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From Drachinifel at 2021-10-24 12:00:04

The Drydock - Episode 169

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:38 - Why were the Atlanta class cruisers used in ship-to-ship combat instead of in their proper role as AA defense? 00:03:36 - Were 7th Fleet's battleships needed at Surigao Strait? 00:07:48 - How much of an effect did Soviet submarines and the Soviet Navy, in general, have on the war? 00:11:36 - If the Japanese had decided to ignore the risk to large ships they thought there was and sent the actual battleships in to Guadalcanal not just the two Kongo battlecruisers which of the battleships would have been most useful to them? 00:16:21 - How does operational doctrine advance with technology? 00:23:40 - How are those damage report drawings made for ships that area lost? 00:27:09 - Why was San Diego such a large/important naval base? 00:30:36 - Class name passing down on the loss of the class ship? 00:34:07 - Most accurate naval guns? 00:40:15 - 1916 Navy Bill with no WW1? 00:44:46 - HMS Queen Elizabeth and Valiant were said to be the most modernized of the QEs, however, Warspite was also modernized. What where the major differences between the different two and were there any plans on modernizing Barham and Malaya? 00:49:57 - U-Boats encounters with dazzle camo? 00:52:47 - Why did no other countries have a 'super-heavy' battleship shell? 01:00:04 - Did the world navies learn anything from the American Civil War aside from turreted guns on metal hulls are good? 01:03:11 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-23 12:00:16

Wapen von Hamburg - Guide 254

The Wapen von Hamburg, a galleon of the port of Hamburg's commerce protection fleet, is today's subject. Model photos credit: McKarri Read more about the ship here: https://www.hk24.de/ueber-uns/geschichte-handelskammer-hamburg-1140580 https://medien-verlag.de/wp-content/uploads/9783937843124.pdf Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-22 21:42:59

Fightcamp 2021

Some other fun I got up to this summer, with the most excellent Matt Easton of Scholagladitoria: https://youtube.com/c/scholagladiatoria Drop me an email for source footage and unused footage

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-20 12:00:29

The Development of US Navy Tactics (1939-1945) - ...to Global Domination

Today we talk with author and historian Trent Hone on the continuing development of the USN's tactics and planning from its during the course of the war that shaped it into the worlds most powerful navy. Find out more from 'Learning War' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-War-Trent-Hone-author/dp/1682472930/ https://trenthone.com/learning-war/ An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-17 11:42:15

The Drydock - Episode 168

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:44 - Did India have a separate navy like Australia or Canada? 00:02:48 - Preferred qualities of ship captains? 00:11:23 - Are Kongo's battleships or battlecruisers? 00:17:07 - Why did the Japanese lose the Guadalcanal campaign when it seems to be the kind of fighting the IJN was designed for? 00:24:52 - What did the Russians gain from their post-WW2 prize ships? 00:27:38 - How do you salvage a ship like Leonardo da Vinci? 00:30:18 - Were the Italian battleship rebuilds a waste of time and money? 00:35:30 - Why so many battleships randomly exploding? 00:41:30 - The theory was that large 6-inch gun cruisers could match large 8-inch gun cruisers (assuming they were all roughly Treaty-bound cruisers) through higher rates of fire and more numerous shells per salvo. Do you think this theory held up in WWII, or was it never proven one way or another? 00:44:59 - What are some good/authoritative sources for ship paint schemes and appearances through time? 00:49:09 - What are the best/funniest instances of naval bureaucratic warfare among the European powers? 00:54:00 - Is there a realistic alternate history where the French win or draw at the Battle of the Nile? Was the "floating fortress" strategy so flawed that it couldn't have worked, or was Nelson's victory less assured that has been assumed since? 00:57:45 - When did private warships die away? 01:02:04 - Why did the German's persist with sliding breech blocks on warships? 01:05:05 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-16 12:00:01

Jesus of Lubeck - Guide 253

The Jesus of Lubeck, a galleon of the Elizabethan-era Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/Rule-Waves-Arthur-Herman/dp/0060534257 The Tudor Venturers - Selected from The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation Made by Sea Or Over Land Tudor Sea Power - The Foundation of Greatness Henry VIII - The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-15 19:00:30

Dystopian Wars - Battlegroup Hypatia, submariners of ice!

Today, we have the second wave of Antarctican vessels from Dystopian Wars to preview! Dystopian Wars is a Jules Verne-style Steampunk/Sci-fi naval (and air) tabletop wargame originally produced by Spartan Games, the IP was purchased by Warcradle Studios several years ago when Spartan collapsed. Any tips/tricks improvements for this kind of video are welcome, I have plenty more models and game systems to look over (including every model made for Victory at Sea) if you like this occasional format.

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-13 12:00:11

Countering Plan Z - What would the Royal Navy have done?

The first 1,000 people to use this link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/drachinifel10211 Today we look at what the RN fleet might've been like without the outbreak of WW2 if they'd had to plan to counter Germany's Plan Z. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleship-Norman-Friedman/dp/1848322259 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-Wars-After-ebook/dp/B019EJVJS4 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Destroyers-Frigates-Second-World/dp/1526702827 www.amazon.co.uk/Last-British-Battleship-Vanguard-1946-1960/dp/1526752263 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Aircraft-Carriers-Development-Histories/dp/1848321384 https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1939/mar/16/navy-estimates-1939 https://www.naval-history.net/WW2CampaignRoyalNavy.htm A War Fleet Built for Peace: British Naval Rearmament in the 1930s and the Dilemma of Deterrence versus Defence - Eric J. Grove Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-10 11:59:11

The Drydock - Episode 167

00:00:00 - Intro 00:47:11 - How effective was musket fire on an Age of Sail vessel? 00:04:17 - Where is the line drawn between a frigate and a ship of the line? 00:09:49 - How do the main batteries of Bismarck, Richelieu and Roma stack up when compared against each other? Excluding propellent and faulty shells. 00:14:37 - Do you think that the reputation of Royal Navy carriers in WW2 as good hulls but with lackluster air groups is fairly earned? 00:21:01 - Should the RN have built the F3 battlecruisers instead of the Nelsons? 00:26:13 - Torpedo nets on ships? 00:30:10 - Did the switch from a combined sail/steam propulsion to steam only come with a new hull form? 00:32:56 - In the much published photo of IJN Mikuma burning after Midway, there are some cylindrical protrusions on the side. They resemble torpedoes but look way to massive. What exactly is going on? 00:34:50 - In reference to naval miniature games; what use or importance is having destroyers or light cruisers? Also, can you recommend any good books on ww1 era battlecruisers? 00:37:26 - Why are there no British battleships with triple barreled main gun turrets except for the Nelson class? 00:42:07 - What's the deal with Mr. Hollom singing with the crew in Master and Commander? Did he do something wrong, everyone acts like he did but the guy was just singing, what's the big deal? 00:45:18 - Assuming there is no large sea canal building done in the 19th and early 20th century; e.g. No Suez, Kiel, or Panama Canals how does this impact naval construction considerations, alternate basing construction, and fleet size and composition decisions for the major naval powers? 00:54:04 - Are the two admiral Cunninghams of the ww2 royal navy somehow related? 00:55:39 - Did the Adventure Class and her daughters have more in common with, or develop from, Second or Third Class Protected Cruisers? 00:59:22 - What were the US alternatives for the Oerlikon 20 mm cannon, and the Bofors 40 mm gun? 01:02:11 - What is a 'main truck'? 01:05:44 - Channel Admin / US Trip / 250k subs comp An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-09 12:00:04

MN Henri IV - Guide 252

The Henri IV, a unique coastal defence battleship of the French Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/French-Battleships-World-War-One/dp/1848322542 www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1860-1905/dp/0851771335 www.amazon.co.uk/Development-Modern-Navy-French-1871-1904/dp/0870211412 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-06 12:00:34

Battle of the Falkland Islands - Von Spee's Last Stand

After Coronel, one last roll of the dice awaiting von Spee, but a mixture of bad luck and politics had sent of the RN's best Admiral's to opposed him... Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Battles-Coronel-Falklands-1914/dp/1783462795/ http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1412Falklands.htm www.amazon.co.uk/Coronel-Falkland-Barrie-Pitt/dp/179069650X www.amazon.co.uk/Great-War-Sea-Naval-History/dp/1107036909 www.amazon.co.uk/Great-War-Sea-Naval-1914-1919/dp/184832183X www.amazon.co.uk/Fighting-Great-War-Sea-Technology-ebook/dp/B00SGC4WYY Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-03 13:01:00

