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Favorite ship of WWII

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Wspauldo12, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    Hey, now that is interesting...
    It looks like they took a bunch of tank turrets & stuck them to a motorboat...

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    It does look like that! :eek:

    They probably did. By the way, what exactly is that? :-?
     
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    Is this the PR 1190 Monitor?

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    (from mkmagazin.almanacwhf.ru/ art/art_ship3.htm )
     
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    Not shure about registration. It is monitor Lenin ( Štrom - current) falgship of the Amur flotila. Never read the entire article ( my cirlyc is a bit rusted).
     
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    interesting.........I think..............more like creep weird, or strange.
     
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    Well it's a river monitor from WW 1 and russias civil war. I never saw river monitor that looked good ( wern't creepy).
     
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    though it was never completed...the Montana class battleship...
     
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    They look a bit topheavy. And monitors were never known as things of beauty, although some of the British vessels used in the World Wars were the best looking of their type.
     
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    I always liked the style of the Pennsylvania class ships with the tri-pod masts.I've always loved battleships.I don't think I could pick a favorite.
    The KGV class would definately be a good choice.
     
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    The KGV class ships weren't the best seaboats, however; they tended to plow right through waves instead of riding them.
     
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    Most of the fast battleships were wet forward.
     
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    The newer American BB (Iwoa)and the German BB and BC are my fav and the two American BC built late in the war ...Guam and ?
     
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    Alaska.
     
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    Oh? I never heard that before. Which of the fast BB classes were wet forward, and which were not?
     
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    "which were not?"
    Vanguard and...
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    ...Yamato?
     
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    So the IOWA, NORTH CAROLINA, and SOUTH DAKOTA classes were all wet forward?
     
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    Yes, but keep in mind that this is all relative. Being wet forward does not necessarily mean it interferred with gun operation, for example. Also keep in mind that ships operated in different seas, and the wave action varies.
     
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    That's interesting. I had expected that the fast battleships were good seaboats.
     
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    The American ships were all considered adequate as seaboats. The USN was pleased with them.
     

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