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  1. Is the event still going on? Can't find the room. EDIT: Nevermind, here I come! :D
  2. Battle of Jutland - Beatty vs. Hipper

    Off topic here, but MacArthur was a raging a****** off of the battlefield, and Halsey, while determined, did sail the Third Fleet into a typhoon... Anyhow, Beatty was the exact opposite of his superior officer, Admiral of the Fleet Jellicoe. Jellicoe had gradually ascended the ranks of command; Beatty went up like he had a rocket in his butt. Jellicoe was cautious, and Beatty was known for being aggressive. This aggressiveness, combined with lax combat protocol on the Royal Navy ships, is what doomed the battlecruisers Invincible , Queen Mary , and Indefatigable . Hell, Beatty's own flagship Lion nearly went out the same way; "B" turret had its roof blown off and flames soared up from belowdecks, and only the quick flooding of the magazine saved the ship. If you pick up Castles of Steel by Robert K. Massie (a fantastic book about the naval campaigns of WW1), you know that after Jellicoe was replaced by Beatty following Jutland, the crews under him did not like him as much either. So Beatty, while quick to the draw, was not perfect, and if Jellicoe hadn't arrived with the main dreadnoughts of the Grand Fleet, Beatty could have been the singular factor in the Royal Navy *losing* the Battle of Jutland. Book here: https://www.amazon.com/Castles-Steel-Britain-Germany-Winning-ebook/dp/B000FBJDG6 TL;DR: Beatty's decisions were the factor behind the Royal Navy losing more ships and personnel.
  3. The Hunger Games: Forum Addition

    Operation Trident Javelin seems to have been a success. Back to the shadows I go...
  4. In Memory of Dseehafer Starts Tomorrow

    Tirpitz and Graf Spee will be ready to sail. May research to see if any warships represented in-game ever sailed on the Great Lakes, and will put them out to saltwater too.
  5. The Hunger Games: Forum Addition

    So I may or may not have forgotten about this until now. But hey, I'm still in this fight *Must be running my Juliet Charlie flags today, I haven't gotten detonated*
  6. Farewell to TotalBiscuit

    While unrelated to Wargaming, the PC community has suffered a sad loss. Today, TotalBiscuit, real name John Bain, passed away from cancer at age 33. While a bit of a tosser sometimes (and he was proud of it), it was clear he enjoyed his job (for the most part), and held out for a surprisingly long time. May he Rest in Peace.
  7. Spot the pre-dreadnought

    Lert wins, I can see the tricolor. My guess was going to be Italy. Looking at their pre-dreads for the Naval War League, and man... See those turrets? You know how big those guns are? 17.7 inch guns. And there are two per turret.
  8. The Hunger Games: Forum Addition! Tributes anyone?!

    Well if there's time, you can count me in. I expect to go out like my profile picture...
  9. Montana will finally make an appearance in steel as a Virginia-class submarine, SSN-794. She's currently under construction at Newport News, and is expected to be delivered by 2020. Aigle was a minehunter in the French Navy, until she was retired in 2016: HMAS Vampire was/is a Daring-class postwar destroyer. She was commissioned in the 50's, decommissioned in 1986, and is now a museum ship: Surprisingly, Des Moines survived until 2006, when she was scrapped in Texas. And Aurora, well.... She's "technically" still in commission.
  10. In Ranked, it used to be Edinburgh... not after the last few days. In all other scenarios, especially credit farming, Atlanta. Many pew-pews help ease the stress.
  11. Daily Ranked Progress Thread

    Started at 17, made it up 1 rank yesterday, not bad. Potato teams today brought it crashing back to base 17
  12. Head Over Keels: Friend or Foe

    I greatly enjoy these animated comics that Wargaming puts out for real life naval events. In this case, though, I'd like to ask for some assistance from the more dedicated naval historians. When a new episode comes out, I tend to look up the real life event as well to get a little more information. A quick search yielded no results, though; no entry on Wikipedia's list of friendly fire, and using the episode's animation didn't help: the pennant number of the destroyer identified her as HMS Quadrant, which wasn't built until later in the war (according to the episode, the event takes place shortly after war is declared in Autumn 1939). Here's the episode to any who haven't seen it:
  13. What is your Warships.today description?

    Plays a mix of battleships and cruisers Very rarely uses torpedoes Key vehicle - North Carolina
  14. Paul Allen at it Again- USS Helena Found

    To be honest, I'm not so sure what would be left of her- maybe the bow? The depth charges on the stern went off as she sank, so that probably got blasted to pieces.
  15. Paul Allen at it Again- USS Helena Found

    You heard that right, folks. The guy who, so far, has found the wrecks of IJN Musashi, the USS Indianapolis, USS Ward, USS Lexington and USS Juneau, has now found the wreck of USS Helena. Above is the bow of the ship, with the designation CL-50 visible Above is the ship in 1943 shortly before her sinking. Note her designation on the bow. USS Helena was a St. Louis-class light cruiser, commissioned 18 September 1939, and sunk during the Battle of Kula Gulf, 6 July 1943. She was one of only 3 US light cruisers lost in the war, the other two being Atlanta-class cruisers (Atlanta herself and the abovementioned Juneau) Helena lies about 3,000 feet down in the New Georgia Sound, off the coast of the Solomons. She is of special interest here because she is soon to be the Tier VII US light cruiser in the upcoming split!