The Drydock - Episode 166

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:42 - Unusual ways proposed to kill a submarine 00:03:52 - Battle-carriers 00:14:11 - What was the role of escort carriers in the landings of the european theatre of war? 00:18:03 - How did Beatty get command of the Grand Fleet given his record of handling the battlecruisers, especially at Jutland? 00:21:37 - US subs and their torpedo tubes 00:27:30 - Best ship designed but never built and the opposite 00:31:19 - Why did the UK try to build ships in accordance with the 2nd London Naval Treaty? 00:36:04 - Most expensive warship ever built by % GDP 00:39:52 - Did the Soviets have a pacific fleet in WWII between 1939-1945? 00:42:03 - 'All the guns of a warship' collab? 00:43:39 - How did aircraft needing repair get transferred to Royal Navy maintenance carriers? Could this happen at sea? Did the aircraft need to be at least flight worthy so they could land on? 00:46:36 - Kriegsmarine / SS interaction? 00:48:50 - Why is the name Enterprise so iconic? 00:53:34 - How much does the coriolis effect affect naval gunnery? 00:57:12 - Homogenous British squadrons at the Battle of Jutland? 01:02:59 - Why the 15"/45, why not keep using the 15"/42? 01:05:54 - Type D / STS armour effectiveness? 01:13:04 - What happened to the navies of the Baltic countries when they were annexed? 01:14:17 - Which navy do you think had the most efficient/best superstructures for battleships, cruisers and destroyers? 01:19:24 - In the evolution of the modern navy, what, in your opinion, are the most critical turning points that drove the organization of western european seapower to completely eclipse their rivals. 01:27:09 - What did Samuel Pepy do for the Royal Navy? 01:30:03 - With the various expansion plans being espoused pre-WW2 for the various world navies which ones of these were essentially going to outstrip their nation's abilities to build and/or support these ships? 01:38:43 - Lowered quarterdecks were common on many dreadnaughts through WWI and were often seen sporting the rearmost turret. The fast battleships of WWII seemed to have shortened or fully eliminated the decks. Why the widespread design change? 01:44:04 - Was British WW1 strategy sound? 01:53:07 - Did Italian ships have to look good? 01:54:33 - Did Halsey face any kind of serious punishment for his handling of Battle of the Leyte Gulf/Battle off Samar? 01:58:13 - First ship to sail the seven seas? 02:01:30 - History of Hydrodynamics 02:06:45 - What are some major WWII and WWI wrecks that have some hope of being salvaged, as opposed to decaying until non-existence? 02:11:50 - Fast carriers and slower escorts 02:15:36 - What physical factors prevent battleship guns on small hulls? 02:18:33 - In your opinion, what were the three most brilliant tactical decisions by admirals of the Royal Navy during WW2, and what were the three worst tactical blunders? 02:22:40 - Was flash protection disabled within the Grand Fleet in a manner similar to the Battle Cruiser Fleet? 02:24:51 - Who are your 3 most favorite pirate captains in history, and why? 02:27:54 - Why were IJN captains so cautious? 02:30:34 - Battleship construction in the early 1930's? 02:37:46 - Shimose Powder 02:40:58 - Mysterious lost ship 02:43:19 - Why didn't Seymour use a cheat sheet? 02:44:46 - What is the perception of Captain Kennedy attacking Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with the Rawalpindi? 02:48:53 - Differences in seaplane doctrine between the USN and IJN? 02:54:24 - Could other battleships have been upgraded like the Iowas? 02:59:42 - How did Paravanes work? 03:03:14 - The Claw of Archimedes 03:11:31 - USS Boise in ABDA Command? 03:14:58 - Why did South American countries get Brooklyn's instead of Town's or Cleveland's? 03:17:35 - When an "Admiral raises their flag" what does this entail? 03:23:45 - How was counter-flooding done? 03:26:34 - Opinion on "Winning a Future War"? 03:37:32 - How was what "Rate" a Ship of the Line had determined? 03:42:44 - Best first effort at a super-dreadnought? 03:48:15 - Tarkin Doctrine in Axis Fleets? 03:51:04 - Could HMS Dreadnought have served at Jutland? 03:54:27 - Could Germany could have successfully invaded Sweden? 03:56:44 - How well did Captains know enemy vessels in the WWII era?

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-02 12:00:13

USS Des Moines - Guide 251

The Des Moines class, the last heavy cruisers of the United States Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Cruisers-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/1682477592 www.amazon.co.uk/US-Heavy-Cruisers-1943-75-Post-war/dp/178200632X Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-10-02 00:03:10

The Drydock - Episode 166 (Live Segment) - 3rd October 2021

Answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-29 12:00:17

The Adriatic Campaign in WW1 - Battles a Lissa bit smaller

After the Bombardment on Ancona, the 'Kleine Krieg' took over the Adriatic, but the opening years didn't go especially well for the Allies. Sources: Georg von Trapp: To The Last Salute Dr Csonkaréti Károly: Császári és királyi hadihajók Austro-Hugarian Navy ship photos - hajoregiszter.hu http://www.grupsom.com/Sommergibili/balilla1.html Original Language Translation and Research - Karl von Gazenburg Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-26 12:13:27

The Drydock -- Episode 165

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:35 - If the Canadian Naval Aid Bill of 1912 had been successfully passed by the Borden government and 3 Canadian Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships had been laid down and launched as soon as practicable what would have been their impact on WW1, the Washington and London Naval treaties and WW2? 00:11:43 - What is the history of ship-to-ship signalling, particularly between enemy ships? When did signals become standardized so that a particular signal would be understood universally? 00:13:55 - Given the losses sustained by the Imperial Russian Navy in the Russo Japanese War, come 1914 just how effectively had the Tsar's navy 'recovered' for the outbreak of World War One? 00:17:37 - I know you don’t do modern ships. But what do you consider ‘modern’? Is Korean War content now viable for example? 00:20:17 - Do you think sail power has a future in the modern shipping industry? 00:22:38 - How much freeboard does a battleship need? 00:23:33 - What are the cylindrical structures on top of some WW2 era destroyer and cruiser based torpedo launchers? 00:25:51 - Ships with front-mounted propellors? 00:31:00 - How were the very large muzzle loading guns on ships like HMS Thunderer reloaded? 00:35:05 - Prize ships crews rising up? 00:37:50 - When did the navy switch from morse to voice in radio communications? (short distance, battle etc) 00:40:30 - Naval contributions of Missouri? 00:41:42 - Could Admiral Spee have commanded the HSF? 00:49:04 - Large ships with torpedoes as a main battery? 00:51:53 - Why did the French fleet not sail to join the Allies in 1942? 00:56:53 - How did smoke generators on destroyers/cruisers work? 00:58:39 - Submarine fleet screens? An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-25 12:00:22

HMS Mersey - Guide 250

The Mersey class, last wooden frigates of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Warships-Age-Sail-1817-1863-ebook/dp/B00SGC4V9K www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-Victorian-Norman-Friedman/dp/184832099X www.amazon.co.uk/Battleships-Transition-Creation-Battlefleet-1815-60/dp/085177315X Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-22 12:00:18

Ships of the Imperial Japanese Army - Much Maru About Something

Today we take a look at the surface shipping of the Imperial Japanese Army (submarines are a separate subject), why they built them and the main types that stood out above the usual fleet of transports and tankers. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Military-Innovation-Interwar-Period-Williamson-ebook/dp/B00D2WQE4E www.amazon.co.uk/Imperial-Japanese-Army-Vessels-1894-ebook/dp/B0878QZYXY www.amazon.co.uk/Imperial-Japanese-Army-Vessels-1894-ebook/dp/B0879512XG www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1922-1946/dp/0851771467 http://www.combinedfleet.com/Rikugun-sen.htm Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-19 12:40:45

The Drydock - Episode 164

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - How effective was Tirpitz's AA and its upgrades? 00:02:58 - Were the crew of the Hilfskreuzers protected as combatants or were they considered not eligible because of the tactics they used? 00:03:59 - During the Yamato's final stand, why did it not last nearly as long as her sister ship the Musashi as they were similar ships? 00:06:53 - Was there ever a case where a merchant raider actually passed visual inspection succesfully and are there any records of how they did it ? 00:09:05 - Curve of deck on age of sail ships 00:13:46 - The 'Standard' Battleship, strengths and weaknesses 00:23:00 - Did the Germans actually put the captured port of Narvik to use? Couldn’t the allies intercept any ships or convoys from Narvik back to Germany? 00:25:33 - Could you explain a little about ship-borne radar and its evolution, specifically how this affected the ability to detect other vessels. How much did different navys rely on radar for spotting during World War II and up to the cold war and how was the float plane affected? 00:33:59 - Was there any plan to refloat and re equip the tirpitz after its sinking? 00:35:24 - Why did the battlecruisers effectively disappear after Jutland? 00:39:27 - Reactions to the sinking of the Mary Rose and Vasa? 00:42:09 - In "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors", Hornfischer states the the escort carriers each operated a single combination squadron comprised of Wildcats and Avengers. What was the reasoning behind having a combined squadron rather than separate but undersized fighter and bomber squadrons. 00:48:37 - Contributions of Jacques Stosskopf to WW2 00:54:30 - Battle flags at Jutland 00:59:47 - Analysis of other ship disasters? 01:04:09 - Aircraft carrier speeds in operation 01:07:06 - Channel Admin / Battleships Book An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-18 12:00:34

USS Merrimack - Guide 249

The Merrimack class, last wooden frigates of the United States Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/Merrimack-Biography-Frigate-American-History/dp/1622736745 www.amazon.co.uk/Old-Steam-Navy-Frigates-1990-06-06/dp/B01HCAG1VC www.amazon.co.uk/Civil-Navies-1855-1883-U-S-Warship/dp/041597870X Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-16 10:40:55

General Naval Chat (Live from Tankfest - Hopefully)

A relaxed mid-month evening stream and naval chat as requested by the viewers. Questions from the chat will be take and answered

