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by culverin
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned
Replies: 4
Views: 7535

Re: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned

After WW2 the sunk Italian treaty cruiser R.N. Trieste was raised, righted and towed to Spain.
The plan was to convert her to a 'carrier'.
Needless to say this shortsighted plan went nowhere and the ex Trieste was subsequently scrapped in the mid 1950's.
Does anyone have details on this scheme.
by culverin
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: HMS WARSPITE! Centenary.
Replies: 1
Views: 8044

Re: HMS WARSPITE! Centenary.

The legend, HMS Warspite actually began on 31 Oct 1912, the date she was laid down on No 3 slip Devonport Dockyard, Devonshire, England. Of the 1912 / 1913 programme she was indeed launched on 26 Nov 1913 by Mrs Austin Chamberlain. Completed for trials 8 Mar 1915, commissioned at Devonport that 5 Ap...
by culverin
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: IJNS Kirishima Damage & Loss Analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 9205


Has any further research been done on this wreck since the original prognosis by R. Lundgren, many have submitted observations on forums, but has any definitive conclusion been established and published. Do their shipwrecks have any appeal to the Japanese themselves. There has always been the debate...
by culverin
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hood´s boilers and turbines
Replies: 3
Views: 2343

Re: Hood´s boilers and turbines

Karl, your observation re condenseritis in Hood was by no means unique to her. This malaise, which was not fully understood, manifested itself to a huge degree in the Great war. Form 1914, virtually every Grand Fleet battleship up to the Queen Elizabeths, was afflicted, the work needed to be done in...
by culverin
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Death penalty
Replies: 22
Views: 12545

Re: Death penalty

Paul, i do not know where you live on this rock of ours, but the death penalty DOES still apply in the UK for certain crimes against the state. When 1 of these individuals involved in the Woolwich death was spouting off, it has been suggested his words, which were recorded, amount to treason. Treaso...
by culverin
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck. 1815-1898
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

Re: Bismarck. 1815-1898

6th June 2013. Announcement made that the 9th and penultimate US JHSV will be named USNS Bismarck JHSV-9 Build awarded to Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama. Original contract awarded 24th Feb 2012. Original intended name Sacrifice, prior to transfer from army to navy. Bismarck is the capital city of North...
by culverin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Swiftsure & Triumph
Replies: 4
Views: 9921

Re: Swiftsure & Triumph

Certainly a right pair of misfits. Wonder what the crews opinions were. With a further later Chilean acquisition for the RN, the Almirante Latorre in Sept 1914, i have always been mystified why she should be named Canada. The RN already had a battleship named to honour that Country. She was the Domi...
by culverin
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?
Replies: 134
Views: 45644

Re: Best WW2 heavy cruiser = Prinz Eugen ?

The 13 ships of the RN & RAN collectively known as the County classes have my vote. 3 losses, all in 1942 in Eastern waters, with arduous service Worldwide firmly places these well armed, seaworthy ships at the top of the pile. Only in recent years have their true worth come to be accepted. With the...
by culverin
Tue May 14, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck. 1815-1898
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

Bismarck. 1815-1898

We tend to forget the man himself and in whose honour this ship was named. But not only this ship, but others, towns, places and the like. There appear to be hundreds of Bismarcks, past and current, Worldwide. Maybe our members could contribute some, family connections, a street, bridge or a hotel m...
by culverin
Fri May 03, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: USN nuclear powered surface units
Replies: 4
Views: 8599

Re: USN nuclear powered surface units

Good 2nd link you have there lwd which seems to have been updated too. 1st appears defunct. It has long intrigued me why the name Long Beach, CGN 9 was selected for the 1st US nuclear cruiser especially as it is a name with no previous naval history. US cruisers had traditionally been named to honou...
by culverin
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and the Brandenburgers
Replies: 8
Views: 2366

Re: Bismarck and the Brandenburgers

Sorry gents, but this thread has left me sorely disappointed and somewhat bemused. Could you stop talking in riddles. When a warship is lost, there are 2 distinct groups of individuals onboard. Her crew. Her non crew. Both however are always included in the total of all those either killed in action...
by culverin
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zulu Time
Replies: 9
Views: 7323

Re: Zulu Time

Rorkes Drift, or any drift, no Paul. Zulu Time is good old fashioned GMT. Greenwich Mean Time. Or at least it was until all this time malarky was amended a few years ago. UTC blah blah... GMT itself becomes confusing when the UK itself, with the 0 degree longitude at Greenwich, amongst a thousand an...
by culverin
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Falklands War - actual attack on HMS Andromeda
Replies: 5
Views: 11564

Re: Falklands War - actual attack on HMS Andromeda

Why do you think that strange then Larry. Maybe you need to look a little deeper. A man of such standing and intellect. But then wafoos are a law unto themselves. Or so they (you) think. I have looked at your blogs and see very little of significance. Or interest. Should you have issues with others ...
by culverin
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A chance to be a figure in history...
Replies: 10
Views: 9120

Re: A chance to be a figure in history...

Bye bye. Made your will yet Steffen. What are you trying to achieve incidentally. Relieve the earth of its burgeoning population. They, yes they, always say there are 2 certainties in life. Death and taxes. Suppose you may avoid the latter, but rather drastic don't you think. Look forward to your po...
by culverin
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: The LCS - 21st century "battlecruiser"??
Replies: 2
Views: 6509

Re: The LCS - 21st century "battlecruiser"??

Norman P's views should be respected. But paulc, please do do draw any comparisons between the LCS and the 'battlecruiser'. That is downright ludicrouus and shortsighted. Plus most crucially you are 110 years adrift. Man has even been to the Moon since. Apparently. I should also remind you that the ...