there is no other theory...
by dunmunro
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Season's Greetings!

Season Greetings to everyone!

Despite the sometimes acrimony, I do wish everyone here season's greetings and a merry and successful new year.
by dunmunro
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 18335

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

Here's a 3D model of Bismarck: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/bismarck-8242957863514a67ac484aea5589506b The position of Anton turret to the twin stanchions (bollards) on the starboard side abreast Anton are key to interpreting the turret's training. We can see from the 3D model that the 38cm barrel...
by dunmunro
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 18335

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

It appears in the photo under discussion that, while Bismarck is engaging a target off her port bow with three of her main battery turrets, turret Anton remains trained fore and aft. Is it perhaps possible that turret Anton was being held silent to avoid shock of gunfire from stressing her forward ...
by dunmunro
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: WWII armor vs modern weapons
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: WWII armor vs modern weapons

gents, sorry of the question has already been discussed, but I wonder about the ability of WWII armor to protect a ship from the impact of an antiship missile. What would happen if an old style cruiser, such as ARA General Belgrano (former USS Phoenix, BROOKLYN class) is hit by an Exocet ? Best reg...