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From Drachinifel at 2023-01-28 12:00:32

HEIC Nemesis - Guide 320

The Nemesis, an iron-hulled warship East India Company, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: Nemesis The First Iron Warship - Warship https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nemesis-First-Iron-Warship-World/dp/0750967374 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-27 13:00:03

Learning about the Imperial German Navy - Introductory book recommendations

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today I give a quick look over a set of books from my library that form a good introductory set to the Imperial German Navy and which ones to look out for if they can be found at a decent price. Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-25 12:00:28

Admiral Beresford and the 2nd Pacific Squadron - What if Britain had gone to war?

Today we take a look at just how close the Royal Navy came to engaging the Russian 2nd Pacific Squadron, and what the most likely outcome of that would have been. Sources: https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/1974/march/north-sea-incident-1904 The History of the Russo-Japanese War - Sydney Tyler The Tsar's Last Armada MARITIME OPERATIONS IN THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, 1904–1905 - Volume 2 - Sir Julian Corbett 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-22 11:59:16

The Drydock - Episode 231

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:47 - Early submarines used either petrol or kerosene powered engines, what were the benefits to using these types vs a diesel engine if any? 00:04:19 - U-boats are often used in an offensive position like hunting convoys or capital ships, but what about in a defensive position? 00:08:13 - Why did Japans Jeune Ecole style fleet have so much trouble with the obsolete Chinese ironclads? 00:11:58 - How many of the pre-1894 Majestic era ironclad oddities survived long enough to be scrapped during Fisher's housecleaning of Victorian leftovers? 00:14:34 - Why the Royal Navy tradition of naming ships "Temeraire", when it's entirely a French word? Was the original Temeraire just so good, that it became a core part of Royal Navy tradition? 00:17:49 - How are depth charge throwers such as k and Y guns reloaded at sea? Also, how are additional depth charges added to the roller racks during a fight? Is it just muscle power of the crew? 00:20:42 - How did the U-Boats deal with salt water corrosion of deck guns? 00:24:19 - Would it be possible to build certain battleship types much earlier? 00:29:26 - How were local transfers (between islands) handled by the US in WWII? 00:33:44 - Why were the Unryu's a different class? 00:38:03 - Are there any sketch designs or blueprints that show what the Montanas would’ve looked like if the true specs of Yamato were known? 00:42:06 - Japanese flare drops for night attacks 00:46:25 - Where were the main hunting grounds of American and French Privateers during the American Revolution? For the Americans, did they change as the war went on? 00:51:06 - The Convair Sea Dart and hydroski fighters? 00:55:28 - Fleet Admiral William Leahy? 00:58:34 - Do you think the tender Akitsushima was effective with only 1 flying boat as her entire air complement?

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-21 21:15:56

The Drydock - Episode 228 (Live Segment) - 22nd January 2023

The stream answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-21 12:00:34

Kommuna - Guide 319

The Kommuna, an salvage vessel of the -Insert current rulers of Russia here- Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute - Volume 141 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spoils-War-Enemy-Fleets-after/dp/1526741989/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Soviet-Warship-Development-1917-Siegfried/dp/B011SJRNLK http://www.hisutton.com/Russian-Navy-Moskva-Cruiser-Wreck.html Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-18 12:00:20

Obscure Ships - Five vessels that deserve to be better known

Today we look at my picks for five ships or ship types that displayed excellent traits of design or performance, but don't usually get as much notice as they should. 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-15 11:58:23

The Drydock - Episode 230

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:55 - How does breaking up a ship for scrap work? 00:05:23 - What was the Yamato equivalent for the Age of Sail, Ironclads and Pre-Dreadnoughts? 00:11:20 - Armoured cruiser upgrade plans? 00:17:41 - How good was visibility from the conning tower from KGV and QE? 00:21:24 - Small tube boilers and maintainence? 00:25:22 - What is the benefit of a firetube boiler? Why did it remain the primary type for locomotives, traction engines, steam wagons, etc? 00:28:58 - How likely were East Indiamen to sail alone during the Napoleonic era? 00:31:30 - Iowa's vs anti-ship missiles? 00:35:48 - I remember reading their was a Royal Navy rating who also got a Victoria Cross during the St Nazaire raid for performing a simular act to Sergeant Durrant, is this true and if so can you please name him for us? 00:38:26 - Torpedo strike on Gneisenau? 00:41:38 - The Kriegsmarine with 300 submarines? 00:48:07 - How applicable would US Navy carrier doctrine, tactics, strategies and the like from 1944-45 be in the 1942 carrier battles given the limits of the technology and equipment from that year? 00:52:04 - What are the advantages of welding versus riveting, particularly for naval vessels? 00:55:27 - There are two ships that had unsuccessful first voyages, Titanic and Bismarck. Why do you think these two ships get so much attention after they both sank and could both be considered failures? 01:01:01 - At what point did the British realize the US could outbuild them and at what point did it become clear that would absolutely happen? Did this impact British plans and foreign policy in any way? 01:05:38 - Decomissioning of HMS Vanguard?

