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  1. With all of the talk of the Roma and my assumption that it will be released Soon™, I would like to highlight another Italian Admiral who had seen the Roma in it's last moments. Carlo Bergamini was born on October 24, 1888. 20 years later he would be given the rank Guardiamarina and serve aboard the Vittor Pisani, an armoured cruiser during the Italian-Turkish war. During WW1, he would receive a silver medal for valor for his actions during the bombardment of Durres, Albania, whilst serving as the Chief of Artillery on the Pisa. It is of high interest to note that Bergamini was quite the mathematician. Because of his mathematical abilities and his specialization in artillery, he, together with the firm Galileo of Florence, would create a new anti ship-anti aircraft firing system, which was quite fast and accurate. During his career, he would command on two famous ships, the Vittorio Venete and the Caio Duilio. He would then command the whole Italian Battle Fleet in 1943 and fly his colors on the Littorio, Vittorio Veneto, and finally, the Roma. He was the last commander of the Roma. He learned of the Armistice as he was preparing to combat Allied forces landing in Salerno. He would turn and head towards Tunisia after learning that La Maddalena was in control of the Germans. On September 9, 1943, his fleet was attacked by German bombers armed with a weapon that the Italians had not yet discovered, the Fritz X guided bomb. The Roma would be hit by two bombs, the latter sinking the Roma and killing Bergamini and 1,350 other men. Bergamini would be given the rank of Ammiraglio d'Armata, or Full Admiral posthumously. In 1960 the Frigate Carlo Bergamini was created in his honor, as well as in 2013, FREMM (Fregata Multi Missione) Bergamini class frigates was named in his honor. The following are the Awards and Medals he received in life and death: Ordine di Savoia Silver Medal (WW I) Silver Medal (WW II) Croce di Guerra (3 of them) Iron Cross of II Class (German) Gold Medal (posthumously with proportion to the rank of Admiral of Army) You can read more about him in the following link: http://www.regiamarina.net/detail_text_with_list.asp?nid=123&lid=1 Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Bergamini_(admiral) http://www.regiamarina.net/detail_text_with_list.asp?nid=123&lid=1 Picture Sources: https://www.pinterest.com/lucafregoni/regia-marina/ https://thaimilitaryandasianregion.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/fremm-multipurpose-frigate-french-specific/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Bergamini_(admiral)
  2. Admiral Giuseppe Lombardi

    Hello everyone! I would like to start off this thread by acknowledging the fact that near the later part of 2018 we should be seeing a line of Italian Warships! I am extremely stoked and quite anxious to say the least. With that being said, we have already seen a couple of Italian Warships drop in game, the Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta and the Giulio Cesare. Both of which are extremely beautiful to look at and quite fun to play. We have also seen some videos of two more up and coming premium ships, the Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi and the ever so coveted Roma. With all of these interesting and beautiful ships coming in, I'd like to take a moment and recognize a figure from Italian naval history, Giuseppe Lombardi. Giuseppe Lombardi, born 1886 in the province of Cuneo (north western Italy) had entered the Livorno Naval Academy in 1905. He finished after three years. Later he would find himself on the battleship Sicilia during the Italo-Turkish war and distinguished himself outside of Tripoli, receiving the Medaglia d'Argento al Valor Militare. What becomes quite interesting is that he is involved in the command of some different ships that we have discussed here on the forums and on two ships that are already modeled and or in game. The fore-mentioned Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta and the Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi. He was also on the Heavy Cruiser Bolzano (which I know there are a few of you forumers who would love to see this ship in game. Myself included). Interesting fact, he was in command of the Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi when it was damaged in November 1941 by a torpedo bomber while en route to Libya. In 1942, he was given command of the Navy in Libya. While commanding this position, he resisted the British Operation Agreement attack, which resulted in almost 1400 casualties while at the cost of 66 casualties. For this victory, he was decorated with the Croce di Cavaliere dell'Ordine Militare di Savoia. To wrap up this short recognition of this Italian Admiral, I would like to point out that in 1943, he had a choice to further aid the Germans in their war efforts and had, along with his junior officers, declined to do so and ended up as a prisoner of war in Poland until the Russians liberated him from his imprisonment in 1945. He later would become a consul in Argentina, after which he would return back to Italy where he would die in Rome in 1978. I hope that this spikes more interest in the Italian line due in 2018, but also gives some insight on some of the ships that we have know in port (and soon to be in port) Thanks for your time to everyone reading this. <0 -Pastore123
  3. Got'em

