Pre Guided Missile Warship definitions:Pendekar said:Why they call it POCKET BATTLESHIP. What's POCKET stand's for/
Under the normal NATO naming conventions it would be regarded as a CGN (Cruiser, Guided Missile platform, Nuclear Powered)Pendekar said:Russian Battlecruiser? Is that Kirov? but on some articles they call it Nuclear powered guided missile cruiser.
as much as it would be nice to take all the credit for an applauded article - its not all mine.Fascinating read. Many thanks GF.... ps more would be nice.. please!
I thought that the british lost those ships because the gunpowder was made of extremely reactive materials. I thought they sunk because the gunpowder exploded not because the germans did to much damage to the ships, but overall excellent post.Pre Guided Missile Warship definitions:
All terms used for ships that were basically battlecruisers, built at a time when it was politically incorrect to build battlecruisers. After the loss of three lightly armored battlecruisers at Jutland, the type came into serious question. Yet the need for the type still existed. So navies found other names for the type, names for which politicians would appropriate money. The smallest were the German "pocket battleships" (more properly "pocket battlecruisers") at about 13,000 tons (11 in. guns), and the biggest about 30,000 tons (12 " to 14" guns). Again, read my essay "Battlecruisers, Large Cruisers . . . ."
In the numerous studies I have conducted over the years, I have found one thing to be true. That is: "one man's "grafted articles" is another man's "essay"...as much as it would be nice to take all the credit for an applauded article - its not all mine.
I actually grafted a few articles I had saved as text files a few years back and then included some of my own input.
I have no idea what the original source was - so my apols to all.
which is rapidly followed by that other maxim... "give credit where credit is due"In the numerous studies I have conducted over the years, I have found one thing to be true. That is: "one man's "grafted articles" is another man's "essay"...
All of it came from Chuck Hawks' Naval History site.which is rapidly followed by that other maxim... "give credit where credit is due"
I'm wondering whether part of it came from the old Warships1 site as I'd normally keep it as an HTML file rather than text without attribution.
It definitely didn't come from his site - I guess I pulled it from someone who has copied it as well.All of it came from Chuck Hawks' Naval History site.
He doesn't like his material reproduced...
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Are you expecting a revamped BB design to prove your point ?Rich: It is more or less a technological law: The best represenatatives of a concept are made AFTER the concept has become obsolete.
The best stone daggers were made in the bronce-age.
The best sailingsships were build after steamengines had taken over.
The best propfighters were build after the jetengine.