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by Jack B.
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: German Destroyers WWII by Whitley
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: German Destroyers WWII by Whitley

I am going by memory, but I believe the second edition has more pictures and drawings than the first. I know at the time I received the second edition, I was very happy.
by Jack B.
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: German Destroyers WWII by Whitley
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: German Destroyers WWII by Whitley

I have both books

The second edition book is 223 pages ISBN 1-55750-302-8. It is 25 cm x 25cm which is the same size as some of his other books. The first one, which I have packed away in a box some where is your normal book size.
by Jack B.
Wed May 20, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst ammo hoists for 105mm's.
Replies: 30
Views: 8045

Re: Scharnhorst ammo hoists for 105mm's.

According to Koop the 10.5cm magazines are shown on plan 04 item 65 Plan 04 is of Zwischendeck, and Oberes Plattformdeck which is where the item 65 are shown the aft 10.5 magazine is midships in compartment V frame 60. The forward magazines are port and starboard compartment 13 I’m not sure the ammo...
by Jack B.
Thu May 14, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst ammo hoists for 105mm's.
Replies: 30
Views: 8045

Re: Scharnhorst ammo hoists for 105mm's.

Marcelo That last picture you posted is of Gneisenau. rtwpsom, the photo you have of the 10.5 amo hoist I have several books that list that picture from the Prinz Eugen. The amo hoist for the midship 15cm guns and 10.5cm guns was not a direct lift. The magazine for the midship 10.5cm amo was in comp...
by Jack B.
Thu May 14, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Scharnhorst ammo hoists for 105mm's.
Replies: 30
Views: 8045

Re: Scharnhorst ammo hoists for 105mm's.

The rectangles are fresh air intakes for the boiler rooms. The circles I am guessing are the various exhaust uptakes from diesel generators galley stoves and such. These run to the top of the funnel ring.
by Jack B.
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Musashi Wreck Found?
Replies: 28
Views: 36024

Re: Musashi Wreck Found?

If anyone has not seen what can happen to a capsizing warship, have a look at this. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7009975008653689943 When the Barham first explodes a rather large chunk goes flying off to the right. Watch the video and stop it from time to time. It is amazing that anyone s...
by Jack B.
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #13
Replies: 8
Views: 8901

Re: Photo Quiz #13

Okay here goes with a guess S.S. Meteor or the S.S. Bay State. When looking at the bridge, my guess is the S.S. Bay State Nineteen whaleback steamers, one passenger vessel, and 23 consorts were built by McDougall between 1889 and 1898. Check this out http://books.google.ca/books?id=snP9T7QYs1oC&pg=P...
by Jack B.
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #13
Replies: 8
Views: 8901

Re: Photo Quiz #13

Its one of the whaleback boats built for the great lakes. Not sure which one. Google is not helping.
by Jack B.
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Beached, High and Very Dry
Replies: 3
Views: 3996

Re: Bismarck Beached, High and Very Dry

I believe that is the LLS-1 or Land Locked Ship 1 or USS Desert Ship. Not much info on it, and only a few pictures. Pretty neat though.
by Jack B.
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Admiral Graf Spee Salvage
Replies: 6
Views: 5486

Re: Admiral Graf Spee Salvage

The Graf Spee would be no more difficult to raise than the USS Maine was. Build a coffer dam around the ship and pump out the water. Having said that, there is no one that would do it in this current global economy. There would have to be some sort of payback before anyone would even touch that sort...
by Jack B.
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photos of ships sinking
Replies: 59
Views: 79977

Fishing ship Vlad heading for the bottom

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by Jack B.
Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photos of ships sinking
Replies: 59
Views: 79977

Last 3 pictures are of the SS America/Australis which ran aground after her tow line broke.
by Jack B.
Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 34969

I'll give it a try. The first picture shows a station with round handrails. I believe this is the after HA rangefinder station. The boxes by it are the ready use amo lockers for the 2cm guns. The second picture looks like some deck grating that allowed access to the boats above the aircraft hanger, ...
by Jack B.
Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Book - Kriegsmarine At War
Replies: 1
Views: 2231

Not really a review, but here is the low down. Kreigsmarine at War by Trojca/Szewczyk ISBN 83-60041-07-5 Hard cover 208 pages Pages 5 - 21: 24 pictures Bismarck Class Pages 25 - 56: 75 pictures Scharnhorst Class Pages 57 - 82: 48 pictures Admiral Hipper Class Pages 83 - 129: 101 pictures Deutschland...
by Jack B.
Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Hull Construction Specifications Bismarck/Tirpitz
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Just got a copy today. Looks like a fine book, but it is going to take some time to extract the information. My German is getting better, but the text is all in the real fancy script