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by Jack B.
Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Canadian Navy
Replies: 10
Views: 5122

Canada had 2 carriers

CVL21 Maggy
CVL22 Bonnie
by Jack B.
Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: JAG TV Series
Replies: 9
Views: 6666

I was a big fan of Jag, and am sorry to see it off the air. Basically the show ended with Mac and Harm getting transfered to posts far away from each other. If I remember Mac was going to California, while Harm was going to Europe. Harm finally told Mac how he felt, and said they should get married,...
by Jack B.
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: What Ship?
Replies: 12
Views: 3692

HMCS Haida 43°16'30.98"N, 79°51'20.56"W
HMCS Sackville 44°39'17.78"N, 63°34'44.92"W
USS Utah 21°22'08.18"N, 157°57'45.24"W
by Jack B.
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Encyclopedia of Warships/AJ Press vol.18+19
Replies: 23
Views: 10435

I have volume 18, and it is a great book. Pictures and drawings are very good. I also have gone out and purchased volumes 33,34 & 35 on German heavy cruisers, along with volumes 22 & 23 on the light cruisers. These are very well done books, and used with other material are valuable. Now I just have ...
by Jack B.
Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11626

I talked to the publisher the other day, and the book is being printed with shipments to the UK and US scheduled for the second half of September.

Jack B.
by Jack B.
Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The Battleship Bismarck. Anatomy of the Ship. By Jack Brower
Replies: 22
Views: 11626

Hello All Yes the book is all most done. I just have a few more drawings to complete. The publisher is working on my drawings and layouts now. I'm not sure when the exact release date will be, but I'm sure it will be out by the end of May. I for one will be very happy when I email the last drawing. ...
by Jack B.
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #3
Replies: 5
Views: 9254

I'll take a guess. The ship is an Independence class of light aircraft carrier. With the Harriers on deck, I am again guessing that it is the ex USS Cabot that was sold to Spain and renamed "Dedalo"
by Jack B.
Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cost of Bismark and Tirpitz
Replies: 12
Views: 7764

Bismarck Design Date

Spring 1934 preliminary discussions started from that date until May 1935, the Construction off developed several sketches for Bismarck. On May 9, 1935, Raeder determined that 38cm guns were to be used. Until then the Construction office was looking at 33 or 35cm guns. The propulsion was still not s...
by Jack B.
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 74578

The Bismarck was finished the minute she (or he) left the safety of the Bergen fjords after being photographed. The British were determined to sink the Bismarck no matter what it took. If the Bismarck would have made France, they would have got her (he) there. In the Baron's book page 223 (mine copy...
by Jack B.
Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 11723

This is very interesting. The man in the picture looks to be cutting an 4" or 100mm armour plate. I believe that the steel beams in the back are deck support beams, which would mean he is cutting the belt armour and the ship has about a 25 to 35 deg list. He is wearing a standard forage cap. The uni...
by Jack B.
Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 11723

He is cutting an armour plate on a sunken ship. Could it be Tirpitz?
by Jack B.
Sun Nov 14, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile flying altitude
Replies: 12
Views: 7147

Not much to do with naval guns, but I just had to post this info on this German gun The Paris Gun - properly called the Kaiser Wilhelm Geschutz - was so-named for its sole purpose of shelling Paris from extreme distances starting from March 1918. A behemoth, the Paris Gun - regarded by many as the a...