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  1. The major modernization efforts given prewar to...

    The major modernization efforts given prewar to British ships were individually pretty good, but it's instructive to note how few ships were so treated. Of all the "R" class ships, only one even got...
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    There does appear to be confusion, blurring what...

    There does appear to be confusion, blurring what was believed and what was actually true. Yamato was thought to be a 45,000-ton ship with 16in guns. No, "pocket battleships" were being built at that...
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    Just goes to show you how my mind works. (If that...

    Just goes to show you how my mind works. (If that isn't too flattering a verb.) I thought this thread was about something else:
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  4. Thread: HMS Hood (51)

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    Poll: I previously mentioned Goodall's idea about the...

    I previously mentioned Goodall's idea about the torpedoes breaking Hood's back, but we now know that didn't happen.
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    Poll: Note that Hood actually was completed with the...

    Note that Hood actually was completed with the 3in deck plating extended all the way to the ship's side as shown in the drawing of Trial 3. This is one of the features that argues for Hood's being...
  6. Thread: HMS Hood (51)

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    Poll: Hm, well, the only tubes on Hood were those...

    Hm, well, the only tubes on Hood were those above-water ones, the submerged forward tubes having been removed prewar. The tubes were right near the forward edge of the explosion area. But we would...
  7. Thread: HMS Hood (51)

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    Poll: Good point.

    Good point.
  8. Thread: HMS Hood (51)

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    Poll: Don't forget the key factor in the location of...

    Don't forget the key factor in the location of the torpedo tubes. They are above the protective deck, inside their own armored boxes. There's no way for them to cause an explosion in the magazines....
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    Poll: It's true, we can be sure about the aft mag...

    It's true, we can be sure about the aft mag exploding; 275 feet of the hull effectively vaporized.
    In fairness to the Admiralty, they eliminated the torpedo theory and settled squarely on the idea...
  10. Thread: HMS Hood (51)

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    Poll: PE was not even firing at Hood at the time of the...

    PE was not even firing at Hood at the time of the explosion, which forces us to imagine all sorts of bizarre factors if we want to link the two. The fire that PE caused aboard Hood was so...
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    As I recall, the problem for the British was...

    As I recall, the problem for the British was miscalculation in scaling. In other words, they performed trials on reduced-size models and failed to properly apply the data to a full-sized ship.
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    There was a time when that bomb damage was...

    There was a time when that bomb damage was thought to have been a factor in the severe damage PoW from a torpedo hit there in December. Now we know it wasn't a factor because no torpedo struck her...
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    I think we'd be wasting our time to try to figure...

    I think we'd be wasting our time to try to figure out what the article is trying to say, since the things it does say are fairly inaccurate. A 391mm belt amidships--wrong. A 3in lower belt--what...
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    Yes, but there is no 12in belt armor over KGV's...

    Yes, but there is no 12in belt armor over KGV's vitals.
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    There are several good published references on...

    There are several good published references on the KGV armor scheme, though I don't think any of them adequately detail the forward and after extensions of the belt. The conning tower had 100mm...
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    Someone sent me this link about Punjabi: British...

    Someone sent me this link about Punjabi:
    British Armed Forces & National Service
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    I don't know where you can find details on...

    I don't know where you can find details on Punjabi's loss, but the incident gets a mention in Washington's DANFS entry: http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/battlesh/bb56.htm
    Lion would have been a...
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    The quality of British armor was unsurpassed,...

    The quality of British armor was unsurpassed, which makes KGV's hull protection all the more impressive.You'll notice that the armor deck is relatively high, giving the ship a lot of reserve...
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