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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7741 times:

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Me......



Richelieu class (Richelieu, Jean Bart)

Elegant, distinctive, innovative, and excellent.
The premier french battleship, and one of very
few battleships actually built that respected
the 35,000 ton displacement limitation set
forth in the Washington Treaty.

The Richelieu sported numerous unique
systems, such as foil-skinned bouyant foam
capsules to prevent taking on too much water
from torpedo hits, excellent void and and water
filled torpedo blisters, exceptionally well
designed armor, some of the best (and longest
range) 15 inch guns ever built with a unique
loading system. Although it started life with a
relatively weak anti-aircraft system on par
with the Vittorio Veneto, it was refitted by
the Allies during its rather eventful history
to carry a much heavier anti-aircraft suite.
This class was retired in the 1950s-1960s, with
the

Richelieu being finally scrapped in
1970.

2x4 15/45
9 6/55
12 3.9/45
12 37mm (pre-refit #1)
24 13.2mm (pre-refit #1)
56 40mm (post-refit #1)
48 20mm (post-refit #2)
28 57mm (Jean Bart, post-war)
20 20mm (Jean Bart, post-war)


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7712 times:

YAMA YAMA
Yamato class (IJN Yamato)

With a main armament consisting of nine 18.1/45
guns, the heaviest displacement of any
battleship ever built, the Yamato is the
monster of the battleship world. More armor,
heavier weapons, and superior optics made this
battleship something nobody else wanted to get
close to. In the end, torpedos and bombers
proved its end as aircraft carriers supplanted
battleships as the kings of the sea. Few
warships of today outmass it, and none have
ever carried bigger guns or heavier armor. The
Yamato was overawing beyond any doubt.

The third planned Yamato class battleship
was actually completed as an aircraft carrier.


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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7710 times:

Hot Damn!!!




Pride and joy of Nazi Germany. (Bismarck and
Tirpitz)

A legendary ship that sank the famous HMS Hood, and
the most powerful German warship ever built. A
crew topping 2000 men, full displacement just
past 50,000 tons, and four paired 15 inch guns
laid out a flexible and potent warship,
potentially a match for just about any other
warship in the North Sea. Unfortunately, in
spite of good German optics and impressive
statistics, the Bismark ended up getting
toasted. Poorly supported by a relatively weak
German navy, it also suffered from poor radar,
bad fire control, and poor deck protection from
long ranged fire. The Bismarck was designed
with an eye towards the Baltic battles of WWI,
and would have done very well in that
situation.

50,932 tons
30 knots
4x2 15/47
12 5.9/55
16 4.1/45
16 37mm
78 20mm



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If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7707 times:

I'm a:


Richelieu
Richelieu class (Richelieu, Jean
Bart
)

Elegant, distinctive, innovative, and excellent.
The premier french battleship, and one of very
few battleships actually built that respected
the 35,000 ton displacement limitation set
forth in the Washington Treaty.

The Richelieu sported numerous unique
systems, such as foil-skinned bouyant foam
capsules to prevent taking on too much water
from torpedo hits, excellent void and and water
filled torpedo blisters, exceptionally well
designed armor, some of the best (and longest
range) 15 inch guns ever built with a unique
loading system. Although it started life with a
relatively weak anti-aircraft system on par
with the Vittorio Veneto, it was refitted by
the Allies during its rather eventful history
to carry a much heavier anti-aircraft suite.
This class was retired in the 1950s-1960s, with
the Richelieu being finally scrapped in
1970.

2x4 15/45
9 6/55
12 3.9/45
12 37mm (pre-refit #1)
24 13.2mm (pre-refit #1)
56 40mm (post-refit #1)
48 20mm (post-refit #2)
28 57mm (Jean Bart, post-war)
20 20mm (Jean Bart, post-war)



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Who comes up with this stuff... Laugh out loud


User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7697 times:

Interesting that two folks have been the same. I'd like to know what the parameters are for selection...


If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7682 times:

Without taking the test I'd opt to be the USS Wisconsin. Its the only battleship left in reserve that's in condition to be returned to active service (albeit with the necessity of stripping the other Iowa class vessels on display and in MARAD custody) and represents the pinnacle of battleship power.

It was the fastest and most powerful battleship ever to float (counting the guns, missile systems and protection offered) and is the image of what an effective battlewagon could be.

I personally saw her rounds landing and witnessed their effect from a range of 12 or so klicks. It is extremely impressive. Evidently the enemy tried to surrender to the UAV providing FAC for the 16" rifles after they were hit.

That said, if I had the choice I'd still prefer to have one of the converted SSGN's as my main force projector....not as traditional but more effective and less vulnerable.

Full broadsides in action. Firing high explosive shells the size of Volkswagens on Iraqi targets in Kuwait.





During her last commissioned year.




A sight never to be again seen. All 4 of the class sailing together.


