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  Topic: Ooh it's quiet here
HMSWarapite

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:27 am   Subject: Ooh it's quiet here
Is there anyone there? I do hope this isn't moribund... I found it a useful forum a while back...
  Topic: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
HMSWarapite

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 2:44 am   Subject: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
It is quite normal for ships to get the scale wrong at high range initially: mistaking CLs for DD or (from the air) CLs for BB, tankers for carriers etc. I agree that this was not a big deal. GS was s ...
  Topic: Gordon on Dreyer v. Pollen...
HMSWarapite

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 4:46 pm   Subject: Gordon on Dreyer v. Pollen...

So whether or not I accept Gordon's depiction of the R.N. monolith and its
resistance to progress, I do not accept that Beatty was the answer.

bargami

Fully agree with you. I think the failur ...
  Topic: Gordon on Dreyer v. Pollen...
HMSWarapite

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 4:42 pm   Subject: Gordon on Dreyer v. Pollen...
HMSWarapite... I fully agree.

Now, we only need an HMSIronCuke to achieve a quorum! :)

One thing I like to point out is that the comparative success of the Germans was achieved by a system that ...
  Topic: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
HMSWarapite

Replies: 25
Views: 39194

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 4:38 pm   Subject: Usefulness of Pre-Dreadnoughts?
Graf Spee was scuttled because the Captain thought that HMS Renown was in the area. That would have been a good fight. Both had thin armour, same amount of heavy guns and while Renown had 15in gun ...
  Topic: Gordon on Dreyer v. Pollen...
HMSWarapite

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:54 pm   Subject: Gordon on Dreyer v. Pollen...
It always stirkes me as funny that the Dreyer/Pollen debate rages on, given the general worse director control on the HSF and the higher hit rate than most RN ships. Also the spread of hit rates actro ...
 
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