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Now this puts a perfect perspective on North Atlantic convoy duty...

 

HMS Leamington (Ex USS Twiggs) returning to port.

 

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this time, the iceberg sunk :biggrin:

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Another discussion mentioned the limitation imposed on US Navy ships by the Panamax limit (max. Panama canal width). So here is a pic that neatly demonstrates how the designers fought for every inch...

 

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Another discussion mentioned the limitation imposed on US Navy ships by the Panamax limit (max. Panama canal width). So here is a pic that neatly demonstrates how the designers fought for every inch...

 

 

 

... or 1/2 inch

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Sadly I haven't been but I really want to and will hopefully do wen im down near Portsmouth this September. At some point im also planning on going to the US to see some battleships

 

The 'Minesweeper' is actually a WW2 Monitor (M33) and Warrior is not actually HMS Warrior anymore (HMS Warrior is a shore base).  HMS Victory is still a commissioned RN ship.  So in a few yards you have Nelson's flagship from 1805, the one the worlds first Iron Hulled Warship, Henry VIII Flagship Mary Rose, a WW2 Monitor. Across the water in Gosport an 'A' class conventional submarine (HMS Alliance), the X Craft that attacked the Tirpitz and the RNs first submarine the Holland 1 all housed in the Submarine Museum in HMS Dolphin

 

 

We obviously never keep anything.....

 

 

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The 'Minesweeper' is actually a WW2 Monitor (M33) and Warrior is not actually HMS Warrior anymore (HMS Warrior is a shore base).  HMS Victory is still a commissioned RN ship.  So in a few yards you have Nelson's flagship from 1805, the one the worlds first Iron Hulled Warship, Henry VIII Flagship Mary Rose, a WW2 Monitor. Across the water in Gosport an 'A' class conventional submarine (HMS Alliance), the X Craft that attacked the Tirpitz and the RNs first submarine the Holland 1 all housed in the Submarine Museum in HMS Dolphin

 

 

We obviously never keep anything.....

 

 

 

M33 is a WWI monitor.

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USS Saratoga CV-3 sister ship to USS Lexington. They were rebuilt battle cruisers that were scrapped due to the Washington treaty 1922. These two ships were two of their times most expensive ships. They fielded the same armament as heavy cruisers but I am not sure if they ever fired their main cannons in anger.

 

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Fleet review at Spithead. Picture neatly shows just how loveably ugly the NelRods were :)

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Hello,

i have some pictures from my favourite ship (i hope sometimes the italian NAVY will enter WoWS) the BOLZANO.

The BOLZANO is the last - but very improved - ship of the TRENTO Class heavy Cruisers.

 The history of the ship is very interesting and it is famous for a picture in battle with the Mediterranean Fleet from the Royal Navy, the Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940.

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Bolzano, during the Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940

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Ok, going slightly off topic here. I have been looking for a book, or other resource that has the Naval Intelligence diagrams shown above. I really really like those. They kind of give me a nerdgasm.

But I have not been able to find them anywhere. I have seen pictures show up here and on wikipedia, does anyone know the proper name of the book that has them all?

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Ok, going slightly off topic here. I have been looking for a book, or other resource that has the Naval Intelligence diagrams shown above. I really really like those. They kind of give me a nerdgasm.

But I have not been able to find them anywhere. I have seen pictures show up here and on wikipedia, does anyone know the proper name of the book that has them all?

Here you go:

http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/ONI/

Keep in mind that these should be intended as historical documents, being intelligence reports made during the war they're prone to contain mistakes, for example they mention an incorrect number of Soldati class destroyers under construction.

EDIT: In case you're wondering, this particular mistake was probably caused by the fact that they overlooked those seven destroyers were 1:1 substitutions.

ONI is also the probable source for a widespread mistake concerning the Battle of Ko Chong, many books, including for example Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, say that both Thai coastal defence ships were involved in this battle.

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Thanks man, much appreciated.

For WW1 ships I have the Jane's Fighting Ships 1919 version, which was reprinted, but never was able to find an equivalent book on WW2 ships. But this will fill the void, mostly.

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Western guncams/control photos are well-known.

Others - much less so.

On photo - Z-28 under combined bomb/strafe attack by shturmoviks of 7th guards assault regiment, 22.10.1944. Z-28 itself was supporting german army near Memel(modern Lit. Klaipeda).

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The 'Minesweeper' is actually a WW2 Monitor (M33) and Warrior is not actually HMS Warrior anymore (HMS Warrior is a shore base).  HMS Victory is still a commissioned RN ship.  So in a few yards you have Nelson's flagship from 1805, the one the worlds first Iron Hulled Warship, Henry VIII Flagship Mary Rose, a WW2 Monitor. Across the water in Gosport an 'A' class conventional submarine (HMS Alliance), the X Craft that attacked the Tirpitz and the RNs first submarine the Holland 1 all housed in the Submarine Museum in HMS Dolphin

 

 

We obviously never keep anything.....

 

 

 

I'm just being picky I know but I took part in HMS Victory's RN decommissioning in the late 80's, I asked at the time what it meant and was told the ship itself had to be decommissioned before the duties of "crewing" the ship could be handed over to civilian staff from the dockyard museum. Before that it was a pretty cushy shore draft for RN personnel if you didn't mind being a tour guide for six months dressed up in your silly suit all day!

It was only a paperwork exercise really but the old Andrew had to have a bit of a ceremony, the reason I remember it so well was because I was busting a gut trying not to laugh while stood to attention because the Rear Admiral making the speech sounded exactly like Commandant Lassard from the Police Academy movies :D

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King_George_V_class_battleship_1945.jpg

 

 

A good view of the quad turret set up on the old King Georges

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Graf Zeppelin German Aircraft Carrier while building:

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