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  1. Continued from here: A further expanded list of Warships and other naval assets from WWII and prior, still active, with some very surprising examples and intriguing stories. Compiled by historian and author Dr. Mark Felton
  2. An interesting watch. I'm subbed to this channel, it has some very interesting historical content as a whole.
  3. HMS Dragon was to have a interesting life and bar the Russian revolution and the day she met her fate a generally "Lucky" ship for her crews. A brief timeline of HMS Dragon's life is set out below:. 1918 The recently commissioned HMS Dragon (10th August) is credited with firing the last Naval shots of WW1 on the 9th of November 1918 when it engaged seaplanes off the German coast. The person credited with firing them was South African Maurice Green. 1919 17th October HMS Dragon defended the free states of Latvia and Estonia with shellfire against both advancing German Freikorps and Bolshevik forces but suffered 9 killed and 5 wounded when she was hit by three shells from a shore battery. 1933 30th May Noel Coward the well-known playwright, composer, director, actor and singer having arrived at Bermuda on the 28th on SS Roma blags his way on board HMS Dragon commanded by Captain Philip Louis Vian (of Altmark incident fame) whose first words on his discovery were “What the h*** are you doing on board this ship?” but after having some gin in the Captain’s cabin Coward was allowed to stay for a cruise on the ship ending on the Pacific side of the Panama canal. HMS Dragon then headed out into the Pacific for the China Station. 1934 13th August HMS Dragon rammed and sunk the small fuel ship SS Maplebranch in Montreal Harbour Her Captain Frederic Wake-Walker (known for later for Dunkirk, Sinking of the Bismarck and D Day) was found to be liable for the sinking. 1935 16th August my cousin, once removed, Wilfred joined the ship in Chatham as a Marine Gunner joining the Royal Marine crew of about 50. The ship sailed for the Bermuda Station. In December Wilfred Crossed the Line (Equator) for the first time becoming a "Trusty Shell Back" This was a southern summer cruise going as far South as the Argentine Capital Buenos Aires. 1936 25th October HMS Dragon unsuccessfully tried to tow the large Republican Spanish cruise liner the Cristobal Colon off a reef north of Bermuda - the wreck remains on the reef to this day. The crew of the Cristobal Colon both men and women were all killed on their return to Spain. 1937 June Wilfred my Cousin, once removed, left HMS Dragon and briefly joined HMS Diomede another D Class before joining HMS Ajax a Leander Class Light Cruiser a ship he was to serve on into the second world war and the Battle of the River Plate. In WW2 Dragon was considered a lucky ship by her Commonwealth crew in British service (many in the crew were South Africans). Her only damage was 37 splinter holes and a dead canary from shore battery fire at Dakar by Vichy French forces in September 1940 where she assisted in sinking a Vichy submarine. (Wilfred coincidently by that time was a Sergeant in 101st Royal Marine Battalion and was on a landing ship at Dakar with a map of the Vichy artillery positions awaiting a order to disembark which never came. His first assault landing would be at Dieppe with 40 Commando) . 1941 HMS Dragon then transferred to the Far East and despite being the last naval ship to leave Singapore before it fell in late 1941 and being under regular Japanese air attack in and around the Java sea and the other UK and Dutch naval bases in the area in 1942. HMS Dragon due mostly to engine trouble was to miss all of the major surface engagements with the Japanese which sent most of her ABDA naval compatriots to the bottom of the sea. 1943 after a slow return from the Far East via Southern Africa on 15th January HMS Dragon was modernised in the UK and handed over to the Polish Navy and renamed ORP Dragon. Although the name remained the same the word Dragon in Polish relates more closely to the Dragoon type soldier. 6th of June 1944 ORP Dragon successfully engaged and silenced shore batteries during D Day landings off Sword Beach. July 1944 a month later just off the D Day Sward Beach ORP Dragon was about to bombard strong points inland around the city of Caen to support a new offensive when she was hit by a manned German torpedo killing 26 Polish Sailors, though it did not sink the ship, she was considered beyond economic repair. Shortly after this ORP Dragon was scuttled as a Mulberry "B" Harbour blockship.