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-14 12:00:14

HMS Argus - Guide 318

The Argus, an converted aircraft carrier of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Carrier-Aviation-Evolution-Aircraft/dp/0851774881 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Aircraft-Carriers-Development-Histories/dp/1848321384 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beardmore-Built-Argus-1914-1947/dp/095734435X Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-13 13:00:24

Learning about the Imperial Japanese Navy - Introductory book recommendations

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today I give a quick look over a set of books from my library that form a good introductory set to the IJN and which ones to look out for if they can be found at a decent price. Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-11 12:00:35

Admiral Chester Nimitz - Master of the Pacific

Today with the help of returning guest, author and historian Trent Hone, we take a look at how Admiral Nimitz found himself in charge of the USN's Pacific efforts, and how he led it to victory over 4 years of conflict. https://www.usni.org/press/books/mastering-art-command https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Art-Command-Admiral-Chester/dp/1682475956 https://www.usni.org/press/books/battle-guadalcanal https://www.usni.org/press/books/learning-war-0 https://www.usni.org/press/books/battle-line-0 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/drachinifel

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-08 12:01:38

The Drydock - Episode 229

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:46 - As the Saipans were originally made as escort carriers, would they have worked well as a pure fighter carrier, and would they have survived kamikazes if hit with their armor? 00:05:06 - "Military Communications" ships? 00:10:25 - Do you think that the Romans or Greeks or Carthaginians had the technological capabilities or could have developed the technology within a few hundred years to build a ship with the size and sea going capability of late 18th century ships of the line ala HMS Victory (obviously minus cannons) before the beginning of the first millennium AD? 00:13:34 - Do you think the biggest ships in Zheng He's treasure fleet ever really existed the way their size is described, given not even in the 1800s wooden, metal-reinforced ships of smaller size had trouble not breaking on the open ocean? 00:18:01 - Are shells interchangeable for example cold Rodney and Iowa fire each other’s main battery shells? 00:22:50 - HMS Tiger at Chatham? 00:23:47 - Lexington and Hood differences? 00:28:23 - With the K-class, did no one, at any point, stop to question whether designing a sub whose crush depth was less than the length of the sub itself might have been a poor design choice? 00:33:50 - Would wood from the West Australian Jarrah tree have made good timbers for wooden warships? 00:37:06 - Tabletop games, how do you personally rate different games and systems? 00:41:13 - Which Dystopian Wars model is HMS Warspite? 00:41:58 - Do you know of cases where an emergency program either permitted a capital warship to escape opposing forces under fire or else be completed to defend itself against an impending attack? 00:45:28 - How much additional power was gained by adding oil to coal ? 00:49:30 - Were folding masts on central battery or turret ironclads ever considered to act backup power without encumbering the firing arcs? 00:53:30 - How long did it take the British Battlecruisers to raise steam at the Battle of the Falkland Islands? 00:57:47 - How long would it take on average for the navies of the commonwealth, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Poland, Germany and Japan to mobilize for war in say early July of 1939? 01:00:51 - If the size limitations imposed on the US Navy through WW II (width to fit in Panama Canal locks, height to pass under Brooklyn Bridge) had not existed, how would that have changed the design of fast battleships and carriers?

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-07 12:00:07

SMS Kaiser (1911) - Guide 317

SMS Kaiser, the lead ship of her class of dreadnought battleships of the Imperial German Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kaisers-Battlefleet-German-Capital-1871-1918/dp/1848322291 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Germanys-High-Sea-Fleet-World/dp/099276484X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Imperial-German-Navy-World-Warships/dp/0764352164 https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Warships-World-War-One/dp/1853671231 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Days-High-Seas-Fleet/dp/1526754584 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-04 12:00:26

USS New Jersey - America’s Most Decorated Battleship

Today we take a look at some of what's on offer aboard the mighty battleship USS New Jersey! Visit them here! - https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/ Come and meet myself and noted author & historian Trent Hone on February 11th 2023 aboard the ship! 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-01 14:34:22