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-15 12:00:21

The Regia Marina in WW2 - The Under-appreciated Navy (w. Vincent O'Hara)

Today we talk with special guest, author and historian Vincent O'Hara about the Italian Navy in WW2 and where it stands in history. Find out more about Mr O'Hara and his works here: https://www.vohara.com/ www.amazon.co.uk/Struggle-Middle-Sea-Mediterranean-1940-1945/dp/1591141966 www.amazon.co.uk/Clash-Fleets-Vincent-P-OHara-ebook/dp/B06W2N5M3C www.amazon.co.uk/Passage-Perilous-Convoy-Battles-Twentieth-Century-ebook/dp/B07KS8FNYL www.amazon.co.uk/Crown-Waves-Great-Navies-First/dp/1612510825 www.amazon.co.uk/Seas-Contested-Seven-Navies-Second/dp/1591146461 www.amazon.co.uk/Six-Victories-Mediterranean-November-1941-March-ebook/dp/B07Z6GYHSP www.amazon.co.uk/Torch-Africa-Victory-Vincent-2015-09-15/dp/B017WQP2AM Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-12 12:01:47

The Drydock - Episode 163

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - Would the Tillman designs and other 20' armed ships actually have become a legitimate ship built and used had it not been for the Washington and London naval treaties? 00:03:16 - What is your favorite warship that served in WWII that is NOT from the 5 washington treaty signers (including RCN and RAN as kinda "part" of RN) nor from Germany? 00:05:27 - Can you sum up the damages HMS Vailant received when her drydock collapsed in 43? 00:07:46 - Were armored conning towers ever a good idea? 00:12:23 - When did it beome generally illegal to mount military grade wrapons on a private vessel? 00:18:02 - Is it possible to convert a distributed armour scheme to an all-or-nothing scheme? Were all-or-nothing schemes considered by Britain and Germany for their Dreadnoughts/battle cruisers pre the launch of the Nevada class? 00:22:39 - What is you favorite heroic act of an individual serving on a warship? 00:25:16 - In the run up to WW1 Germany decides not to try to match the British Grand Fleet and instead just builds a small costal defense fleet. Is there anything the Royal Navy could do to significantly impact the outcome now that it doesn't have a large enemy fleet to worry about? 00:28:23 - Why did nations not just totally cheat or just walk away from The Washington Naval Treaty - who was going to say you cheating and enforce the rules? 00:34:30 - What under the treaties counted as disarming/decommissioning/rendering no longer war like, a ship? 00:36:55 - Who do you think would win and arms race determined by number of hulls between the U.S. Navy at its peak (late WW2 era?) and the Royal Navy at it's peak. (build up to WWl era?) 00:41:13 - Fuel for ships galleys 00:44:12 - Upgrades/Modernisations that did not work aesthetically? 00:47:20 - Given the penny-pinching character of Congress in the late 19th century, did the USN consider adopting a jeune ecole fleet mix in the 1890s as a strictly coastal defense force? 00:49:08 - What does CV mean? 00:53:33 - Out of all the ships the Allies and Axis deployed to Southeast Asian/Indian Ocean waters in 1940-41, which did the most damage to the opposing war machine? Was any ship/crew/captain able to effectively replicate what von Muller did with the Emden in 1914? 00:56:32 - How did all guns forward shorten the belt? 01:07:05 - Channel Admin / Tankfest / Upcoming Book An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-11 12:00:03

USS Tennessee (CA) - Guide 248

The Tennessee class, armoured cruisers of the United States Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Cruisers-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/1682477592 www.amazon.co.uk/US-Cruisers-1883-1904-Lawrence-Burr/dp/1846032679 www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Armored-Cruisers-Operational-History/dp/0870217143 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-08 12:00:10

The Impact of Mahan on Naval History - Decisively more than just battles

Today we take a brief look at what Mahan actually said when it came to naval tactics, and why there is a lot more to him than just 'decisive battle' Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-Power-Upon-History-1660-1783-ebook/dp/B004TQHBAI www.amazon.co.uk/Mahan-Naval-Warfare-Dover-Maritime/dp/0486407292 www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-French-Revolution-Empire-1793-1812/dp/198760749X Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-05 11:27:21

The Drydock - Episode 162

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - Why did pre-dreadnoughts and early dreadnoughts have such poor anti-torpedo protection? Torpedoes and mines were not a new thing around 1900. 00:04:04 - Why didn't the Royal Navy build any more heavy cruisers after York class? 00:07:11 - What is your opinion of the Italian Francesco Caracciolo class super-dreadnoughts? Was there any possibility of getting the lead ship completed? 00:14:45 - Had the Bofors and Oerlikon not existed, what in your opinion would have made up the AA defences on allied ships late war ... and how effective would these alternate systems have been against the gold standard of Bofors/Oerlikon? 00:20:58 - What if the Dunkerques were seized in port? 00:26:11 - Which is the more efficient gun layout: three triples in traditional fore and aft, or two triples with two twins superfiring? 00:29:35 - What weapon were navies worried about that didn’t exist or wasn’t as effective as they thought it was? 00:33:45 - Why do you think the U.S Congress for the most part of U.S Navy history never gave them the funding they needed and how did it effect U.S Naval Doctine ? 00:39:56 - Admiral Fisher vs Admiral King 00:41:31 - Machinery on battlecruisers 00:44:04 - What was the normal process for shipyards designing ships? How many iterations of a plan did they go through and how often did they outsource the work? 00:48:40 - How secret were Yamato's guns? 00:50:42 - How does World War II go if the Japanese attack the Philippines but not Pearl Harbor in December 1941? 00:54:32 - Frigate and Ship of the Line Command 00:57:35 - Meaning of galley? 00:59:53 - Iowa's top speed and it's uses? 01:03:29 - Channel Admin / USA Trip / 250k subs competition An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-04 12:00:02

HMS Exeter - Guide 267

HMS Exeter, a small heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-Wars-After/dp/1848320787 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Empire-Warships-Second-World/dp/1853672777 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-War-II/dp/0870219227 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-03 11:45:04

The Drydock - Episode 161 (Live Segment) - 4th September 2021

Answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2021-09-01 12:00:31

The Barbary States - The Final Yarrs

Today we start to look at the last half-century of the history of the Barbary States and how they eventually became the architects of their own demise. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Pirate-Killers-Royal-African-Pirates/dp/1848842406 www.amazon.co.uk/Barbary-Wars-American-Independence-Atlantic-ebook/dp/B000SBTWN2 www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Jefferson-Tripoli-Pirates-Forgotten-ebook/dp/B00SI0B5GW Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-29 11:43:46

The Drydock - Episode 161

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - With and without hindsight, how did the scales between battleships and carriers balance in mid december 1941? 00:06:39 - The decoration of sail ships? 00:11:17 - What if Seppings had been born earlier? 00:18:08 - Medical Capabilities of WWII navies 00:21:51 - How exactly would a navy go about selling used warships? How does this process differ between selling a ship for scraping, civilian conversion, or use by another navy? 00:25:56 - U-Boat co-ordination with Bismarck's break-out? 00:29:56 - Why the comparative lack of RN factionalism in WW1 and the Interwar years? 00:33:44 - Why would a warship be carrying the flag of an enemy nation onboard? 00:36:27 - How large could you build a capital ship be it a ship of the line or a battleship? 00:40:16 - Level bombing warships 00:43:28 - Admiral Lee, sniper 00:45:44 - Rich people buying ships for the navy? 00:49:48 - Railways and navies 00:52:37 - Godfroy and Gensoul switch places? 00:58:02 - Best Royal Navy Destroyer commanders of WWII? 01:00:42 - REAL naval actions of WWII you think would make good movies? 01:03:23 - Exclusive to sea-service side-arms? 01:05:55 - How do you rate the 'first' dreadnoughts? 01:12:43 - Interwar long-range gunnery ideas 01:19:34 - What was home life like for an ordinary competent seaman (and his family) during the age of sail? 01:25:31 - Casablanca class as ferries post-war? 01:28:44 - Did sail quality matter significantly and where there specific places that made the best sails for ships? 01:32:03 - Rotor-kite effectiveness? 01:35:41 - HMS Malaya at Jutland 01:43:57 - IJN kill over-claiming? 01:48:18 - When loading big guns with a power rammer, how did the operator know how far to push the shell and charges? What happened if he stopped short or pushed things too far? 01:49:53 - Reversing engines/rudders? 01:52:42 - Steel crush tube effectiveness? 01:55:46 - 500lb and 100lb bombs on naval aircraft? 02:00:41 - What did the IJN have to respond to the Doolittle raid? 02:02:54 - In the opening scene of film Master and Commander, the Surprise puts some boats in the water after beating to quarters but before the Acheron fires. Why is that? 02:04:19 - When stripping toxic-burning paint from ships during WWII, what was it replaced with, if anything? 02:06:03 - Maximum size wake? 02:08:45 - Survivability of conning towers? 02:13:24 - Landlocked navies? 02:15:49 - What were the worst mistakes in the British pre-WW1 building program, and what options do you think would have been better and why? 02:21:20 - Matress/hammock protection on IJN ships? 02:22:40 - How did the life/conditions for Royal Marines aboard ship differ from that of their sailor counterparts, especially during the age of sail? 02:24:05 - Helena accompanying Lee? 02:27:57 - What exactly was it about their design and construction that made the Yorktowns so tough? 02:30:38 - What do we know about how the US planned to use nuclear artillery shells on the Iowas? 02:32:24 - Size and capability of ships boats 02:37:22 - How challenging was gunnery on coastal defense ships in the pre-dreadnought period? 02:40:55 - Most unlucky ship name? 02:42:40 - Elco 'Thunderbolt' turrets 02:46:28 - Can you describe the various type of naval shells used by the Japanese and American Navy in 1944? 02:50:12 - Admiral Craddock and Coronel 02:54:06 - Supply Axis forces via the Black Sea - Mk 2 02:58:06 - Who is your favorite unsung figure in naval history and why? 02:59:11 - Propellor shafts and their positioning 03:01:41 - USS Canopus and sneaking around 03:07:59 - Could a Fleet Carier like a Yorktown class win against a Destroyer in a 1v1 without any planes? 03:10:03 - Eary history of shipboard radio? 03:14:00 - Helldivers at Midway? 03:16:39 - Early Two-Ocean Navy Act? 03:19:09 - Could the Pacific Campaign have been prosecuted more aggressively? 03:21:35 - The sinking of the White Ship 03:28:53 - Slipways and angles 03:33:03 - Practicality of large MLR's? 03:35:42 - Why no smoothbore dreadnought-era guns? 03:39:42 - Shaped charge torpedo warhead? 03:41:51 - Optimum placement for a starshell? 03:44:52 - French pre-dreadnoughts video thoughts? 03:46:16 - Alternative refits for the IJN? 03:51:09 - Did Nelson try to get himself killed? 03:54:28 - Why no Italian 16" guns? 03:57:02 - Oil for oil spraying?

