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  Topic: Norm Koger's Jutland
GerritJ9

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:04 am   Subject: Norm Koger's Jutland
Further to the above- "Goeben" received a refit in the summer of 1917- obviously an in-water refit because of the lack of a suitable dock. Presumably the elevation of the main guns was increased at th ...
  Topic: Norm Koger's Jutland
GerritJ9

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:15 am   Subject: Norm Koger's Jutland
When "Goeben" first encountered "Imperatritsa Mariya" on Jan 8th 1916 it quickly became clear that the Russian dreadnought considerably outranged her. "Mariya" was able to open fire at well over 20,00 ...
  Topic: Norm Koger's Jutland
GerritJ9

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:02 pm   Subject: Norm Koger's Jutland
The "13.5" and "16" refer to the guns' maximum elevation angle in degrees, NOT the gun calibre. You're not the only one to make this assumption- I made exactly the same mistake myself initially.
Orig ...
  Topic: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
GerritJ9

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:50 pm   Subject: "Furious" or "Spurious?"
"Refit" and "Repair" were "Renown" and "Repulse" (or vice versa)
"Courageous"- "Outrageous"
"Glorious"- "Uproarious"
"Furious"- "Curious" or "Spurious"; I've seen both used for "Furious".
  Topic: Mackensen class Battlecruisers
GerritJ9

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:22 pm   Subject: Mackensen class Battlecruisers
Historically, the "Mackensen" or her sisters being at Jutland in 1916 simply was not on the cards at all...... but it is fair to say that "Bayern" missed taking part by only a few days. According to M ...
 
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