  4. KARDS - Gioco di carte della seconda guerra mondiale. ('' Appeared '' presso WOT-GENERALS.) I generali dei wot mi sono piaciuti moltissimo, peccato che non l'abbiano tenuto o aggiunto come parte della trilogia wg. Ma hey, se ti è piaciuto quel gioco, anche questo potrebbe farlo anche se è in fase alpha. Puoi giocare a vapore con un codice che ti invierà via e-mail, ha inviato un'applicazione dal suo sito ufficiale; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Qui hai una guida di base sul gioco; https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Discord Channel; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Alcuni video da youtube;
  5. Hello everyone. I've come to ask about the 15 Inch (38cm) SK C/34 Naval Guns that Germany made in the mid- 1930's. - A typical average ingame is that the traverse speed of turrets seem to stay put on about 2o a second, but the german 15 inch guns were electrically powered and could have a traverse speed of 5.4o per second. - The 15 inch SK C/34 had a apparant RoF of 2.5 shells per minute, with a dispersion of 50 meters. The Warspite has 216m dispersion ive been told. Can anyone tell me if these things were true or give me a proper technical opinion on this? I dont know where to go to recieve reliable facts about these guns, and i would like to know abit more about the best naval guns Germany made in WW2. A small bonus question would be: How efficient were the FuMo 23 Search Radar as a rangefinder? Thank you if you know the answers. All i want is simply to know realistically what these pieces of equipment were capable of.
  6. Quick visual quiz on the historical naval battle of the Coral sea. the first battle in which the participants did not have visual contact. enjoy! http://remorika.com/quiz-on-the-battle-of-the-coral-sea/
  7. Hello, As a naval warfare enthusiast, i'm looking forward to play World of Warships and hope to find a fun and distracting game. I have been a player of naval wargames online and around a game table for some years. I will begin soon my third naval battle using the "Amirauté" ruleset heavily modified and managed by a referee : http://boardgamegeek.../17482/amiraute http://uppix.net/5/c...e74edda5ett.jpg Picture courtesy of : http://modelshipgallery.com During my first battle i was in charge of the Fuso and Yamashiro battleships which have been unfortunately sunk by their United-States counterpart. For the second battle i was tasked with escorting the battleship Musashi and again the same fate awaited me. The third battle is scheduled to be launched soon with less players (a dozen max) and i will be commandering Italian Battleships during an engagement against the british Force H in the "Mare Nostrum". I also play the Second World War at Sea : Bomb Alley ruleset : http://boardgamegeek...-sea-bomb-alley I hope to have one day the time and patience to try more heavier sets like Harpoon or Seekrieg. Is there other players of naval wargames around who enjoy as much as i do recreating historical battles or inventing cold war or modern engagements ? Regards. Nicolas
  8. KARDS - Card game of the WW2. ('' Appeared '' at WOT-GENERALS.) The wot-generals I liked very much, a pity that they did not keep it or add it as part of the wg trilogy. But hey, if you liked that game, this one could also do it even if it's in alpha phase. You can play it in steam with a code that will send you via email, sent an application from its official website; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Here you have a basic guide on the game; https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Discord Channel; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Some videos from youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOtmL3pmfUA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3YbbFAtEPM
  9. KARDS - Karetní hra WW2. ('' Appeared '' na WOT-GENERALS.) Vůdcové generálové se mi moc líbili, škoda, že je nezachovávali nebo je přidali jako součást trilogie. Ale hej, jestli se vám tato hra líbí, může to udělat i když je v alfa fázi. Můžete jej hrát v paru s kódem, který vám pošle e-mailem, poslal žádost z oficiálních webových stránek; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Zde najdete základní průvodce hry; https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Diskordní kanál; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Některá videa z youtube;