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-28 12:00:06

HMS Malta - Guide 246 (NB)

The never-built Malta class carriers of the Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Aircraft-Carriers-Development-Histories/dp/1848321384 www.amazon.co.uk/Nelson-Vanguard-Development-1923-1945-Distinguished-ebook/dp/B00L1E1V3O www.amazon.co.uk/British-Carrier-Aviation-Evolution-Aircraft/dp/0851774881 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-25 12:00:15

The Development of US Navy Tactics (1895-1939) - From Small Beginnings...

Today we talk with author and historian Trent Hone on the development of the USN's tactics and planning from its rebirth to the start of WW2. Find out more from 'Learning War' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-War-Trent-Hone-author/dp/1682472930/ https://trenthone.com/learning-war/ An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-22 12:00:17

The Drydock - Episode 160

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - How important was Harland and Wolff to the RN in WWII? 00:05:41 - Whats the difference between naval and merchant spec construction? 00:12:21 - Why did US Navy go from 5 twins on New Yorks to two twins and two triples on Nevadas? 00:15:37 - What would it have taken for the US navy to pick up and continuously develop submarines after the CSS Hunley's successful attack? 00:19:34 - Why did the River class use triple expansion engines if they were built in 1941? Weren't those outdated by WW1? 00:21:38 - Why did German U-boats bother with sinking sailing ships (other than for gunnery practice)? 00:24:31 - What caused the bulkheads of a surfaced U-boat to collapse? 00:26:48 - Did the Kiel mutiny happen because the Imperial sailors actually knew they were going to be sent on a pointless death ride to redeem themselves/get the central powers a better bargaining position at the peace treaty talks? 00:29:31 - What might a battlecruiser variant of the Queen Elizabeth class looked like? 00:34:47 - Considering the problems the U.S. Navy had with torpedoes during WW2, why wasn't wire guidance utilized? 00:39:06 - Hipper class with 8 * 11" guns? 00:43:37 - What would you consider the most critical naval engagement of the hundred years war, and why? 00:47:56 - Did uboats make any specific effort to target escorts first during either world war? 00:50:34 - Have submarines ever deliberately rammed surface ships in combat? If so, what was the situation and how did it work out for both vessels? 00:53:28 - HTP powered U-Boats 00:58:36 - Did the loss of Mikuma and the damage to Mogami affect the Guadalcanal campaign? 01:01:12 - Impact of the Malta class carriers entering service? An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-21 12:00:14

Audacious class - Guide 245

The Audacious class carriers of the Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Aircraft-Carriers-Development-Histories/dp/1848321384 www.amazon.co.uk/Nelson-Vanguard-Development-1923-1945-Distinguished-ebook/dp/B00L1E1V3O www.amazon.co.uk/British-Carrier-Aviation-Evolution-Aircraft/dp/0851774881 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachini... Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-18 12:00:11

Civil Air Patrol - Civilians to the skies!

This week we take a look at the oft-overlook Civil Air Patrol and what they accomplished during WW2 on the US coast with special guest Dr. Frank A. Blazich, Jr. https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/AUPress/Display/Article/2440096/an-honorable-place-in-american-air-power-civil-air-patrol-coastal-patrol-operat/ An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-15 12:00:47

The Drydock - Episode 159

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - Did any navy ever consider purpose-building a ship for the kind of high-risk, high-speed supply/evacuation runs that the Tashkent ended up doing? 00:03:31 - You said in a previous Drydock/live stream that one of your other hobbies is railways. Can you combine the two and do a special of naval dockyard railways? 00:05:36 - How thick would Bismarck's armour belt be if it was designed with an all-or-nothing armour scheme, assuming it has the same displacement as the original. 00:06:57 - What determined postings on an Age of Sail ship? 00:13:14 - Was Tashkent's design smart or unbalanced? 00:20:06 - Why didn't the USN or IJN go for 15" guns? 00:25:53 - Effects of the Kiel Mutiny on the Kriegsmarine? 00:29:40 - Taffy 3 except now it's British? 00:34:58 - What was so wrong with the Blackburn Skua? 00:42:23 - Why did the Great Siege of Gibraltar fail? 00:50:35 - Why was Design No.1 chosen for the Richelieu's? 00:57:07 - What could an Admiral decide on his own? 01:02:49 - How accurate were naval guns in the 1850's-1950's? 01:08:52 - Channel Admin - Possible USA trip and a book on the Ju-87 Stuka! (http://www.stukabook.com) An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-14 12:00:32

RHS Hydra - Guide 244

The Hydra class ironclads of the Royal Hellenic Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1860-1905/dp/0851771335 www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-1906-1921-History/dp/0851772455 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-13 17:11:56

General Naval Chat

A relaxed mid-month evening stream and naval chat as requested by the viewers. Questions from the chat will be take and answered

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-13 14:00:07

Naval Art - An important piece of naval historical documentation

Today we take a quick look at why naval art is so important, with a special look at some absolutely superb artwork by artist Joseph Reindler, you can find copies of his work here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/somewhereeastofsuez?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-11 12:00:10

The Development of Ironclads - The first 10 years in the Royal Navy

Today we start to look at the ironclad age, with a rundown of the first decade of ironclad development in the RN. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-Oscar-Parkes/dp/085422002X www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Battlefleet-G-Ballard/dp/0245530304 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-Victorian-Norman-Friedman/dp/1526703254 www.amazon.co.uk/Warrior-Dreadnought-Warship-Development-1860-1905/dp/1840675292 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-08 12:00:31

The Drydock - Episode 158

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:39 - Sources for MAS boats and WW1 German cruisers? 00:03:40 - Could Lusitania and Titanic survive the others sinking if swapped? 00:08:51 - What does it mean for a ship to be used as a hulk? 00:10:56 - How do you board and take a ship of the line with 800+ crew against you? 00:17:06 - Did Royal Navy Submarines have much impact in the Pacific or was most of the work done by the Americans and to an extent, the Dutch? 00:23:57 - Why were some nations submarines only given hull numbers whilst others were named? 00:28:38 - Good source for information on the American D-Class subs? 00:29:18 - Strength of the Spanish Navy in WW2? 00:32:23 - Whats the biggest exterior influence on a given nations naval policy? 00:41:46 - How did watch standing evolve over time from the age of sail to the modern era? 00:44:33 - ‌If guns on ships(of whichever size) were able to be elevated to a negative angle, would it be possible to use them to shoot torpedoes out of the water? 00:47:27 - What would be the effect of having gas turbine technology installed in Royal Navy Ships during World War II? 00:51:10 - When are New Construction COs assigned and what are their responsibilities prior to taking their ship to sea? 00:54:01 - For what reason did the rear admirals Kidd, Scott and Callaghan get the congressional medals of honor? 01:00:25 - Mooring booms on capital ships? 01:03:31 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-07 12:00:11

USS Boston (1884) - Guide 243

USS Boston, one of the first steel ships of the United States Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Cruisers-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/1682477592 www.amazon.co.uk/US-Cruisers-1883-1904-Lawrence-Burr/dp/1846032679 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-06 14:00:01

Dystopian Wars - The Great White Fleet arrives, and the Germans get reinforcements

Today, we have the American faction of Dystopian Wars to preview, as well as the next wave of German releases! Dystopian Wars is a Jules Verne-style Steampunk/Sci-fi naval (and air) tabletop wargame originally produced by Spartan Games, the IP was purchased by Warcradle Studios several years ago when Spartan collapsed. Any tips/tricks improvements for this kind of video are welcome, I have plenty more models and game systems to look over (including every model made for Victory at Sea) if you like this occasional format.