The Drydock - Episode 228 (Part 2)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:28 - Humphrey's diagonal bracing vs Seppings 00:03:15 - How badly would the USN have done if it joined WW2 in 1939? 00:09:26 - Rating ships by their guns? 00:15:42 - Admiral Troubridge attacks? 00:26:06 - Pacific War in 1938? 00:32:20 - What kind of damage can you realistically expect to take from an over-penetration? 00:36:36 - Torpedo defence systems pro's and con's 00:46:04 - The Age of Sail Dardenelles operation 00:50:38 - What was the typical procedure for protection of newly completed capital ships departing from the east coast of the US during WW2? 00:54:40 - What would you recommend to improve the Konigsberg and Nurnberg Class cruisers while still stuck with the are displacement? 01:00:20 - Speaking purely from an engineering standpoint (hand waving canal passage, harbor passage, draft considerations, etc) how big can a ship be before it is impossible to move or sinks immediately? 01:05:03 - Why wasn't it Roosevelt's or Nimitz's fault that Halsey went chasing north rather than staying home and guarding San Berardino? 01:11:26 - In hindsight, would Japan have been better off building the Yamato's as Shinano's (or a similar ground up design) instead of the battleships they ended up as, or would they still have ended up as floating hotels? 01:16:05 - During the age of sail, what percentage of crew could be expected to have their ankles broken by loose rolling cannon balls and other heavy equipment during a battle, and what could be done to prevent injuries, yell “fore” when one got loose or wear shin braces? 01:19:59 - What could the US Navy have done to their interwar cruiser format of situating floatplane facilities amidships to avoid the kinds of devastating fire damage seen in the Battle of Savo Island? 01:24:31 - Given the pressure the treaty era put on guarding the Empire, did the Royal Navy look into using aircraft to "take up the slack"? 01:30:36 - What's your favorite examples of Royal Navy "Jack-Speak" and what are the names of the equivalent "secret" languages in other navies? 01:35:38 - What might have been the names of the unbuilt County class cruisers? 01:38:37 - Disabling an enemy with large calibre HE? 01:44:45 - Has anyone attempted to make a decoy capital ship to draw attention from aircraft? 01:47:39 - Seaplane tenders/carriers notable moments? 01:50:41 - Hypothetical WW1 battlecruisers? 01:52:55 - Retrofitting the QE's with triple turrets? 01:58:23 - Did Australia have any dry docks that could be used for the repair of US Crusiers and smaller vessels in 1942? 02:00:30 - Tripe 4" guns on the Renowns etc? 02:05:07 - WW2 IJN ASW doctrine/lack thereof? 02:10:33 - Many people criticize admiral Kurita for withdrawing at Samar, but what would he have been able to accomplish if he’d pressed on the attack? 02:17:33 - If the Royal Navy hadn't scrapped all its cruisers, would any of them (ie. the Towns, Counties, and Crown Colony's) have faired better from a stability perspective than the USN ships if converted to similar extents and why? 02:23:56 - Relative serving aboard Yorktown? 02:26:17 - Given the obvious danger of splinters, enemy snipers and cutlass-wielding boarders, why was body armor neglected by Napoleonic-Era naval Officers? 02:29:35 - I recently learned that USS Nevada took fire as a gunnery target for 5 days before being sunk by an aircraft launched torpedo. Was this because the Navy was studying the damage intermittently, or for some other reason? 02:32:46 - In a recent Drydock you discussed how effective a late-war USN carrier group could hit late-war USN defenses. What about the other side of the war? How effective would the poorly trained aviators of the IJN (circa Philippine Sea) fare if they had to strike a similar era IJN fleet?

From Drachinifel at 2023-01-01 12:21:39

The Drydock - Episode 228 (Part 1)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - Would Fort Drum have done better with bigger guns? 00:03:36 - Shrapnel coming through voice pipes? 00:07:40 - Could the Nelson class have been made a little faster? 00:11:54 - What are some examples of ships that, for their time, absolutely sold out in the direction of either speed, armor, or firepower, and what were some of the consequences of going all-in for one attribute? 00:15:33 - Of each ship class, which ship can be labeled as "Ship too angry to die"? 00:18:04 - Minelaying submarines in WW2? 00:24:06 - When radar replaced mast mounted range finders, what was the overall effect on ship stability? 00:28:07 - Was the French victory in the Battle of the Capes due more to their acts or to British incompetence? 00:32:09 - What were the last surface actions of the various axis powers? 00:35:05 - Washington Treaty without the no sale/transfer clause? 00:39:40 - Timing tolerance specification on time fuzes? 00:43:16 - Timeline of 5.25" gun development? 00:47:42 - From an engineering perspective, could a submarine feasibly be designed and built to deliver such an attack without causing crippling or fatal damage to itself in the process? 00:52:16 - Which Enterprise would have the most historical impact if she vanished? 00:56:19 - Could a 6" cruiser actually take on an 8" cruiser? 01:01:47 - How effective were the 12inch guns of the Imperatrista Mariya/Ganguts? 01:05:25 - Warspite rapid-fire on D-Day 01:08:20 - Barn Door Stops? 01:11:50 - Roskill v Marder - separate to factual accuracy, who do you think conveyed their ideas better? 01:13:22 - More on Barn Door Stops 01:21:10 - What type of engineering and maintenance challenges were encountered by warships running triple expansion engines at maximum speed? 01:26:00 - Age of Sail and crews fishing? 01:28:37 - What would the repercussions have been if the Russians had defeated the Japanese at Tsushima? Would it been a dramatic rewriting of history as we know it? 01:32:45 - 'Armour box' designs in interwar ships? 01:41:41 - Tiny Tim rockets? 01:47:03 - Naval pyrrhic victories? 01:51:16 - Do you feel it is fair that Battle Honours are only given for British victories, or should any significant combat action count such as Coronel? 01:54:35 - How much more capable were purpose-built ASW escorts like US DEs compared to stopgaps like Flowers when the Flowers were refitted with the latest and greatest ASW systems? 01:59:35 - Politicians who directly contribute to naval/maritime technology? 02:02:12 - So how do WW2 folding wings on carrier aircraft work? 02:05:14 - In hindsight, would a KGV with just eight 14" guns in two quad mountings forward make for a good proposition? 02:10:27 - How would Germany react to the French Fleet continuing the fight? 02:17:08 - What was the appropriate ratio of capital ships to cruisers to destroyers for a battle fleet in this period? 02:24:31 - 1920's 'razees'? 02:29:24 - Was it a good idea to not have torpedo launchers on US cruisers? 02:34:35 - Were pre-dreadnoughts themselves a "sea change" from some earlier standard type? 02:40:45 - Why weren’t captured WW1 & 2 ships given to smaller allied navies like Poland or Greece? 02:44:48 - Commander James Pearl 02:55:27 - Where would Mikasa's gun land? 02:58:29 - Why was the Surcouf's rotating torpedo launcher not used in other submarine designs?

