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Odds & Sods (aka Non Modelling) => Got any good Links put them here => Topic started by: scooter on June 19, 2019, 05:27:29 pm

Title: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Naval Guns pt 2 (1650-1820
Post by: scooter on June 19, 2019, 05:27:29 pm
Room 40 - Signals Decryption and Intelligence Analysis in Bowler Hats (https://youtu.be/z84AwLIfqAI)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Room 40 SIGINT & Analysis
Post by: Old Wombat on June 19, 2019, 06:06:50 pm
That was cool! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Room 40 SIGINT & Analysis
Post by: kerick on June 19, 2019, 06:49:47 pm
Very interesting, thanks!
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMAS Sydney
Post by: scooter on June 20, 2019, 10:49:10 am
For our Antipodeans:
HMAS Sydney - Legendary fights with Angry Australians (https://youtu.be/_cObwTdbeAY)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMAS Sydney
Post by: Old Wombat on June 20, 2019, 07:07:56 pm
That was a good one! Thanks, scoot! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Battle of Samar
Post by: scooter on June 29, 2019, 08:40:59 am
The Battle of Samar - Odds? What are those? (https://youtu.be/4AdcvDiA3lE)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - French Pre-Dreadnoughts
Post by: scooter on July 13, 2019, 03:58:28 pm
French Pre-dreadnoughts - When Hotels Go To War (https://youtu.be/9ygXLnRAm-A)

The phrase "Burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp" comes to mind.
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - French Pre-Dreadnoughts
Post by: NARSES2 on July 14, 2019, 04:38:42 am
Some of these pre-Dreadnaughts are absolutely glorious  :thumbsup:

Trumpeter do a fair few kits of them as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - John Paul Jones
Post by: scooter on August 31, 2019, 05:04:00 pm
The Battle of Flamborough Head - Nice Ship, I'll Take It (https://youtu.be/w-jZ5qxlqjU)

Part of:

English Civil War II: Oceanic Boogaloo

 :wacko:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Saga of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
Post by: scooter on September 13, 2019, 06:44:15 pm
USS Franklin (CV-13) - What to do when everything is on fire (https://youtu.be/9tJh-XkVyYA)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
Post by: scooter on September 14, 2019, 06:28:00 am
For Canadian friends; a Five Minute Guide (more or less) on HMCS Magnificent (https://youtu.be/I-h-RFCpFVM)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Saga of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
Post by: Weaver on September 14, 2019, 03:13:35 pm
USS Franklin (CV-13) - What to do when everything is on fire (https://youtu.be/9tJh-XkVyYA)

Jesus Christ.... :o :o :o
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Saga of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
Post by: rickshaw on September 14, 2019, 06:17:11 pm
USS Franklin (CV-13) - What to do when everything is on fire (https://youtu.be/9tJh-XkVyYA)

Jesus Christ.... :o :o :o

Well, I hate to say it but that is what happens when you have wooden decks, instead of armoured ones, mixed with highly flammable AVGAS and HE.  On a British carrier the call would be for them to "man brooms" and they'd sweep any wreckage over the side.
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Saga of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 16, 2019, 08:26:29 am
USS Franklin (CV-13) - What to do when everything is on fire (https://youtu.be/9tJh-XkVyYA)

Jesus Christ.... :o :o :o

Well, I hate to say it but that is what happens when you have wooden decks, instead of armoured ones, mixed with highly flammable AVGAS and HE.  On a British carrier the call would be for them to "man brooms" and they'd sweep any wreckage over the side.

Not quite as simple as that, I'm afraid, Brian. True the HE bomb may have done "superficial" damage on the flight deck but the AP bomb may well have penetrated the armoured flight deck of a British carrier & exploded in the hangar deck. On a British carrier of the time this was a major disaster as the enclosed hangar deck would have made the resulting damage even more devastating than it was aboard the Franklin, possibly ripping open the flight deck to allow burning fuel & explosives into the hangar deck but definitely rupturing fuel lines & ripping holes into the lower deck spaces into which burning fuel could pour.

There are good & bad points to both carrier design practices & there are good reasons BOTH navies went with both armoured fight & hangar decks with open sides post-war.

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
Post by: rickshaw on September 17, 2019, 03:38:58 am
In part I agree, Guy.  However, no British Fleet Carrier suffered a catastrophic penetration like the Franklin did during the war.  The worst was Illustrious in what, 1941 in the Mediterranean?  There, bombs from Stukas penetrated what was found to be faulty Czech made armour plates on the flight deck.   No other Fleet Carrier was made with those plates.  The Fleet Carriers in the Pacific suffered several hits from Kamikazes and survived.