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-04 12:00:08

HMAS Armidale - Persistent Courage

Today take a look at the brief career and sinking of HMAS Armidale, and the efforts thereafter to ensure proper recognition for what was done that day, with an extensive account by the last of the ships crew. Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel

From Drachinifel at 2021-08-01 12:06:46

The Drydock - Episode 157

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:32 - Drydock shapes 00:06:31 - Prize money and taxation 00:08:03 - Mr Hollom and older midshipman 00:11:24 - Good books on RN WW2 commanders? 00:12:51 - Why was Zuikaku withdrawn from Guadalcanal? 00:17:37 - SMS Emden's impact on the 'big picture'? 00:21:47 - Is there a maximum viable carrier hull displacement in the propeller era, after which you are putting to many resources into one hull for the vulnerability? 00:25:52 - Armouring your ship against your own guns 00:31:26 - Were cruisers ever actually involved in commerce interdiction/raiding in the 20th century, or was this a theoretical threat? 00:34:09 - Why did Imperial Japanese Naval air/carrier doctrine place such a low priority on reconnaissance (using seaplanes in this role instead)? 00:38:00 - Differences between Mikasa and Borodino classes? 00:44:00 - Was there anything the Prussian Navy could have done differently to effectively challenge the Swede's during the Seven Years War? 00:48:03 - What if the Holy League had lost the Battle of Lepanto? 00:51:06 - What if Admiral Wilhelm Souchon had decided to stay and fight it out with the Russian pre-dreadnoughts during the action off Cape Sarych? 00:57:37 - Gunboats in colonial wars? 01:00:48 - What were small improvements/changes in ship design, that made a (relative) huge difference in handeling/fighting capability/life quality of the crew? 01:05:40 - Split command crew between bridge and conning tower? 01:08:48 - Power dynamic between a captain and the chief medical officer? 01:13:20 - What if the anti-war party won in 1914 in the Ottoman Empire? 01:17:47 - Franklin Roosevelt and the "Three Little Ships"? 01:21:57 - When/why did the second class battleship stop being a viable combat unit? 01:27:47 - During WWII, outside of Pearl Harbor, were there any other capital ships sunk, salvaged, and brought back into active fleet status during the war? 01:30:03 - Which navy took to heart their failures in World War One best and learned their lessons well? 01:35:20 - Did ice build-up hinder the use of the armament on big-gun battleships? 01:38:31 - Why is it that on naval vessels when the captain is giving an order or series of orders it keeps getting repeated by multiple members of the officers and crew even when the crewman that has to execute the order is in the same room possibly an arms length away from the captain? 01:42:01 - Good books about ship anti-aircraft weaponry end of 1930's into first few years of WWII 01:44:06 - What was the British plan for if Spain entered WW2 on the Axis side? 01:48:30 - Prizes! How did one pick crew to sail them, what did original crew usually do, when and why did capturing prizes start and stop being a thing. 01:55:30 - Heavy Cruiser, Battlecruiser, Fast Battleship, Battleship... definitions 02:09:59 - Has a ship ever used the recoil of its guns to steer/maneuver? If not, what is the strangest/most off the cuff way a ship improvised a way to steer/maneuver. 02:15:24 - What role did Casco Bay in Maine play in transatlantic convoys. I had heard it was one of the major staging points in the north east. 02:19:02 - Which scuttling was the biggest middle finger to the enemy? 02:23:44 - Free surface effect and ship design 02:30:28 - In WW2 how did the Royal Navy and US Navy distribute the fruits of ULTRA intelligence to their respective field commanders. Did they use Special Liaison Units like the Army and Air force? 02:35:29 - Which of the three 'legs' of the Guadalcanal Campaign was the weakest? 02:40:05 - What was the reliability of deck guns on WW2 era submarines. Did the seawater affect the guns in any way after resurfacing? 02:43:00 - Why were Bismarck's turrets so large? 02:47:36 - Admiral Cowan 02:50:06 - In the Age of Sail, would there be shipyards and/or chief builders who were known like Kelly Johnson and the Skunk works for producing excellent ships, or was it more hit or miss per ship? 02:55:38 - Concerning the Monroe Doctrine, at what point was the US Navy capable of enforcing the doctrine in any meaningful way and at what point was it fully enforceable? 02:59:57 - I read that carrier HMS Hermes was stationed in China in the 1920s and 1930s suppressing piracy. What did piracy look like in this time?

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-31 15:41:15

The Drydock - Episode 157 (Live Segment) - 31st July 2021

Answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-31 12:00:00

USS Colorado - Guide 242

USS Colorado, lead ship of her class of battleships of the United States Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/Battleships-Allied-World-War-II/dp/0870211005 www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Battleships-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/1591142474 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-28 12:00:05

American Civil War - River War Pt 1 - Up the creek but have ironclad

Today we speak to author and historian Sean Chick about the riverine aspect of the American Civil War. Find his latest book here: https://www.savasbeatie.com/grants-left-hook-the-bermuda-hundred-campaign-may-5-june-7-1864/ Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-25 12:11:45

The Drydock - Episode 156

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:42 - How different would the war in thr Atlantic be had the Bismarck been able to reach German Air Cover? 00:04:57 - Hood refit turrets? 00:09:58 - Who had the most realistic naval doctrine going into WW2? 00:16:41 - Could the Saipan class have been as successful as the Majestics? 00:20:19 - Why only a few cruisers at most of the Gudalcanal engagements (and wider tactical considerations)? 00:26:40 - Did navies have captive coal fields and specific mines to supply their fleets or did they just buy the best coal off the market? 00:29:28 - How did steam ships manage to get out of port quickly in emergency situations? 00:33:12 - Why was the 410mm bomb/shell able to do such devastating damage to Arizona when it had negligible success against other ships such as Tennessee? 00:37:44 - Books reflecting the life of the men of the navy. 00:40:26 - Admiral Tryon 00:47:13 - Before the Dreadnaught was designed, was there a specific designation for the type of battleship we now call a Pre-Dreadnaught, or were they simply referred to as a "Battle Ship"? 00:49:07 - We hear a lot about the performance of the Type 93 Long Lance, and for good reason, but how did Japan's pre-Type 93 arsenal compare to the torpedoes in other navies? 00:50:29 - Battle of the Phillipine Sea, all IJN aircraft are fighters? 00:54:01 - USN Bombardment Monitors of 1917 00:57:19 - Avenger torpedo bomber radio range 01:00:13 - In the ironclad era, other than the US Civil War, were there any other major riverine ironclad naval clashes? 01:01:20 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-24 12:00:13

SM U156 - Guide 241

With special thanks to Michael Lowery for providing accurate data on the submarines voyages, SM U-156, a large submarine of the Imperial German Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/Kaisers-Lost-Kreuzer-Long-Range-Submarine/dp/1476671621 https://uboat.net/wwi/boats/?boat=156 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-21 12:00:09

The USN Mothball Fleet - Storing up for a rainy day

Today we look at the development of the USN's reserve fleets from the navies inception through the start of the Korean War. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-Fleet-Mothball-Daniel-Madsen/dp/1557505438 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-18 12:03:59

The Drydock - Episode 155

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:40 - What duties were the crew of a damaged ship assigned to whist in port for repairs or upgrades? For repairs or upgrades lasting several months or more, would they be retained for crewing the ship once it was repaired or reassigned entirely? 00:04:17 - To what degree can a wooden keel be repaired? 00:07:51 - Surface raider conduct in war against convoys 00:10:46 - How much did the naval treaties influence the development of new, lighter materials and techniques in shipbuilding? 00:16:07 - Why did the 360 rear turret traverse as fitted to the Leipzig and Konigsberg class never catch on? 00:19:57 - What are the pros and cons, in both economic and tactical terms, of the first rate ships of the line compared to third rate ships of the line? 00:27:29 - Are 1.1" AA guns 'light' or 'medium'? 00:31:15 - Why do a number of anti-aircraft guns have cone-shaped muzzles? 00:33:35 - How were submarine mounted AA guns made waterproof? 00:35:45 - Should you account for an AA shells HE component? 00:40:18 - Seakeeping differences between ships 00:44:31 - Sails acting like wings 00:48:18 - Navies treatment of victorious and defeated admirals? 00:56:02 - When would the RN have stopped taking French ships into service? 01:02:15 - "Sound the ship for damage" 01:06:25 - Submerged vs surfaced submarine speed 01:09:54 - Channel Admin - 250k subscriber competition An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-17 14:42:25

General Naval Chat

A relaxed mid-month evening stream and naval chat as requested by the viewers. Questions from the chat will be take and answered

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-17 12:00:07

USS Cleveland - Guide 240

The Cleveland class, light cruisers of the United States Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Cruisers-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/168247626X www.amazon.co.uk/Navy-Light-Cruisers-1941-45-Vanguard/dp/1472811402 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-14 12:00:33

Battle of Dover Strait (1917) - Evans of Broke (or Peck of the Swift)

Today in something of an 'emergency' video, we recount one of the oft-forgotten actions of WW1, the battles between British and German destroyers in Channel. The book in question - www.amazon.co.uk/Against-Odds-Battles-Sea-1591-1949/dp/1557500258 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-11 13:30:26

