Best War Era Destroyer. - Page 2




 
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June 1st, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
They were built to compete with the German Z Class Destroyers at 3,100 tons, Italian Maestrale class at 2,250 tons and the Japanese Akizuki Class at 3,800 tons displacement so at 2,600 tons the Tribal Class was not exactly out of place in the pack.

Yes , I learned that with some of the Italian designs, they had problems traversing open seas, as their deck designers faced the same issues as the smaller U.S. Mahan class in terms of seakeeping.
June 12th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
Royal Navy Destroyers as per list with photo's

http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/l+m_class.htm
June 14th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 


Odd, I failed to find mention of the Electra. A remarkable service record and story of her and especially her crew during the War.

May those lost on her never be forgotten.
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June 14th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yossarian


Odd, I failed to find mention of the Electra. A remarkable service record and story of her and especially her crew during the War.

May those lost on her never be forgotten.
Compare that to the latest off the production line HMS Dauntless:



As you can see the Royal Navy has taken to building lighthouses on their latest ships.

June 14th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Compare that to the latest off the production line HMS Dauntless:



As you can see the Royal Navy has taken to building lighthouses on their latest ships.

Humorous as this is, no doubt as is some U.S. Navy building techniques.

The HMS Electra's story can be seen as a true example of the combined allied effort during the war, as is her remarkable around the world journey, serving in the foreground and rescueing survivor's of the tragic demise of the Hood.

To her actions in the Pacific months later, her own crew ironically finding themselves in the same circumstances as the three survivors of Hood.

Adrift at sea, until her survivors were rescued by an U.S. Submarine.

It's tales of these "tin cans" that illustrate the war's global reach, as where ever shipping or major naval action was to take place.

These small warships were sure to follow, their crews at the ready.

If you want to learn about the wars at sea during either of the World Wars, you gotta learn about the Destroyers.
 


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