HMS Formidable (R67)  26 March 1945
HMS Indefatigable  1 April 1945
HMS Indomitable  4 May 1945
HMS Formidable (R67)  4 May 1945
HMS Victorious (R38)   4 May 1945
HMS Victorious (R38)   9 May 1945

In all cases, they remained operational.  Compare that to the US carriers which suffered one or two hits and had to retire, generally.

There were reasons why the US Navy opted for wooden decks.  They believed it was easier to produce a carrier quickly with such decks.  It was up to the carrier's CAP to protect it from attacking aircraft.  In the case of Franklin it was circumstance that exposed it to the attack from the Japanese aircraft.  It was circumstance that her radar wasn't working, that left her open to the attack with a great deal of her gun crews absent, below getting food/sleep.   

I wonder what the resulting change to ship routine was after the Franklin attack?

Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Saga of the USS Franklin (CV-13)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 18, 2019, 07:06:37 am

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.

Same here
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
Post by: scooter on September 18, 2019, 07:53:14 am

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.

Same here

That's why I shared it and to show what happens when everything that can go wrong does, but the crew manages to save the ship, unlike HMIJNS Taiho.
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
Post by: rickshaw on September 18, 2019, 06:00:41 pm

I can only admire the way those brave young men stayed cool & calm enough to fight to save their ship &, in the face of incredible odds, to succeed.

Same here

That's why I shared it and to show what happens when everything that can go wrong does, but the crew manages to save the ship, unlike HMIJNS Taiho.

I wonder if that was because of superior training and also more than likely all her damage was from the top down, rather than from the bottom up (and Franklin  had her watertight doors closed) and so the Franklin's hull was intact, whereas the Taiho's wasn't?
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMCS Magnificent
Post by: Weaver on September 21, 2019, 12:02:21 pm
US Navy film about the damage to the Franklin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn7EUyQ-pBA
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - US Navy Fighting Sail 1815-60
Post by: scooter on October 05, 2019, 07:38:15 am
The Forgotten Fleet: US Navy Fighting Sail 1815-1860 (https://youtu.be/z3JGnhe7L-Q)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - US Navy Fighting Sail 1815-60
Post by: scooter on October 26, 2019, 05:49:46 am
Aircraft Carriers- From Kite Carriers to Conversions (1800-1930) (https://youtu.be/DZA2NwyEdK4)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - US Navy Fighting Sail 1815-60
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 26, 2019, 08:41:36 am

Aircraft Carriers- From Kite Carriers to Conversions (1800-1930)[/url

 (https://youtu.be/DZA2NwyEdK4)

Fascinating, but where does the '5 minute' bit come from? It's a 45 min vid, but well worth watching.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - US Navy Fighting Sail 1815-60
Post by: scooter on October 26, 2019, 04:56:54 pm

Aircraft Carriers- From Kite Carriers to Conversions (1800-1930)[/url

 (https://youtu.be/DZA2NwyEdK4)

Fascinating, but where does the '5 minute' bit come from? It's a 45 min vid, but well worth watching.  :thumbsup:

He'll do a 5 minute video, more or less, on a specific ship.  His extended videos are usually suggested videos, and on something like the development of a class of ships, he'll break it out into multiple extended videos
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - 2d Russian Pacific Sqdn
Post by: scooter on November 30, 2019, 07:19:24 am
The two part Voyage of the Damned , with bonus 5 minute video on the Kamchatka:

Part 1:
The Russian 2nd Pacific Squadron - Voyage of the Damned (https://youtu.be/9Mdi_Fh9_Ag)

Part 2:
Battle of Tsushima - When the 2nd Pacific Squadron thought it couldn't get any worse... (https://youtu.be/BXpj6nK5ylo)

Bonus Content:
The curse of the Imperial Russian Navy:
Kamchatka - Guide -151 (https://youtu.be/DCrAQFBUFlU)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - 2d Russian Pacific Sqdn
Post by: Old Wombat on November 30, 2019, 04:05:46 pm
Watched those a while ago. Good for a real laugh if you need one. ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - USN v IJN DC
Post by: scooter on January 29, 2020, 05:05:15 pm
American and Japanese Damage Control in WW2 (https://youtu.be/iC6LN3U5ELk)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - USN v IJN DC in WW2
Post by: Old Wombat on January 29, 2020, 07:46:14 pm
Already half way through watching it. Had to take a break to take my daughter to get her car & go to the Post Office. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - USN v IJN DC in WW2
Post by: scooter on February 14, 2020, 05:43:59 pm
The Mark 14 Torpedo - Failure is like onions (https://youtu.be/eQ5Ru7Zu_1I)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - USN Mk 14 Torpedo
Post by: scooter on February 27, 2020, 05:27:27 pm
A Short History of Ships Cats - Floating Felines, Maritime Moggies and Kleptomaniac Kittens (https://youtu.be/M7HIY0GTEC8)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Ships Cats =^.^=
Post by: NARSES2 on February 28, 2020, 06:38:04 am
 :thumbsup:

In one of Dad's old crew photos there's a black moggie proudly sitting on the Skipper's lap.

