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  1. Notmi

    Notmi New Member

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    Not that good.
    US gun had a bit heavier heavier ammunition and a bit higher ROF but Tribals 4.7"/45 had a bit higher MV. Largest difference bethween these two guns is mounting. US gun had dual purpose mounting but Tribals didn't have.
     
  2. corpcasselbury

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    That would seem to make the Tribals vulnerable to air attack. How many were lost to that cause?
     
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    why guns aft ?? ...there is more space ,the guns are much lower ,better center of gravity .and less affected by bows pitching movement ...also why officers sleep in the stern and sailors get the focsle ..forward castle...
     
  4. Ossian phpbb3

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    I think tradition has a large part in that. Certainly in the RN (wooden ships etc) the Officers and senior rates (bo'sun, master etc) slept aft, with the marines between them and the "great unwashed" crew forward.

    Tom
     
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    Here's the only tribal class dd left http://hmcshaida.ca/
     
  6. corpcasselbury

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    Very interesting. I never knew that Canada had operated the type; I had always thought that only the RN had operated the Tribals.
     
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    RAN also operated few Australian built Tribals.
     
  8. tom!

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    Hi.

    I agree with Tiornu. The Akizuki-class DDs with their armament layout as air defence ships are my favourite.

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    Shimakaze was fast but only one was built.


    I also like the Matsu-class DE with their relatively large DC capacity (60 could be carried). Equipped with the type 13 air defence radar and sonar a capable escort ship and a dangerous enemy.

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    Yours

    tom! :wink:
     
  9. Che_Guevara

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    But there were also the german Torpedoboats (Wolf, Möwe and Elbing-Klasse), which were destroyers as well and quite successful.

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    Torpedoboat Möwe

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    For example the "Elbing class

    Displacement: 1,755 tons (maximum)
    Length: 102.50 metres (overall); 97 metres (waterline)
    Beam: 10 metres
    Draught: 3.22 metres
    Propulsion: 2 Wagner geared turbines driving 2 shafts, 32,560 shp
    Speed: 32.5 knots
    Range: 2,400 sea miles at 19 knots
    Complement: 205
    Armament: 4 x 105 mm
    4 x 37 mm
    9 x 20 mm
    6 x 533 mm torpedo tubes
    50 mines




    Yes but only the Z-class with thier double 15 cm guns, as far as I know.

    Regards,
    Che.
     
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    The Shimikaze is my fav. How do you pronounce Shimikaze anyway?
     
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    I believe Shimikaze is pronounced "She-me-cause-ee".

    Hopefully someone can give you the correct pronunciation.
     
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    That's what I thought.
     
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    It's spelled Shimakaze, and you'll never be far off if you give the vowels their Latin pronunciation.
     
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    I love the FLETCHER-class; best DD the US Navy had in WW2.
     

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