    Thats a low blow, Admiral~ I didn't draw this.... I'm not that good at shading and coloring T_T
  4. Potential Unique German Commander

    Since we now have both a US and a Japanese unique commander, I suppose the next thing to do is for wargaming to create a unique commander for Germany. Why, you might ask? Well for just one reason as to why: It is one of the most developed tech tree so far in the game, excluding the US and the Japanese tech trees of course, so it only makes sense for one of the more developed nations to get a unique commander as oppose to any of the other nations thus far. But anyway, the German Admiral who I believe should be wargaming's next unique commander is Erich Raeder, as he was the grand admiral of the German Navy from the beginning of World War II, and served in the German Navy from 1894 to 1943, and was the Chief of Staff for Admiral Hipper in 1912 and served alongside him throughout World War I, and even played a major role in the Battle of Jutland with Hipper's battlecruiser force. For that reason, I feel like he would make an excellent choice as a unique commander for Germany, as he played a major role in the naval history of World War II.
  5. Orlan Admiral Specs

    Any advice on where to place the 4, or should I grab the 5th and get concealment?
  6. Extra Captain Help

    so, i bought my wakatake to complete the kamikaze missions. theres just one problem: after i was done, my captain had accumulated 5 skill points. now, i dont want to dismiss him, but my reserve is full, but i also dont want to keep my wakatake because i need that port slot. what do i do?
  7. Hello World of Warship community, There two movie documentaries (both named Admiral in the West) that are a MUST see for any navel history/ navel battle fan. First is the story of Alexander Kolchak who was a Russian Vice Admiral during the First World War and then recognized Supreme Commander of Russia during the Russian Civil War. He was an explorer and an out of the box strategist that was also the youngest vice admiral to command the Baltic Fleet. When the revolution happened he was asked to take up the fight as the leader of Russia (White Forces) to counter the communists.Sadly he ruled with absolute dictatorial power and ran an inefficient government that relied too much on foreign aid. Naturally during the years of the Soviet Union him and his legacy were ignored and thrown aside. However in 2008 a new film attempts to show a part of Russian history that not many folks know about. There are also a few really cool navel engagements that Kolchak participated. Language: Russian Here is the trailer; Next is the documentary about Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. He needs little introduction but to summarize he was the Admiral in charge of the Japanese fleet during the first half of World War II. Yamamoto openly held reservations against challenging America and this 2011 Japanese film show how his duty to his people and his country compelled him to fight. It's a different prospective of the entire war and features some great battles with many of the most famous ships in the IJN navy. Here is a trailer: I highly recommend you guys check them both out
  8. While my Grem continues to earn experience, the Admiral has stopped receiving commander skill points. Is this a bug, or does the Admiral top out at some point and stop receiving additional skill points?
  9. What if?? Let's say? That perhaps designating a flagship and Commandant of each said battle? Would be responsible for defense of the flag and coordinating strategic offensive maneuvers and giving tactical commands during a battle? The advantage of a cohesive battle group is the offsetting capabilities of the fleet. Instead of every man out for himself. These battles are won through team supporting each other. My suggestion is simply a leader
  10. Admiral Nimitz

    Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 You should read this book by Ian W. Toll. It's about $14 on Amazon. The brief but very detailed and informative glimpses we get of Admiral Nimitz here create the portrait of a very collected, intelligent, and foresighted man full of competence and ability. Who better for Admiral Halsey to work under. What struck me most was what information the cryptologists used to beat the Japanese. They collected unintentional information, in other words, not info garnered by spies or intelligence gathering missions, but making an analysis of naval actions and then drawing conclusions, such as where enemy ships were encountered and increased Japanese radio traffic. They spend a lot of time talking about Yamamoto too. It is really a great read. But you see Nimitz come in, and relieve a guy who really made some mistakes that led to the gap in defensive readiness at pearl harbor, and he quickly turns the situation around and takes the fight to the enemy.