On the other hand dad also told the tale of a skipper who had a dog on board, which on one long trip jumped overboard  :-\ Although he always reckoned it was booted overboard because it was a right little yappy so and so.
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Armed Merchantmen
Post by: scooter on March 05, 2020, 05:40:10 pm
Armed Merchant Cruisers and Raiders - Bearing Deadly Cargo (https://youtu.be/0Ciw6vXasC0)

Also cross-posted in "In the Navy - Inspiration" thread
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Double Feature
Post by: scooter on March 14, 2020, 10:44:20 am
Operation Ten-Go - The bigger they come, the harder they fall (https://youtu.be/xCkfPeMls7s)

And

USS Tang (Extended) (https://youtu.be/KLPiritnVDI)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - The Battle of Coronel
Post by: scooter on March 18, 2020, 05:50:47 am
The Battle of Coronel - Sundown in the Eastern Pacific (https://youtu.be/NOAwBoZHA5k)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - Naval Guns (1400-1650)
Post by: scooter on March 25, 2020, 07:23:44 am
Naval Guns (1400 to 1650) - Things that make you go Boom (https://youtu.be/loldlSJ4k_8)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMS Thunderchild
Post by: scooter on April 01, 2020, 07:26:36 am
HMS Thunderchild - A bad day to be a Tripod (https://youtu.be/pQBund8uLmo)

And bonus Warhammer 40k:

Emperor Class (https://youtu.be/iC1o_9sGqkA)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMS Thunderchild
Post by: Weaver on April 01, 2020, 05:08:29 pm
That drawing he's had done for his version of the Thunderchild is really good - instant whiff of course...
Title: Re: Drachinifel's 5 minute guides to Warships - HMS Thunderchild
Post by: rickshaw on April 01, 2020, 11:20:49 pm
HMS Thunderchild - A bad day to be a Tripod (https://youtu.be/pQBund8uLmo)
I can see her now, thundering across the waves...
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration (Naval Lore, Legends & Logistics) - Nelson Pt1
Post by: scooter on April 29, 2020, 06:45:12 am
Drachinifel's Rum Ration (Naval Lore, Legends & Logistics) - Nelson Part 1 (https://youtu.be/utQjIWF2Dhc)

"What has poor Horatio done, who is so weak, that he, above all the rest. should be sent to rough it out at sea?  But let him come; and the first time we go into action, a cannon ball may knock off his head, and provide for him at once." 
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration (Naval Lore, Legends & Logistics) - Range finding
Post by: scooter on May 27, 2020, 08:07:19 am
Range-finding and Fire Control - Plotting Your Demise (https://youtu.be/cbXyAzGtIX8)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration (Naval Lore, Legends & Logistics) - Range Finding
Post by: scooter on June 10, 2020, 08:23:27 am
The Great White Fleet - The Party is On (https://youtu.be/nbV3qRIh-ro)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration (Naval Lore, Legends & Logistics) - Nelson Part 2
Post by: scooter on June 17, 2020, 09:31:39 am
Admiral Horation Nelson (Part 2) - From Captain to Victory (https://youtu.be/0c6gkFmEhpU)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Western Approaches Command
Post by: scooter on June 24, 2020, 06:12:04 am
Western Approaches Command - Fighting UBoats with WRENs (https://youtu.be/mU08NA6iUYQ)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Western Approaches Command
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2020, 03:36:50 pm
Western Approaches Command - Fighting UBoats with WRENs (https://youtu.be/mU08NA6iUYQ)

That is a great little museum, worth going to Liverpool just for that if WW2 is your interest.
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Naval Guns pt 2 (1650-1820)
Post by: scooter on July 08, 2020, 08:10:31 am
Part 2 of Drach's History of Naval Guns
Naval Guns (1650 to 1820) - Stop blowing holes in my ship! (https://youtu.be/cCF-yST2E3w)
Title: Re: Drachinifel's Rum Ration - Naval Guns pt 2 (1650-1820
Post by: Old Wombat on July 08, 2020, 09:18:48 am
Just finished watching it about an hour ago. :thumbsup: