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  Topic: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 19
Views: 30504

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:33 am   Subject: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
Hi Bargami,

I agree with your second paragraph but I'm not so sure about:

However, I wonder whether Fisher's ideas of the battlecruisers spearheading global flying squadrons was rooted in an er ...
  Topic: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 19
Views: 30504

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 4:24 pm   Subject: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
I never did find the reference I refered to earlier in this topic but I did find this on google books regarding the the 2006 Osprey book British Battlecruisers by Lawrence Burr.

If the link doesn' ...
  Topic: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 19
Views: 30504

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:33 pm   Subject: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
I tried posting last night but something failed on me and I lost what I had written - so second attempt.

I have been trying to track down the article I mentioned but so far without success. I said ...
  Topic: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 19
Views: 30504

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:07 pm   Subject: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
Hi Bagami

I think you are right to be skeptical. A few years ago I read a short article in something like Warship or another journal and possibly written by Andrew Lambert (ah I should note these ...
  Topic: ...do a few feet matter???
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 10
Views: 11422

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:30 pm   Subject: ...do a few feet matter???
Fisher certainly used deception a fair amount in his career, but I think its best to be cautious about attributing his moves to a grand vision designed to wrongfoot his overseas enemies. More often i ...
  Topic: ...in lieu of Beatty...who?
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 8
Views: 9474

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:51 pm   Subject: ...in lieu of Beatty...who?
Hi Bargami

With the qualified exception of the CinC I don't think the RN higher command structure at Jutland put in a particularly good performance at all. Beatty's performance was poor. The LC s ...
  Topic: Jutland Fiction
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 8
Views: 10740

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:54 pm   Subject: Jutland Fiction
I agree Fawcett and Hooper is a very good eyewitness source and one which has been extensively used in the historiography of the battle.

Sloops not only carried fewer guns than your avarage friga ...
  Topic: Jutland Fiction
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 8
Views: 10740

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:34 pm   Subject: Jutland Fiction
No - cutting out 120 SOL with a sloop, that sort of thing. No!

The Cruel Sea - yes.

Like I said - I'm not often tempted.
  Topic: Jutland Fiction
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 8
Views: 10740

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:03 pm   Subject: Jutland Fiction
Jutland Fiction

It is not often that I am tempted to read naval fiction and I havenít previously read any Battle of Jutland related fiction. But I have just finished reading Alexander Fullertonís ...
  Topic: Website reviewed in Warship 2007
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 3
Views: 8779

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:40 pm   Subject: Website reviewed in Warship 2007
I trust it is a suitably postive reflection of the work you have put into this site, and into this field Tone. If so it is well deserved.

Adrian
  Topic: The skuttling at Jutland
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 6
Views: 16509

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:04 am   Subject: The skuttling at Jutland
I am pleased to hear of someone else enjoying Jutland to Junkyard. I found the story of the salvage operations and the technical details a fascinating postscript to the High Seas Fleet story.

Nice ...
  Topic: Poor quality crews
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 8
Views: 11209

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:46 pm   Subject: Poor quality crews
Hi Chaps

I'm surprised that it is the Lion's crew quality that Hugh Lyon is calling into question. If it were the Tiger I would not be suprised. I have certainly read in more than one source (I t ...
  Topic: The Royal Navy and the Tactics of Decisive Battle, 1912-1916
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 6
Views: 6911

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:49 pm   Subject: The Royal Navy and the Tactics of Decisive Battle, 1912-1916
Splendid - a Sumida article.

I haven't had time to read it all yet but one thing that did strike me quite quickly was the torpedo ranges and capabilities quoted. The ranges and speeds 'feel' more ...
  Topic: Longest Ranged Naval Engagement?
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 17
Views: 39395

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:50 pm   Subject: Longest Ranged Naval Engagement?
Please accept my apology - if I'd known you had written the article I would have rated it trustworthy! Glad the Cunningham ref was useful.
  Topic: Longest Ranged Naval Engagement?
Adrian Dobb

Replies: 17
Views: 39395

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:03 pm   Subject: Longest Ranged Naval Engagement?
Crutchley

If you want to trust it Simon wikipedia has him being posted to Devonport after the Norwegian campaign.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Alexander_Charles_Crutchley

Wikipedia i ...
 
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