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  1. snakes3425

    Ultimate Battleship encounter

    The major advantage the USN had over the IJN, Regia Marina, and Kriegsmarine, hell even over the Marine National and the Royal Navy, it could easily replace and repair ships that were lost or damaged. Also if we're focusing on 1944 both Vichy France had collapsed and Italy had changed sides, so the only Axis Ships present in this match up are the Yamato and Tirpitz
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    HMS Victory 'fires' rolling broadside

    Given Constitution is still an active duty warship in the US Navy her guns are likely capable of firing live shots and the crew knows how to use them. As to what her purpose would be in wartime given her age my guess would be probably harbor protection or a floating battery since unlike victory she's still capable of sailing.
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    USS Texas - leaking cuts tour hours

    The San Jacinto Battlefield doesn't have the same mystique as say the Alamo or Gettysburg , and Olympia has the misfortune of being moored near the more impressive New Jersey. I think the logical choice would be having Texas sent to Corpus Christi and mooring her along side USS Lexington, and with Olympia actually mooring her along side New Jersey as one big exhibit
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    USS Texas - leaking cuts tour hours

    USS Olympia is facing the same problem, it's tragic that two icons of US Naval History are being left to rot because the governments and people don't want to fork out the money to do the repairs. Still Texas is a tough old girl, she's survived storms, hurricanes, war, and even the ravages of time
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    The Worst Warship Classes of World War II

    Which is what the British forgot when training their crews, the Britain on the eve of World War I saw war as a gentlemanly game forgetting that Nelson was a maverick who showed initiative. The Royal Navy of World War II was more like Nelson then the Victorian-Edwardian Royal Navy that fought World War I
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    The Worst Warship Classes of World War II

    In a topic like this there are more things to consider then simply kills and design flaws. Battle Factors, Crew Performance, Policies and Training have to be factored in as well. I say this because National Policy tends to dictate Naval Policy and that in turn dictates how a crew is trained and the type of people who train them, and training and the wilingness to show initiative can make or break a battle. Fred T. Jane was lambasted by the British press when he published an article on the eve of World War I warning Britain that it had "too much Nelson" meaning the Royal Navy was obsessed with training the crews of the Dreadnoughts and Battlecruisers to fight like Ships of the Line as if they were still in Nelson's day, and discouraged showing initiative.
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    The Worst Warship Classes of World War II

    The Courageous and Glorious take the cake in terms of not only bad carrier conversion but an over all bad ship design to begin with when one looks at their history, they designed to fall in line with Admiral Fisher's planned invasion of Germany from the Baltic, and the result was light cruisers with shallow drafts armed with battlecruiser level guns. With Hood it's obvious: Her weak deck armor Bismarck: her vital stations such as fire and damage control were located above the armor belt. I would also include the Invincible, Indefatigable and Queen Mary as well owing once again to their lack of armor, but also the practice of the British to store explosives in the turret, handling rooms, magazines and in the passages outside of the protective casings, and leaving the blast doors open. Honorable Mention goes to HMS Dreadnought: Yes she revolutionized Battleship design but I include her for the design flaw of putting her Spotting Top and Gun directory platform was behind the Forward Funnel. Yes a vital position of the ship that needed to be manned for the guns to fire properly was in a spot where smoke could obscure the gun directory and choke the crew
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    Mistakes of Guadalcanal

    What do you consider the worst blunder of the Guadalcanal Campaign. While it may be easy to point to the numerous friendly fire incidents later on I personally would say the worst mistake was made by Admiral Mikawa in the aftermath of First Savo Island when he turned the 8th Fleet around after the battle rather then pressing onto the transports, a mistake that seems to be repeated by both the Americans and Japanese through out the campaign and latter battles
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    Soviet Battleship Branch Review

    Still it would've been nice to have the Marat in the game as either the Tech Tree Gangot or the Premium
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    Soviet Battleship Branch Review

    I thinkthey refitted her with a new bow section after the war, taken from one of her other sister ships
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    Soviet Battleship Branch Review

    Actually both the October Revoultion and the Marat were at the Siege of Leningrad, and the Marat was the same class of ship but her Imperial Name was Petropavlovsk, basically what I was saying was by giving us Gangut you were giving us the October Revolution in her Imperial colors rather then a new ship
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    Imperial Russian Steam Screw Corvette Novik question

    I'm pretty sure the Russian Federation still has ownership of the wreck as the successor state of the Russian Empire, and the Novik was in Imperial Russian service at the time of her loss (Same thing has happened with Spanish Treasure Ships, since they were military ships of Spain, Spain still has ownership)
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    Soviet Battleship Branch Review

    So my big question is this: Gagaunt and October Revolution (I can't spell the Russian name) are the same ship, wouldn't it have made more sense for the tier IV ship to be another Gagaunt class ship
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    AG-17, Ex-USS Wyoming

    It would be intresting to see an Anti Aircraft Battleship like this, hell I'd even say go one further and add the Ise class Battleship-Carrier hybrids or since World of Warships like anime so much why not add the Atragon class hybrid battleship-submarine
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    Soviet Battleship Branch Review

    I am pleased to finally see October Revolution's sister ship being added