The Drydock - Episode 154

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - Was the 5.25" worth developing instead of just using the 4.5"? 00:04:24 - Why did some nations equip their submarines with aircraft while others did not? 00:09:33 - Where did German blockade runners get there cargo from? 00:11:07 - In the time of steam, how did warship replenish water in their boilers? D 00:13:10 - Superstructure painted lighter than the rest of the ship? 00:15:38 - Wooden keel blocks in drydocks? 00:20:25 - Speed of an upgraded HMS Hood? 00:22:58 - Would the Kongo's have been better off in the original battlecruiser role? 00:26:53 - Good Bismarck have been stopped by a few hits at Denmark Strait? 00:30:37 - Does Hood firing is aft guns suggest she'd already begun her turn? 00:33:11 - Primary source regarding Hood's 4" magazine explosion? 00:36:32 - If the Hood had gone to the Falklands War would would she have done? 00:42:07 - How did the RN distribute new doctrine and techniques in the 19th centuries? 00:47:10 - What would be scarier to a japanese cruiser the group. The historical USS Alaska. Or USS Alaska with 15 Des Moines autoloading 8in guns in a Brooklyn style layout? 00:48:24 - Why did Germany think building a surface fleet to challenge the British was a good idea instead of just building alot of U-boats, seeing as they were much more effective and easier to build? 00:51:21 - Where would you put Adm Beaty to prevent his interference in Jutland, but to not negatively impact his earning prestige for his career? 00:54:53 - Lexington vs Mogami without aircraft 00:57:36 - Would you consider the Dahlgren guns the ultimate evolution of the muzzle loading cannon ? 00:58:58 - Was Shinano unique? 01:01:44 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-10 12:00:12

W&Z class - Guide 239

The W&Z class, destroyers of the Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Destroyers-1939-45-Wartime-built-Vanguard/dp/1472825802 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Destroyers-Frigates-Second-World-ebook/dp/B00L6Z990K Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-07 12:00:14

Guadalcanal Campaign - Operation Ke & Rennell Island, The Finale: (IJN 6(?) : 5 USN)

Today we look at the final major engagements of the Guadalcanal Campaign, and a quick evaluation of where this left both navies. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Neptunes-Inferno-U-S-Navy-Guadalcanal/dp/B004KSEYHI www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-History-Imperial-Japenese-Navy/dp/1591142199 http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-CN-Guadalcanal/index.html www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TG24BC6/ Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-04 12:01:58

The Drydock - Episode 153

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:47 - Beards in the navy and WW1 00:05:07 - Which ship would you raise from the depths? 00:08:44 - If Glorious had been sailing with her standard compliment of aircraft, do you believe she would have stood a chance against the Scharnhorsts if she had spotted them closing in time? At least enough to get away. 00:12:07 - What is the best layout for the main armament for a capital ship? 00:16:44 - HMS Belleisle target practice 00:21:32 - Any word on your trip to America? 00:22:37 - Biggest sub killers in convoy operations? 00:24:50 - How were US Army ships/boats used during WW2? 00:27:23 - Why the Allies won and the Axis lost? 00:33:48 - Refinement of radar fidelity in WW2 00:36:52 - How was the royal navy organised at the start of WW2 and how did it differ from WW1? 00:39:55 - WW2 carrier based aircraft vs land based aircraft? 00:47:35 - Role of Malta and comparison to Gibraltar? 00:50:54 - Rotary cannon in WW2? 00:55:23 - How were main battery guns on battleships cleaned? 00:57:11 - Are submarines itegrated or seperate to the rest of the navy? 01:02:16 - Project CADILLAC 01:07:47 - Tanaka at Leyte Gulf? 01:10:34 - KW45 and KW50 warships 01:12:51 - During WWII was it possible for aircraft to carry rockets with a warhead that could badly damage or sink a capital ship? 01:16:31 - 'Crash boats' 01:22:59 - 'Chaff' at sea 01:27:58 - Warships the US built for other countries in the early 20th century 01:33:20 - How did navies decide on the number of screws in their naval designs, and why did some choose to use the triple screw layout? 01:38:35 - How long were ex-German WW1 ships kept operational? 01:46:44 - Iowa-class and nuclear shells? 01:49:03 - Why did the Germans not seek outside technical help in building up their navy in the 1930's? 01:50:00 - Why the code name USS Robin for HMS Victorious? 01:55:46 - The Polish government seemed to know by the 1930s that it faced imminent threats from the Soviet Union or the Germans, did the Polish ever have plans for a 1940s navy that involved heavy surface units or capital ships? 01:57:34 - In the movie "Master and Commander" they make a big deal about American design of the enemy ship. Is this grounded in anything? Were there American advances in shipbuilding at that time that would have impressed someone in the Royal Navy? 02:01:01 - Which WW2 capital ship had the best torpedo defense system? 02:12:39 - Ships carrying small torpedoes for their own torpedo boats 02:17:41 - Why did ironclad battleship gun calibre decrease towards the end of the 19th Century? 02:21:38 - In 1938-39 how did the French navy prepare for war with Germany and Italy? 02:25:37 - SHP, IHP, BHP, what? 02:29:45 - WW2 fleet balances with more construction capacity? 02:36:30 - Boatswain, coxswain, fill-in-the-blank swain... What the fill-in-the-blank is a swain? 02:39:42 - In the WWII era, at what ranges were the primary and secondary battleship batteries able to shift focus from just trying to hit the enemy ship to targeting specific components of the enemy ship? 00:43:48 - Who made up an average bridge watch on a warship and who was on the bridge during general quarters. And where did they put them all! 02:47:43 - Plan Orange and fleet oilers 02:53:06 - New York class and submarines 02:57:16 - What were the limitations of naval communications in WWI? 03:01:47 - Postal system in the Age of Sail? 03:04:26 - Could Amagi have been salvaged? 03:06:14 - Why were convoys resisted in WW1? 03:11:26 - How much emphasis was placed on training in personal close combat for sailors in the age of sail? And was there any PT as in modern navies, or did the hard work take care of that? 03:15:14 - How does ships machinery and armour etc cope with the ship flexing? 03:17:56 - US Armoured Cruisers 03:24:46 - Who sank more tonnage in WW1: Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière of U 35 or the entire Royal Navy? 03:26:52 - HMS Refit and Repair. Did Renown and Repulse deserve their reputation for unreliability? 03:29:03 - German WW2 decoys for U-boats? 03:32:26 - How many Allied ships were put out of action or sunk escorting the Mediterranean Convoys? 03:35:09 - How effective do you think aircraft carriers would have been in a hypothetical Anglo-American war of the late 20s/ early 30s? 03:39:28 - Was there any contemporary opposition to deploying the Invincible and Indefatigable classes of battlecruiser into the battlecruiser squadrons of the Grand Fleet, where they would reasonably be expected to encounter German battlecruisers? 03:47:57 - Burial at sea 03:50:51 - Was the sinking of the RMS Lusitania a legal act and was it justified? 03:59:33 - Why not more mines and subs between Savo and Guadalcanal?

From Drachinifel at 2021-07-03 12:00:06

I-400 - Guide 238

The I-400 class, submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the sub here: www.amazon.co.uk/I-400-Japans-Secret-Submarine-Objective/dp/1902109457 www.amazon.co.uk/Japanese-Submarine-Aircraft-Mushroom-magazine/dp/8391632725 www.amazon.co.uk/Imperial-Japanese-Submarines-1941-45-Vanguard/dp/1846030900 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-30 12:00:15

USS Texas - 107 years old and time for some R&R!

Today we talk to the USS Texas Foundation about the ongoing efforts to preserve the ship and get her to drydock. She is temporarily reopening on the 3rd and 4th of July 2021 if you happen to be in the area! https://battleshiptexas.org/ Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-28 14:12:34

The Drydock - Episode 153 (Live Segment) - 2nd July 2021

Answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-27 12:00:22

The Drydock - Episode 152

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:41 - Biggests restriction on fitting large guns on small ships? 00:05:02 - Why did so many pre-WW1 navies lack fleet-screen cruisers? 00:10:06 - Were the guns on the Victoria class breech or muzzle loaders? And why so big? 00:15:25 - How could Hood's 'A' turret have fired their last salvo? 00:18:55 - Why did Japan jump straight to the Yamato's? 00:24:35 - If Hood didn't explode, would the RN still have gone after Bismarck so hard? 00:28:53 - If Prince of Wales main battery was working properly, would this have changed the Battle of Denmark Strait? 00:36:43 - Would any of Hood's possible refits have saved her? 00:41:30 - Considering Germany's logistical problems on the Eastern front in WW2, how much was the Baltic used to supply the northern army group? Could it have been better utilized? 00:48:49 - Closest range big-gun hits? 00:52:17 - An earlier USS Robin? 00:56:16 - 90-day gunboats 01:03:14 - Relationship between a carrier airgroup and the actual ships crew? 01:08:00 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-26 12:00:34

SS Great Eastern - Guide 237

The SS Great Eastern, an iron monster of the 19th century, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/great-iron-ship-James-Dugan/dp/B0000CIOV8/ www.amazon.co.uk/S-S-Great-Eastern-Greatest-Iron/dp/0715380540 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-23 12:00:31

Vasa - Sinking, Wreck and Salvage (Part 2)

