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  1. Happy Birthday US Navy. Fair winds and following seas.
  2. @Lord_Slayer Thank you for the information. I knew that the Navy has the option to basically repo the memorial ship's but never knew that it had actually done so. I have heard that back in the 80's when the Iowa's were being refitted there was also some discussion about recalling North Carolina, Alabama, and Massachusetts for refit and service. In the end though they just raided them for parts.
  3. Ahhhhhhh........Hulk feel better now.
  4. Does the government maintain HMS Victory? Here the state or organization the operates the ship is responsible and at least in the case of the fast BB's includes keeping the hull in a water tight condition. The Navy conducts inspections periodically but that is about all they do.
  5. USS North Dakota BB29 was the first US battleship to have turbine propulsion. The Florida and Utah classes were also turbine. iirc the Navy went back to VTE for reasons of fuel economy and range as the early turbine installations were direct drive and not geared.
  6. Hoods torps were above water but fixed. If you look at the model in port you can see the hatches right below the mainmast (thats the rear one) about a deck up from the waterline. If you look forwards from there you an see where the other pair were removed and sealed just a bit to the rear of the second funnel.
  7. No disrespect to you or your clan but frankly I would fear that which is within a hotdog more.
  8. Another factor with higher velocity guns that is totally outside of gameplay is barrel life. Battleship guns were typically only good for around 300 to 350 rounds before the barrels or liners had to be replaced. Higher MV tends to mean shorter lifespan. The US 16/45 was good for about 395 rounds but the 16/50 was only expected to last 290-350.
  9. Actually they do point forward. From the link you provided. Unusually for a battleship Nelson and Rodney were armed with two torpedo tubes, one each side, right forwards firing at a slight outward angle to the fore and aft line, these were no normal torpedoes however, they were 24.5” monsters weighing no less than 5,628 lbs with a warhead of almost 750 lbs of TNT , they had a range of 30,000 yards at 30 knots or 15,000 yards at 35 knots, ten torpedoes were carried – Rodney used them against the Bismarck and is the only known case of one battleship torpedoing another. That being said submerged tubes on BB's caused damage and outright losses to ships equipped with them and were removed from most BB's for good reason.
  10. Not at all. The water was distilled before going into the feedwater tanks. About as clean and pure as possible.
  11. Pft ... In the end it is just a game. Nothing life altering happening here. Been ka-boomed and done it to others. If you need some sort of rationalization just think of it as an example that life isn't fair and sometimes will come along and [edited]slap you for no reason.