Which Navy?

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Which Fleet Will You Play?

The Royal Navy
26
32%
The Kreigsmarine
11
14%
The US Navy
20
25%
Imperial Japanese Navy
14
17%
The Italian Navy
6
7%
The French Navy
4
5%
 
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Postby Jellicoe » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:50 am

Wulf Corbett wrote: I was thinking more of the elaborate multi-level bridge structures of the older battleships & battlecruisers...

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Postby Wulf Corbett » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:58 am

Jellicoe wrote:Like so
Quite so. Kago or Fuso? I mean, I like the look of them, but I can't tell one from another :wink:

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Postby Jellicoe » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:04 am

Wulf Corbett wrote: Quite so. Kago or Fuso? I mean, I like the look of them, but I can't tell one from another :wink:

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Its not really something normal people should be able to do or aspire to (telling on apart from another). Fuso 1933.
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Postby E Nicely » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:11 am

Wulf Corbett wrote:
Lowly Uhlan wrote:You mean those pagodas they have on deck?
I was thinking more of the elaborate multi-level bridge structures of the older battleships & battlecruisers...

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Someone told me the nickname for the Nagato BBs was "The Pagoda" due to that big bridge tower.
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Postby BuShips » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:13 pm

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Alaaaaarrrrmmm!!!! <--- Das Boot (good flick!) :P
Have you seen the 5 hour mini series, a bit longer than the generally released version of the film.

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Postby Kristovich » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:19 pm

Okay so it's Kriegsmarine then :?

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Postby Chernobyl » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:55 pm

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Now thats a beautiful ship... :lol:

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you can see the shells in this picture!
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Postby lastbesthope » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:23 pm

BuShips wrote:
I've been watching my Director's cut, which is basically the west german mini series (no West Germany now though- just Germany) :wink: . Five hours long, with complete re-editing and new sound effects created thoughout. It's a masterpiece. 8)
NEED to get me a copy of that one of these days.

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Postby BuShips » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:26 pm

<wry> Nah Chernobyl, the second photo shows the new intercept system where they fire a projectile straight at an incoming round. The photo shows the Mighty Mo firing a perfectly-aimed intercept at six incoming 16" projectiles. :lol: In the next improved version they just decided to catch the enemy rounds in the barrels, turn them around and send them back. Much more efficient and saves money, too. Those bullets are expensive, you know... :lol: </wry>

Good pics, btw. As a point of trivia, back in the late 70's (yeah, I'm old) I visited the mothballed Mighty Mo and had a photo taken of me sitting on the center barrel of A turret, ala Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove, heh. I didn't even get in trouble, as it was rather high off the deck (I had to shimmy up the barrel from behind). I think it was like 10 feet off of the deck, even though the barrels were only angled upward a bit. :D
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Postby Chernobyl » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:41 pm

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I've also visitied the MIghty Mo, while my ship was stationed at Bremerton. It and the Wisconsin (I think ) were tied up side by side, and you could go up and tour a portion of the starboard side, the surrender deck, and the foreward main deck around turret 1 and 2. There was very limited interior access but some, I think it was the captain's in-port cabin. I'll see if I can dig up some photos...!

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Postby oggie x » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:57 pm

That shells in flight picture is great, I feel sorry for the poor blokes on the recieving end.

Wulf, you are right it is a Fuso Class either the Yashimaro or Fuso (apologies fo the mispelling of the former).

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Postby BuShips » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:38 pm

Chernobyl wrote:I've also visitied the MIghty Mo, while my ship was stationed at Bremerton. It and the Wisconsin (I think ) were tied up side by side, and you could go up and tour a portion of the starboard side, the surrender deck, and the foreward main deck around turret 1 and 2. There was very limited interior access but some, I think it was the captain's in-port cabin. I'll see if I can dig up some photos...!

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The other ship was the New Jersey. It was next to the Essex-class Oriskany when I was there, circa 1976-78 (I'm just not sure of the year). Here is a photo I found on the net, showing the Missouri in 1976. Back in 1954, all four ships were active, and are seen in this photo of BATDIV2 (Battleship Division 2 for those here that aren't naval geeks, lol). Certainly an impressive photo of naval might.

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Postby Chernobyl » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:40 pm

yep, that sure looks like bremerton's boneyard...and a great picture of the whole class. probably the only time it ever happened.

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Postby BuShips » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:54 pm

Chernobyl wrote:yep, that sure looks like bremerton's boneyard...and a great picture of the whole class. probably the only time it ever happened.

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1954 was a good year, heh. Yes, I'm sure it didn't last long.
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Postby DM » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:58 pm

probably about 365 days, give or take.... :D
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Postby BuShips » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:09 pm

DM wrote:probably about 365 days, give or take.... :D
touche' :P
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Postby DM » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:49 pm

sorry, couldn't resist :) (its been one of those days!)
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Postby Aramanthus » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:54 pm

Nice drawing of the Fuso. I thought that was from the Yamoshiro class Battleship. Those are some beautiful shots of the Iowas! Of course I just love tose beauty shots of the classic warships!
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Postby night owl » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:27 pm

Without a carrier, the Germans could have a hard time of it. A 'sunk without ever firing a shot' hard time.

Maybe land based air cover?
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Postby admiral_tee » Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:32 am

Kriegsmarine all the way..

And the discussion about "beautiful" BB's - to me that has to go to the Scharnhorst BB's..

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The Scharn': Ahh, look at the fine lines of the ship. :)
You haven't classed her as a BC have you? Thats a common misinterpretation, and not supported by German literature, mainly incorrectly supported due to her 11" guns being smaller than average.
A BC, by definition, is a ship with the armour of a cruiser and the guns of a battleship. They were for anti cruiser/raider duties. And not meant for 'main gun line' duties.
Scharnhorst and Gneisenau (say the 'G' :wink: ) were armoured like BB's instead..
Anyway, its a sore point for Naval Historians!

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