This video series would not have been possible without the wonderful assistance of Dr Fred Hocker and the Vasa Museum. Today we start to look at the famous Swedish warship Vasa, continuing with what happened as she sank, how the wreck was identified and recovered, and some of what was found aboard. In later videos we will look at more closely at her crew, decoration and equipment. Sources: Dr Fred Hocker - Director of Research, Vasa Museum www.amazon.co.uk/Vasa-Frederick-M-Hocker/dp/9173291013 www.amazon.co.uk/Preserving-Vasa-Emma-Hocker/dp/1909492612 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-20 12:22:11

The Drydock - Episode 151

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:37 - 2lb-er pom-pom mounts 00:06:42 - Could the Norwegian ships HNOMS Eidsvol and Norge win against the german forces at the battle of Narvik? 00:11:25 - Differences in perception of ships that were scuttled 00:20:55 - Were coastal defence ships capable of deterring full blown battleships from coming in and accomplishing gunboat diplomacy? 00:26:53 - Why didn't the IJN commit its full force to Guadalcanal? 00:31:32 - Wasn't there any location for the japanese to build a closer airfield then Rabaul and contest american local air superiority? 00:35:23 - Reasons for notable change in command/lack of change of command? 00:40:29 - Why the smaller fleets in Napoleonic naval battles compared to the Anglo-Dutch Wars? 00:47:19 - Value of prizes in the Age of Sail? 00:55:22 - Do you have any examples of paravanes being used in situations that were not testing or training? 00:58:24 - Portholes/scuttles on belt armour? 00:59:45 - Courageous class as gun-based ships? 01:04:50 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-19 12:00:16

HMS Sovereign of the Seas - Guide 236

The Sovereign of the Seas, a 'great ship' of the Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/Sovereign-Seas-1637-Reconstruction-Powerful/dp/1526766299 www.amazon.co.uk/Sovereign-Seas-Seventeenth-Century-James-Sephton-ebook/dp/B00EOY0Y6S www.amazon.co.uk/Sovereigns-Sea-Perfect-Renaissance-Battleship/dp/0470116676 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: SS Great Eastern Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Hunt class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche PT Boats

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-16 12:00:30

Hull Form Design - Doing better than a floating brick

Today we look at some of the more important factors that need to be considered when deciding what hull form to use for warship construction and why there is no single right answer. Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-13 12:46:09

The Drydock - Episode 150

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:36 - Roles of Royal Navy shore bases 00:04:12 - Floating Dry-Docks, where and how were they used by European navies? 00:09:40 - Could a third strike at Pearl Harbour have delayed the salvage operations? 00:16:30 - Was Oklahoma not salvaged because of her engines? 00:20:50 - Ship patched with coconut logs 00:23:45 - Limitations of radar in WW2 00:30:26 - Shooting starshell at ships 00:34:35 - Why were US ships not diverted away from Pearl Harbour whilst the salvage efforts were ongoing? 00:38:54 - Race-built galleons and their development 00:43:03 - USN unrestricted submarine warfare 00:47:20 - Sequence of events from spotting a ship to opening fire? 00:53:17 - Royal Navy ship name connotations? 00:57:20 - Troopship damaged by a French escort? 01:00:14 - Do you think we are getting any closer to finding the location of the wreck of the Apostle Paul's ship on Malta? 01:04:17 - Channel Admin - New Posters & a Book! Peter Anscan (artist for the Russian ships) - https://www.instagram.com/p/CQBluQCtVI0/ Contact him at: peterancsanart@gmail.com An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-12 12:00:13

USS Tacoma - Guide 235

The Tacoma class, frigates/destroyer escorts of the US Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1922-1946/dp/0851771467 www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Destroyers-An-Illustrated-History/dp/B014BH3LVM Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: HMS Sovereign of the Seas SS Great Eastern PT Boats Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Hunt class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-09 12:00:01

10th Light Flotilla - Italian Underwater Operations at Malta and Alexandria

The first 1000 people to use this link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/drachinifel06211 Today we look at two operations of the Italian 10th Light Flotilla, one successful, the other not so much, during WW2. Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-07 14:03:59

Midway Naval Chat ft. Jon Parshall

A Midway themed Q&A with one half of the author team behind 'Shattered Sword', all proceeds from the stream will be going to our special guest :)

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-06 12:00:49

The Drydock - Episode 149

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:36 - Disadvantages of N3/G3 designs? 00:05:03 - What defines a dual purpose gun? 00:10:34 - Vanguard vs Iowa (shell capability) 00:24:53 - Why do some British ships funnels vary in width? 00:27:29 - How many aircraft could the KGV class carry? 00:28:58 - During the age of sail, did the Crown or Royal Navy have managers of the forest? 00:30:48 - How important was HMS Devastation and how fast was she rendered obsolete? 00:36:57 - What was the problem with the North Carolinas and vibration? 00:41:27 - If one of the major problems of vertical triple expansion engines was height, why not make horizontal triple expansion engines? 00:42:54 - Pure gun destroyers in 1930-45? 00:44:40 - Age of Sail 'double shot'? 00:46:43 - If WW2 era battleship hulls had been kept in service and periodically modernized (fire control, sensors, or nuclear propulsion), how many VLS cells could be installed in place of the primary gun turrets on an Iowa or King George V Class? 00:48:16 - During the ironclad era we saw an eclectic collection of failed concepts and quickly-surpassed designs. Was this unique to the rapid evolution of technology during the period, or were there other points in time where this happened which we hear less about? 00:50:27 - What is the most surprising thing you've learned while putting together these videos and the Drydocks? 00:54:17 - Why were U-Boats ineffective at Jutland? 00:58:27 - Can an economically weaker country actually win a naval war? 01:07:14 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-05 12:00:14

USS Minneapolis (CA-36) - Guide 234

USS Minneapolis, the New Orleans class cruiser of the US Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Cruisers-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/0870217186 https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/m/minneapolis-ii.html Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: USS Long Beach HMS Sovereign of the Seas SS Great Eastern PT Boats Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Hunt class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche

From Drachinifel at 2021-06-02 12:00:12

USS Hornet CV-8 & CV-12 - A Tale of Two Carriers

Today we look at the life story of the two US fleet carriers to bear the name USS Hornet. You can visit CV-12 herself here: https://uss-hornet.org/ Video produced in co-operation with the USS Hornet Museum. Sources: https://uss-hornet.org/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Aircraft-Carriers-Illustrated-History/dp/0870217399 https://www.amazon.co.uk/USS-Hornet-CV-8-Doolittle-Legends/dp/0764358626 https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/h/hornet-vii.html https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/h/hornet-viii.html https://www.amazon.co.uk/Twilight-Gods-Western-Pacific-1944-1945/dp/039308065X Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-30 12:09:04

The Drydock - Episode 148

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - How close together did fleets operate? 00:07:06 - What is the longest time away for a ship from its home station on a military mission for a war ship in the age of sail? 00:15:39 - Foreign perspectives on Halsey 00:20:55 - Ships gyroscopes 00:27:02 - US minelaying in late WW2 00:30:29 - Was there any difference in carrier rating/qualification between an escort and fleet carrier? 00:31:48 - Differences between Allied and Axis submarine wolfpacks? 00:33:38 - How much shell penetration is ideal for the purposes of flooding/sinking a ship, ignoring critical hits to engines/magazines? 00:37:40 - Who is Karl Schilder and what is his Russian submarine doing allegedly launching rockets while submerged in 1834? 00:39:42 - Did the U-Boat campaign come closer to success in WW1 or WW2? 00:44:55 - How did HMS Spitfire survive its encounter with SMS Nassau? 00:47:45 - US Army cargo and transport ships? 00:50:16 - What is the tactical principle behind bow/stern chaser guns on age of sail ships? 00:53:24 - The Longitude Act (1714) and John Harrison 00:59:43 - Why did no one try triple turrets earlier? 01:04:16 - Steel ship of the line? 01:06:20 - What was the deepest depth (intentional or otherwise) any WWI through WWII submarine reached that survived and was able to return to the surface with at least most of its crew alive (before 1950)? 01:09:56 - What was the typical barrel life for naval guns? 01:12:28 - Differences in type of sail? 01:15:57 - Training cruisers in the 1930's 01:20:11 - How serious was FOD on 1930's carriers? 01:22:38 - The Davis Torpedo 01:25:45 - Presuming a reasonable willingness on the part of the early American congresses and presidents to devote resources to a Navy, what if anything could have been built and/or done to improve US naval performance in the War of 1812? 01:30:37 - Why was the U.S. Navy apparently seriously trying to get their hands on Almirante Latorre? 01:32:53 - Did the residual kinetic energy of a 20th century HE naval shell significantly contribute to the destructiveness of the shell, or was it dominated by the effect of the explosive charge? 01:34:39 - How different were ships from different yards? 01:38:23 - How did the Deutschland class plan to deal with the British battlecruisers? 01:41:11 - Hipper class with 5.9"? 01:44:19 - Why the 10,000t cap on cruisers at the Washington Treaty? 01:48:20 - Why are the fabric spats or jackets so prominent on the Richelieu's main turrets? 01:50:34 - When did dealing with modern information cycles become doctrine, instead of improvisation? 01:54:39 - 1930's drones 01:57:16 - Which ships from 1900 onwards would you highlight as being the least efficient for their role? 02:03:15 - Future-proofing ships for the missile age? 02:06:02 - Squid launcher, oh yeah! 02:08:37 - What role did the Royal Navy play in the completely ridiculous Italo-British defeat in the Dodecanese campaign? 02:13:16 - The captain's quarters of age of sail ships seem to be the last stand of a ship's defenders in books and other media; but how defend-able was it? Are here any recorded historical accounts of someone holding off an attacking force from the captain's quarters, and how many would be needed to actually defend it proper? 02:17:05 - The 'Revolt of the Lash" 02:24:38 - How did Germany expect to fight France without involving GB? 02:28:11 - Who was better at night fighting for their respective time: the Imperial German Navy in WWI or the Imperial Japanese Navy in WWII? 02:32:57 - Calculating armour penetration 02:36:56 - Preservation of HMS Unicorn (1824) 02:47:56 - Which is better, an 18" gun without radar or a 15" gun with radar? 02:53:09 - What in your opinion is the most powerful warship of its time to never see combat? 02:58:18 - Early Prussian ironclads swapping their armament?

