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by miro777
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battleship Top Ten
Replies: 626
Views: 110757

Re: Battleship Top Ten

bonjour people.... this would be my personal top tens... II. The Six Most Beautiful WWII Battleships & Battlecruisers (descending order): 1. Scharnhorst Class 2. Hood Class 3. Bismarck Class 4. Littorio Class 5. Repulse Class 6. South Dakota Class The ugliest Battleship of all time: 1. HMS Rodney an...
by miro777
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Single events in Kriegsmarine history
Replies: 38
Views: 11619

hey sorry for not reading the whole thread... but i think to assess the most important single event in the naval history of the Kriegsmarine, you have to clearly make perimetres. is it the success? is it the significance? i think the sinking of HMS Hood by Bismarck is the most well known. U-47 is si...
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hood vs. Scharnhorst
Replies: 29
Views: 13034

hey...
i agree...
and i think u mean the USS. Arizona...
which was made into a memorial at Pearl...

i could be wrong as i think the USS Utha was also made into one...but i think the Arizona is the famous one...


adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battle of The River Plate: Round 2
Replies: 34
Views: 13158

hey.... yes, thats wat i meant.... thats why it would have been much better for Graf Spee to be heading to argentinia.... anyhow, we cannot change history now... and afterwards everyone knows better than the person who did the mistake.... so lets stop judging Langstorff and leave it like that.... ad...
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battle of The River Plate: Round 2
Replies: 34
Views: 13158

hey...
ok....yet...lets say a British ship would have been in some sort of similar situation...
i have my great doubts, that Uruguay would have send the British ship out to sea, unfinished...


adios
miro

ps: its my german point of view...sry
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Strategical WW 2 naval scenario
Replies: 13
Views: 4772

hey... yes the war at land was surely won by the production force, especially in the soviet union....(100-1 tank ratio) yet on the seas...the power was unbalanced for the Germans Fleet Command was expecting the war much later... it would have been very interesting to see, how the war would have turn...
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Knights Cross
Replies: 20
Views: 5459

hey....
yes good point...
and yes, we will never know....
it is actually really depressing to read about how the submarine war turned literally 180 degrees in favor of the British :wink:

adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau vs Renown and repulse
Replies: 14
Views: 8727

hey....
yes but wat if there are renown AND repulse....
then the British would have an advantage....



adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What if Hood hadn't blown up?
Replies: 172
Views: 38471

hey....
very interesting posts....

to the first point i can just say...
as i read that Hood and PoW were strictly prohibited to send radio messages....

yet i know understand why the cruiser was not suppose to engage...
adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most successful and most unsuccessful Warships
Replies: 150
Views: 88489

hey....
as i think u are interested in Hilfkreuzer n all....
how would u assess the success of the surface riders (including armed cruisers, and pocketbattleships) in WW1 compared to WW 2???


which ships were outstanding?
i do believe Penguin had the highest tonnage sinking??

adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: WW1 Invincible/ Inflexible vs. WW2 Scharnhorst/Gneisenau
Replies: 43
Views: 14237

hey...
if that is really true...
then hahaha that is funny....
hmm shooting at their own allies....
tstststs

adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Battle of The River Plate: Round 2
Replies: 34
Views: 13158

hey.... yes it is a sad thing that the Graf Spee did sink... and i cannot understand the unfairness of the Uruguaian government... but that happens to neutral states... except switzerland, i believe all so called neutral states, actually did favor one or the other government (axis or allies) sweden ...
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Clash of the Titans
Replies: 17
Views: 5707

hey....
u all know about the French Surcouf class...
what if they improved and developed the sub even more...
so her hull would be resistend to shells and her guns would be improved to 11 in...
wouldnt that be a diving BB??
haha

adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Dunkerque vs. Scharnhorst
Replies: 31
Views: 11720

hey....
what do u mean by that?

adios
miro
by miro777
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Hood vs. Scharnhorst
Replies: 29
Views: 13034

hey.... no, that wouldn't be a nice thing... to drive over the last remains of such a proud battleship... in which so many people died.... ships that sink, should always be kept where they sank... ships in museums and all....they are just in the wrong place... they should be in the water....where th...