[Edited 2005-02-22 20:35:55]


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13767 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7679 times:
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Gangut The Gangut class was the largest native class of battleship actually used by the USSR in WWII. They also served in WWI, but underwent extensive upgrades and modification over the years. With four triple 12 inch guns, the Gangut carried light firepower but potentially the highest overall rate of fire of any battleship in terms of heavy shells per minute. A WWI workhorse, the Gangut class was re-used throughout WWII, providing surface bombardment to support the Soviet advance through Germany; although a heavier battleship class, the Sovietski Soyuz, was under construction as WWII opened up, it was never brought into action, leaving the Gangut the largest Soviet battleship on record.

I can't tell if this is good or bad - I'm assuming bad...or at very least, not so good...


EDIT -

Ok, so when I changed two of the answers I was "on the fence" about, here's what I ended up with:



Yamato class (IJN Yamato) With a main armament consisting of nine 18.1/45 guns, the heaviest displacement of any battleship ever built, the Yamato is the monster of the battleship world. More armor, heavier weapons, and superior optics made this battleship something nobody else wanted to get close to. In the end, torpedos and bombers proved its end as aircraft carriers supplanted battleships as the kings of the sea. Few warships of today outmass it, and none have ever carried bigger guns or heavier armor. The Yamato was overawing beyond any doubt. The third planned Yamato class battleship was actually completed as an aircraft carrier.

Now THAT'S more like it!   Big thumbs up

[Edited 2005-02-22 20:19:02]


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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7670 times:

motext
Iowa class.


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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7658 times:

Interesting. I never knew the Soviets even fielded a battleship in WWII. Put some cage masts on that Gangut and it's almost got a look like the USS Mississippi.


If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7653 times:

motext
Iowa class.


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When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7650 times:

Well, the test says I am a Yamato class Battleship, which ain't bad. Except they were on the losing side.

That said, I did watch every episode of Star Blazers and can appreciate what a fine piece of equipment that class of vessel was.  Big grin

[Edited 2005-02-22 20:38:07]


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7641 times:

motext
Iowa class.


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I think I can live with being an Iowa.

I can't tell if this is good or bad - I'm assuming bad...or at very least, not so good...

Pretty bad, EA CO AS. The Ganguts were pretty much obsolete before they were completed and were more of a cross between a battleship and a battlecruiser than a true battleship. They WERE extensively modified, but pretty much fell into disrepair soon after refits and were used as little more than floating batteries by the Soviet Navy. There were four hulls built - Gangut, Petropavlovsk, Poltava, and Sevastopol. All except Sevastopol, which served in the Black Sea, served in the Baltic, The Russians also built two improved variant-classes, the Imperatritsa Mariya-class and the Imperator Nikolai I-class, but all units of these classes were scrapped before World War II.

[Edited 2005-02-22 20:47:22]


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7629 times:

YAMA YAMA
Yamato class (IJN Yamato)

With a main armament consisting of nine 18.1/45
guns, the heaviest displacement of any
battleship ever built, the Yamato is the
monster of the battleship world. More armor,
heavier weapons, and superior optics made this
battleship something nobody else wanted to get
close to. In the end, torpedos and bombers
proved its end as aircraft carriers supplanted
battleships as the kings of the sea. Few
warships of today outmass it, and none have
ever carried bigger guns or heavier armor. The
Yamato was overawing beyond any doubt.

The third planned Yamato class battleship
was actually completed as an aircraft carrier.


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I'll have to steer clear of SBD & TBM/TBFs I guess...


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7618 times:

SATL382G, DL021, ANCFlyer - all Yamato Class . . . is there a trend here?

Ian, some of your photos in reply #5 didn't make it.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

Smaj....I think it might say something for knowing that brute force and ignorance prevail when sophistication and persuasion fail. You can worry about being pretty, or fast, or easy to work on, but if you're interested in winning, you gotta swing the big lumber faster, longer and better than your opponent can pitch.

There should be 5 photos. I'm getting them all here. Which ones did not appear?

Ian



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7610 times:

Yamato class.

If you have an opinion on a topic, you should in detail express why you have the opinion and what made you come to that conclusion.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7611 times:

DL021, the last three: The two of Wisconsin during her last year and the one of all four together.

I agree, walk softly but carry a BIG damn stick and don't be afraid to use it. Nice guys finish last -always.

[Edited 2005-02-22 21:21:59]

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7609 times:

YAMA YAMA
Yamato class (IJN Yamato)

With a main armament consisting of nine 18.1/45
guns, the heaviest displacement of any
battleship ever built, the Yamato is the
monster of the battleship world. More armor,
heavier weapons, and superior optics made this
battleship something nobody else wanted to get
close to. In the end, torpedos and bombers
proved its end as aircraft carriers supplanted
battleships as the kings of the sea. Few
warships of today outmass it, and none have
ever carried bigger guns or heavier armor. The
Yamato was overawing beyond any doubt.

The third planned Yamato class battleship
was actually completed as an aircraft carrier.


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 Big thumbs up

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7601 times:

motext
Iowa class.


