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Longest Ranged Naval Engagement?
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Harley



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a very detailed run down of everything KGV did on her Far Eastern tour from the book "Battleships at War". Unfortunately I only just started transcribing it and have only just found that my trial version of MS Office expired a matter of hours ago!

Thanks for the information Brad. 30,000 yards sounds a respectable range all things considered. I only used KGV and Warspite as examples. I imagine that the USN got a lot of bombardment practice in during the drive across the Pacific.

Tone, when I finish transcribing the table of KGV's activities I'll send you a copy, or even better, I'll post it here.

Simon
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Beatty



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harley wrote:
I have a very detailed run down of everything KGV did on her Far Eastern tour from the book "Battleships at War". Unfortunately I only just started transcribing it and have only just found that my trial version of MS Office expired a matter of hours ago!

Thanks for the information Brad. 30,000 yards sounds a respectable range all things considered. I only used KGV and Warspite as examples. I imagine that the USN got a lot of bombardment practice in during the drive across the Pacific.

Tone, when I finish transcribing the table of KGV's activities I'll send you a copy, or even better, I'll post it here.

Simon


Hi Simon,

Yes I'd say that the 'slow battleships' at least were quite astute at NGFS although by mid 1945 the 'fast battleships' also became seasoned at it. For the most part, the fast battleships were earmarked for the traditional battleship role and thus most of the time their training regimen was for the anti-ship role. The slow battleships -- while they still did practice for the traditional role -- spent far more training time conducting NGFS training.

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Brad
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Metatron



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beatty wrote:
Harley wrote:
Sorry for dragging this up nearly two months later, but what was the range with the Warspite and the Scharnhorst/Glorious shootings?


Both were about 26,500 yards or so.

Brad


Well, ages old the topic, but here is some info on the issue:

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-006.htm

I think I heard the Scharnhorst range in a documental too.

Ciao
Niels
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