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-29 12:00:32

USS Saratoga (CV-3) - Guide 233

USS Saratoga, the second Lexington class carrier of the US Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Aircraft-Carriers-Illustrated-History/dp/0870217399 www.amazon.co.uk/Neptunes-Inferno-U-S-Navy-Guadalcanal-ebook/dp/B004C43FXE www.amazon.co.uk/Fleet-Flood-Tide-America-1944-1945-ebook/dp/B01BJSJMHI https://web.archive.org/web/20150526133111/http://repository.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/2658/etd-tamu-2005B-HIST-Wadle.pdf Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: USS Minneapolis, CA-36 USS Long Beach HMS Sovereign of the Seas SS Great Eastern PT Boats Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Hunt class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-28 23:45:40

The Drydock - Episode 148 (Live Segment) - 28th May 2021

Answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-26 12:00:31

The Battle of Midway - Myths, Legends and Greatness (with Jon Parshall)

Today we look take a look at some of the finer points of the Battle of Midway in collaboration with distinguished author and historian Jon Parshall, find his work here: www.amazon.co.uk/Shattered-Sword-Untold-Battle-Midway/dp/1574889249 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-23 14:35:44

The Drydock - Episode 147

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:39 - How much influence does one nations ship building have on anothers? 00:07:01 - How comparable are the Late-WWI capital ship designs such as Hood, the L20eas, the Mackensens, etc compared to WWII-era fast big-gun capital ships? 00:13:34 - Modernised L20ea vs Bismarck? 00:17:18 - How did the various naval groups (Military and Commercial) around the world agree upon the International Signal Flags we have today? 00:19:56 - Calender for Pearl Harbour Battleships salvage efforts 00:21:49 - How common and dangerous was the problem of hydrogen sulfide building up in damaged ships? 00:24:14 - Post-Pearl Harbour cleanup? 00:26:55 - Italian Salvage after Taranto? 00:29:10 - Electrical power redundancy on a battleship? 00:35:39 - Returning Oklahoma and Arizona to service? 00:40:57 - Average height and ship construction 00:46:58 - Why are US engineering rates often called Snipes? 00:49:18 - Did the Axis and Soviet navies have chaplains or equivilants? 00:50:35 - What was the state of the Soviet Navy at the end of WWII, and what were the plans for rebuilding and expansion immediately after? 00:53:36 - How much of a sailor's watch was made up of busywork, or was most of it necessary to keep the ship from losing the fight against the sea? 00:57:38 - When did wooden backing for armour plates stop? 01:02:17 - Given the USN's tendency to mount a 5"/38 to anything afloat, is there a record of how many were produced? 01:03:49 - Channel Admin/US Trip An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-22 12:00:05

HMVS Cerberus - Guide 232

HMVS Cerberus, a unique ironclad of the Victorian Navy and later the Australian Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-Oscar-Parkes/dp/085422002X www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Battlefleet-G-Ballard/dp/0245530304 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: USS Minneapolis, CA-36 USS Long Beach HMS Sovereign of the Seas SS Great Eastern PT Boats Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Hunt class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-19 12:00:07

Guadalcanal Campaign - The Battle of Tassafaronga: (IJN 4(?) : 3 USN)

Today we look at the penultimate major engagement of the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Battle of Tassafaronga, where some ships experience the front falling off, which is not supposed to happen. Massive thanks to the fine gentlemen at The Operations Room for making the animations, check out their channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnZJt7yQw5IztVwe-Dscd-Q Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Neptunes-Inferno-U-S-Navy-Guadalcanal/dp/B004KSEYHI www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-History-Imperial-Japenese-Navy/dp/1591142199 http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-CN-Guadalcanal/index.html www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00TG24BC6/ Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-16 12:54:29

The Drydock - Episode 146

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:39 - Diesel Yamato? 00:03:02 - Position of spotting aircraft on ships? 00:09:02 - WW1 radio jamming at sea 00:13:05 - Warship gun elevation 00:18:51 - Wwhy was it considered acceptable for a ship to conceal herself but not for soldiers to do so? 00:23:38 - How useful were the remaining US Standards in the early Pacific Theatre? 00:25:49 - Why did the Imperial German Navy make no serious attempt to intercept the transports carrying the British Expeditionary Force over the Channel in 1914? 00:31:31 - Salvage of Cassin and Downes vs Arizona? 00:36:15 - Improvements to WW2 designs? 00:39:28 - Could have the Japanese air attack damaged the dockyard facilities in any meaningful manner, which would have put them out of for a longer period of time? 00:42:21 - Researching and preseving a document 00:46:55 - Catching fish in the navy? 00:49:06 - At what point does naval history become naval lore? How does lore differ from myth? 00:56:24 - Age of Sail and leaving the RN 01:02:02 - How steam moves through boilers 01:03:56 - Laundry Day in the Age of Sail? 01:07:52 - Channel Admin An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-16 01:30:55

General Naval Chat

A relaxed mid-month evening stream and naval chat as requested by the viewers. Questions from the chat will be take and answered

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-15 12:00:04

SMS S90 - Guide 231

The S90 'class', a set of somewhat similar torpedo boats of the Imperial German Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ship here: www.amazon.co.uk/GERMAN-WARSHIPS-1815-1945-Surface/dp/0851775330 Naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifel Next on the list: HMVS Cerberus, USS Minneapolis, CA-36 USS Long Beach HMS Sovereign of the Seas SS Great Eastern PT Boats Z Class Cleveland class SM U-156 Boston class Des Moines Heavy cruisers. Hydra Class Ironclads Audacious class CV's Malta class Hunt class Tennessee-class cruiser The Merrimack and Mersey class of frigates Henri IV USS Marblehead Pinguin German Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis Project 24 Sovetsky Soyuz class Battleship HMS Caroline Ships of Battle of Campeche

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-14 20:00:02

Dystopian Wars - The Chinese Fleet and more Russians!

Today, we have the Chinese Empire faction of Dystopian Wars to preview, as well as the next wave of Russian releases! Dystopian Wars is a Jules Verne-style Steampunk/Sci-fi naval (and air) tabletop wargame originally produced by Spartan Games, the IP was purchased by Warcradle Studios several years ago when Spartan collapsed. Any tips/tricks improvements for this kind of video are welcome, I have plenty more models and game systems to look over (including every model made for Victory at Sea) if you like this occasional format.

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-12 12:00:30

Shore Bombardment in WW2 - We're in the re-landscaping business now!

Today we cover a brief summary of the how, why, when and where of shore bombardment. Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2021-05-09 12:27:03

The Drydock - Episode 145

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:39 - Downscaled Tillmans vs Iowas 00:06:30 - What are those tent/tarp cover things on the backs of ships? 00:07:48 - Med Fleet in the Far East? 00:14:57 - What year were the most Battleships/Battlecruisers sunk in combat? 00:17:47 - Satsuma's and Kawachi's with uniform main batteries? 00:21:04 - Fletcher doesn't leave before 1st Savo Island? 00:25:08 - Low quarterdecks and flush-decks on battleships 00:33:41 - Immediate follow-up to 1st Savo Island? 00:41:25 - Torpedoes as bombs? 00:44:00 - How much 'passive radar' (or just detection of enemy radar) was used in WW2 at sea? 00:45:53 - Did the type of woods (oak, hornbeam, etc.) available in a country have an impact on ship design and were there attempts to import types of wood to make other designs? 00:49:15 - Where there any gun boats that used tank turrets? 00:51:02 - How do admirals change flagships in the middle of an ongoing naval battle? 00:52:16 - Post WW2, how were US aircraft expected to attack enemy fleets? Was it still dive bombers and torpedo bombers as the US stepped into the missile age? 00:55:40 - How much did Sovereign of the Seas influence naval development? 00:59:11 - How do Age of Sail cannon compare to modern guns in calibre? 01:01:40 - What is the legality of marriage at sea, and how was/is it done? 01:04:45 - 250k subscribers, Corrections and Comments An archive of Drydock Questions and free naval photos - www.drachinifel.co.uk Model ships of many periods - http://store.warlordgames.com?aff=21 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt Want to get some books? www.amazon.co.uk/shop/drachinifelDrydock