  10. KARDS - Jeu de cartes de la seconde guerre mondiale. ('' Apparu '' sur WOT-GENERALS.) Les wot-generals m'ont beaucoup plu, dommage qu'ils ne les gardent pas ou ne les ajoutent pas dans le cadre de la trilogie wg. Mais bon, si vous avez aimé ce jeu, celui-ci pourrait aussi le faire même si c'est en phase alpha. Vous pouvez jouer à la vapeur avec un code qui vous enverra par e-mail, envoyé une demande à partir de son site officiel; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Ici vous avez un guide de base sur le jeu; https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Discord Channel; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Certaines vidéos de YouTube;
  11. Guderian_1234

    Spiel und Realität

    Im Trainingsbereich von WOWS habe ich verschiedene Schlachtschiffe und Kreuzer unter definierten Bedingungen mit Artillerie und Torpedos beschossen bis sie sanken -> Erhebliche Abweichungen von der in den Schiffsbeschreibungen dargestellten Standfestigkeiten, Panzerung des jeweiligen Schiffsbereiches und der Ermittelten Geschosswirkung. So hat sich z.B. das Superschlachtschiff Yamato mit seinem 410mm dicken Seitenpanzer als eines der empfindlichsten Tier 7 - 10 Schlachtschiffe herausgestellt. Fast jeder Treffer (5 - 8) mit einer 406mm Hauptartillerie der Iowa oder auch 381 mm der Tirpitz hat zu einem Zitadellentreffer also Durchschlagstreffer im Magazinbereich geführt. Selbst bei der an der Seite relativ schwach gepanzerten NC konnte ich nur 1 Zitadellentreffer erzielen. Enfernung betrug etwa 2000m. Ergebnis war recht gut reproduzierbar.
  12. "Much Better Than Any Anime Mod Out There, Satisfaction Guaranteed Or Your Internets Back" By WhiskeyWolf WHAT'S THIS MOD ABOUT? Basically, this modification for World of Warships aims to convert as much as possible the UI and text descriptions of the game, in order to make WoWs photorealistic (I've used real photos in high resolution of the WW2 conflict) and historically correct. Without forget to mention the documentary like flavour I've given to the art style of WoWs. FOR WHAT KIND OF PLAYER IS THIS MOD FOR? This mod aims to compel whoever loves the naval history behind World of Warships. Poeple that would love to see realistic pictures of their favorite warships implemented in the game client. People with much knowledge regarding the naval battles exploded inside the atlantic, mediterranean and pacific theatres. "If this was any more realistic you would have Japanese Kamikaze flying out of your monitor." By WhiskeyWolf WHO IS WORKING ON THIS PROJECT? Tsukotaku (Ex. Founder of Team 20.3cm and Rising Sun), one of the very first modders during the Alpha of the game, also known in the global WoWs community for his great Kantai Collection modifications. Examples of his past works: WHO IS ADVISING THIS PROJECT? Chamorro, probably one of the most knowledgeable persons and contributors that Tsukotaku ever met, especially in this community. Wihtout his help and information, this project wouldn't be able to take off. WHAT'S THE STATUS OF THIS MOD? I've covered only 5% of the total GUI and 3% of the text descriptions as per 27/11/17, with much more to come during the following weeks! The results are incredible already: WHERE IS THE DOWNLOAD? Since the mod is in very early stage of delevopement the download is NOT AVAILABLE yet. I need first to rebalance the contrast of certain in-battles elements to make it actually playable by everyone in grayscale tones. Once this is done, I'll submit everything to WG in order to publish a working version with the lastest build of the game. This topic is just a showcase of the work that me and Chamorro are doing, to let know the community that such project is happening. HOW CAN YOU HELP US? Simple! By providing us with feedbacks and comments! What's better than having you, the users (The final target of this mod), express your thoughts about this "Photorealistic WW2 Total UI Conversion"? "MAN UP!" By WhiskeyWolf
  13. KARDS - Gra karciana z czasów II wojny światowej. ('' Appeared '' na WOT GENERALS.) Generałom, których bardzo lubiłem, szkoda, że ich nie zachowali lub dodali jako część trylogii wg. Ale hej, jeśli podobała ci się ta gra, to można to zrobić nawet jeśli jest w fazie alfa. Możesz zagrać w parę z kodem, który wyśle ci e-mailem, wysłał aplikację z oficjalnej strony internetowej; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Tutaj masz podstawowy przewodnik po grze; https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Discord Channel; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Niektóre filmy z youtube;
  14. KARDS - Kartenspiel des Zweiten Weltkriegs. (Erschien bei WOT-GENERALS.) Die wot-Generäle, die ich sehr mochte, schade, dass sie es nicht behalten oder als Teil der wg-Trilogie hinzugefügt haben. Aber hey, wenn dir dieses Spiel gefallen würde, könnte dieses auch in der Alpha-Phase gemacht werden. Sie können es in Dampf mit einem Code spielen, der Sie per E-Mail sendet, schickte eine Anwendung von seiner offiziellen Website; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Hier haben Sie eine grundlegende Anleitung zum Spiel. https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Discord-Kanal; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Einige Videos von youtube;
  15. Hello Captains. Hello friends. I collect some info about kamikaze pilots in WW2. I make a small video and i hope you find it interesting. If you enjoy it you can follow me on my Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/elladaris or you can subscribe on my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/trelamenos1982. Many info i find them on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze Perhaps some day we will see in gameplay when some CV dies the airplanes left behind have some % kamikaze skill and not to simply remain in the air. "IDEA FOR WG" Kamikaze aircraft were essentially pilot-guided explosive missiles, purpose-built or converted from conventional aircraft. Pilots would attempt to crash their aircraft into enemy ships in what was called a "body attack" (体当たり; 体当り,taiatari) in planes laden with some combination of explosives, bombs, torpedoes and full fuel tanks; accuracy was much better than a conventional attack, the payload and explosion larger. A kamikaze could sustain damage which would disable a conventional attacker and still achieve its objective. The goal of crippling or destroying large numbers of Allied ships, particularly aircraft carriers, was considered by the Empire of Japan to be a just reason for sacrificing pilots and aircraft. These attacks, which began in October 1944, followed several critical military defeats for the Japanese. They had long since lost aerial dominance due to outdated aircraft and the loss of experienced pilots. On a macroeconomic scale, Japan suffered from a diminishing capacity for war, and a rapidly declining industrial capacity relative to the Allies. Despite these problems, the Japanese government expressed its reluctance to surrender. In combination, these factors led to the use of kamikaze tactics as Allied forces advanced towards the Japanese home islands.While the term "kamikaze" usually refers to the aerial strikes, it has also been applied to various other suicide attacks. The Japanese military also used or made plans for non-aerial Japanese Special Attack Units, including those involvingsubmarines, human torpedoes, speedboats and divers. The tradition of death instead of defeat, capture, and perceived shame was deeply entrenched in Japanese military culture. It was one of the primary traditions in the samurai life and the Bushido code: loyalty and honour until death, as the Japanese perceived it. Before the formation of kamikaze units, pilots had made deliberate crashes as a last resort when their planes had suffered severe damage and they did not want to risk being captured, or wanted to do as much damage to the enemy as possible, since they were crashing anyway; such situations occurred in both the Axis and Allied air forces. Axell and Kase see these suicides as "individual, impromptu decisions by men who were mentally prepared to die".The case of Nikolai Gastello's taran on 26 June 1941 passed into Soviet air-warfare lore. In most cases, little evidence exists that such hits represented more than accidental collisions of the kind that sometimes happen in intense sea or air battles. One example of this occurred on 7 December 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor. First Lieutenant Fusata Iida's plane had taken a hit and had started leaking fuel when he apparently used it to make a suicide attack on Kaneohe Naval Air Station. Before taking off, he had told his men that if his plane were to become badly damaged he would crash it into a "worthy enemy target". The carrier battles in 1942, particularly Midway, inflicted irreparable damage on the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS), such that they could no longer put together a large number of fleet carriers with well-trained aircrews.Japanese planners had assumed a quick war and lacked comprehensive programmes to replace the losses of ships, pilots, and sailors; at Midway in June 1942 the Japanese lost as many aircrewmen in a single day as their pre-war training program had produced in a year.The following Solomon Islands campaign (1942-1945) and the New Guinea campaign (1942-1945), notably the Battles of Eastern Solomons (August 1942) and Santa Cruz (October 1942), further decimated the IJNAS veteran aircrews, and replacing their combat experience proved impossible. During 1943–1944, U.S. forces steadily advanced toward Japan. Newer U.S.-made planes, especially the Grumman F6F Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair, began to outnumber and outclass Japan's fighter planes. Tropical diseases, as well as shortages of spare parts and fuel, made operations more and more difficult for the IJNAS. By the Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 1944) the Japanese had to make do with obsolete aircraft and inexperienced aviators in the fight against better-trained and more experienced US Navy airmen who flew radar-directed combat air patrols. The Japanese lost over 400 carrier-based planes and pilots in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, effectively putting an end to their carriers' potency. Allied aviators called the action the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot". On June 19, 1944 planes from the carrier Chiyoda approached a US task group. According to some accounts, two made suicide attacks, one of which hit USS Indiana. The important Japanese base of Saipan fell to the Allied forces on 15 July 1944. Its capture provided adequate forward bases which enabled U.S. air forces using the Boeing B-29 Superfortress to strike at the Japanese home islands. After the fall of Saipan, the Japanese High Command predicted that the Allies would try to capture the Philippines, strategically important to Tokyo because of their location between the oilfields of Southeast Asia and Japan. St Lo attacked by kamikazes, 25 October 1944 The sinking of the ocean tug USS Sonoma on 24 October is listed in some sources as the first ship lost to a kamikaze strike, but the attack occurred before 25 October, and the aircraft used, a Mitsubishi G4M, was not flown by the original four Special Attack Squadrons.Several suicide attacks, carried out during the invasion of Leyte, by Japanese pilots from units other than the Special Attack Force, have been described as the first kamikaze attack. Early on 21 October, a Japanese aircraft, possibly a Navy Aichi D3A dive-bomber or an Army Mitsubishi Ki-51 (of the 6th Flying Brigade, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force deliberately crashed into the foremast of the heavy cruiser HMAS Australia.The attack killed 30 personnel, including the cruiser's captain, Emile Dechaineux, and wounded 64, including the Australian force commander, Commodore John Collins.The Australian official history of the war claimed that this was the first kamikaze attack on an Allied ship, although other sources disagree because it was not a planned attack by a member of the Special Attack Force, but was most likely to have been undertaken on the pilot's own initiative. On 25 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Kamikaze Special Attack Force carried out its first mission. Five A6M Zeros, led by Seki, and escorted to the target by leading Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, attacked several escort carriers. One Zero attempted to hit the bridge of USS Kitkun Bay but instead exploded on the port catwalk and cartwheeled into the sea. Two others dived at USS Fanshaw Bay but were destroyed byanti-aircraft fire. The last two ran at USS White Plains. One, under heavy fire and trailing smoke, aborted the attempt on White Plains and instead banked toward USS St. Lo, plowing into the flight deck. Its bomb caused fires that resulted in the bomb magazine exploding, sinking the carrier. By day's end on 26 October, 55 kamikazes from the Special Attack Force had also damaged the large escort carriers USS Sangamon, Suwannee which had
  16. KARDS - Juego de cartas de la WW2. ( ´´Parecido´´ al WOT-GENERALS. ) El wot-generals me gustaba mucho, una pena que no lo mantuviesen o añadieran como parte de la trilogia de wg. Pero bueno, si os gusto ese juego, este tambien podria hacerlo aunque este en fase alpha. Podeis jugarlo en steam con un codigo que os mandaran via email, mandado una aplicacion desde su web oficial ; https://www.kardsccg.com/ Aqui teneis una guia basica sobre el juego ; https://www.1939games.com/kards-alpha-guide Canal de Discord ; https://discordapp.com/invite/kards Algunos videos de youtube ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOtmL3pmfUA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3YbbFAtEPM