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Tom


User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7587 times:

I'm an Iowa too.... damn! I was hoping for the Graf Spee Big grin:D:D

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

venetio vittorio class
Vittorio Veneto class. (Vittorio Veneto, Roma,
Littorio.
)

The Italian battleship of WWII. Powerful and
relatively nimble at 30 knots, it was
nonetheless not quite as heavily armored and
turned out to be poorly protected against
torpedo attacks in spite of a combination of
interesting but largely ineffectual
innovations. Still a formidable foe, but in the
end more impressive in looks than any other
category. Although mounting three triple
turrets with unusually powerful 15/50 guns -
which had a very short barrel lifespan - the
Vittorio had a short operating radius and one
of the weakest anti-aircraft suites of any
battleship built after 1930. Although it was
officially intended to stay within the treaty
limit of 35,000 tons, it is generally
considered to have gone well beyond that.


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Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7577 times:

Kiwi - Graf Spee wasn't a true battleship. Although the Kriegsmarine classified her as a pocket battleship, Graf Spee and her sister Deutschland-class ships were more like light cruisers with a heavier armament, which is why a good many contemporary naval historians class them as "raiding cruisers."


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7574 times:

Richelieu
Richelieu class (Richelieu, Jean
Bart
)

Elegant, distinctive, innovative, and excellent.
The premier french battleship, and one of very
few battleships actually built that respected
the 35,000 ton displacement limitation set
forth in the Washington Treaty.

The Richelieu sported numerous unique
systems, such as foil-skinned bouyant foam
capsules to prevent taking on too much water
from torpedo hits, excellent void and and water
filled torpedo blisters, exceptionally well
designed armor, some of the best (and longest
range) 15 inch guns ever built with a unique
loading system. Although it started life with a
relatively weak anti-aircraft system on par
with the Vittorio Veneto, it was refitted by
the Allies during its rather eventful history
to carry a much heavier anti-aircraft suite.
This class was retired in the 1950s-1960s, with
the Richelieu being finally scrapped in
1970.

2x4 15/45
9 6/55
12 3.9/45
12 37mm (pre-refit #1)
24 13.2mm (pre-refit #1)
56 40mm (post-refit #1)
48 20mm (post-refit #2)
28 57mm (Jean Bart, post-war)
20 20mm (Jean Bart, post-war)



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Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7569 times:

Yamato class (IJN Yamato) With a main armament consisting of nine 18.1/45 guns, the heaviest displacement of any battleship ever built, the Yamato is the monster of the battleship world. More armor, heavier weapons, and superior optics made this battleship something nobody else wanted to get close to. In the end, torpedos and bombers proved its end as aircraft carriers supplanted battleships as the kings of the sea. Few warships of today outmass it, and none have ever carried bigger guns or heavier armor. The Yamato was overawing beyond any doubt. The third planned Yamato class battleship was actually completed as an aircraft carrier.


Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7565 times:

Wth...

Bismark
The Bismarck.

Pride and joy of Nazi Germany. (Bismarck and Tirpitz)

A legendary ship that sank the famous HMS Hood, and the most powerful German warship ever built. A crew topping 2000 men, full displacement just past 50,000 tons, and four paired 15 inch guns laid out a flexible and potent warship, potentially a match for just about any other warship in the North Sea. Unfortunately, in spite of good German optics and impressive statistics, the Bismark ended up getting toasted. Poorly supported by a relatively weak German navy, it also suffered from poor radar, bad fire control, and poor deck protection from long ranged fire. The Bismarck was designed with an eye towards the Baltic battles of WWI, and would have done very well in that situation.


25 Post contains images Airplanepics : Iowa class. Why are all the crew 'Lowa' class boats? Isnt that telling you all something?
26 KiwiNanday : Yeh, That you should make me crew!
27 Post contains images Airplanepics : There are somethings I aim to do in life, and your suggestion Kiwi..is not one of them
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31 Post contains links and images Myt332 : Banana Boat Battleship Quiz brought to you by Quizilla Signed Gkirk[Edited 2005-02-23 11:30:27]
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35 Post contains images KROC : I'm a Q-Beck Class Battleship. Pride of the Canadian Navy Signed, LHMark
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37 Post contains links and images Boeing4ever : Personally, I'd have preferred to be the Bismark or Prince of Wales, but hey, this ain't bad. Historical note...the third ship of this class was compl
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39 KiwiNanday : This was the heaviest single ship sunk in the war.
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41 Post contains links and images Srbmod : You are the USS Texas. You are the flagship for today's Third Texas Navyand a museum piece linked with the pride ofTexas. Built by the US navy with te
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48 Post contains links and images QR332 : Gangut The Gangut class was the largest native class ofbattleship actually used by the USSR in WWII.They also served in WWI, but underwentextensive up
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50 Post contains images SXFAN : Ten years after the Greek – Turkish War of 1897, the Hellenic Navy had only antiquated torpedo – ships and three battleships, manufactured in 188
51 Garnetpalmetto : SXFan - not to nitpick, but in terms of armor and armament, Averof, considering she was built as an Italian Pisa-class ship, was an armored cruiser. S
52 AGC525 : Yamoto Class Cool. I'd rather be a Bismark, though[Edited 2005-02-27 18:19:26]
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