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-31 12:00:15

HSwMS Gotland - Guide 316

The Gotland, an aircraft cruiser of the Swedish Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ships here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hybrid-Warship-Amalgamation-Aircraft-Conways/dp/0851775551/ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-30 21:00:31

U534 - Artifacts from a sunken U-Boat

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL See more here and with big thanks to: https://twitter.com/howtofixauboat https://liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk/ https://bigheritage.co.uk/ https://howtofixauboat.com/ Previous video in the series: https://youtu.be/zhUalw9XTbA 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 2022-12-28 12:00:23

Admiral Andrew Cunningham - Boers, Beatty and Bolsheviks (Part 1)

Today we take a look at the start of the career of Admiral Cunningham, one of the greatest 20th century Admirals of the Royal Navy. Sources: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sailors-Odyssey-Autobiography-Admiral-Cunningham/dp/1399092952 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cunningham-Papers-Mediterranean-Selections-Correspondence/dp/1840146222 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Admiral-Fleet-Andrew-Cunningham-Twentieth-Century/dp/0714684600 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-26 17:04:36

The Drydock - Episode 223 (Live Segment) - 26th December 2022

The very delayed stream answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-25 11:48:54

The Drydock - Episode 227

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:43 - What was the reason for the Germans’ decision to use the 11” and 12” guns on their capital ships at a time when the Royal Navy had begun to use 13.5” and 15” guns? 00:06:30 - How do you rate the Leanders? 00:10:40 - Why do battleships explode when they capsize? 00:16:14 - Why did Shokaku so consistently outperform other IJN CVs? 00:20:22 - Did Tsushima lead to a massive reworking of doctrine and ship design in Britain and France? 00:23:56 - What kind of torpedo did the Oskarborg fortress have? 00:26:33 - How would the Allies have used the French fleet in WW2? 00:32:39 - Reducing destroyer turning radii? 00:37:41 - What are (in your opinion) the 5 worst carrier conversions up to 1924 and how/why have they made it on the list? 00:42:24 - USS Iowa vs Lexington drag race? 00:45:15 - During the Second World War, how did the United States Navy and Coast Guard coordinate on coastal and convoy defense. Did they have a joint office for coordination, or how were responsibilities determined for each service? 00:48:42 - What ships were part of the US navy's neutrality patrols in the north Atlantic at the time of Bismarks breakout? 00:52:42 - Why is it no one can agree on what the USS Arizona’s color scheme was on December 7th? 00:58:44 - How did Age of Sail press gangs work?

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-24 12:00:03

IJN Shinano - Guide 315

The Shinano, an aircraft carrier converted from a battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ships here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aircraft-Carriers-World-1914-Present/dp/B010EV3M7C https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battleships-Axis-Neutral-World-War/dp/0870211013 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warships-Imperial-Japanese-Jentschura-Al/dp/087021893X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shinano-Sinking-Japans-Secret-Supership/dp/031200186X Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-21 12:00:00

Typhoon Cobra - When the weather does more damage than the enemy

Let Audible help you discover new ways to laugh, be inspired, or be entertained. New members can try Audible free for 30 days. Visit https://audible.com/drachinifel or text drachinifel to 500-500. Today we take a look at the first of 'Halsey's Typhoons', what happened, why, and who had a lucky escape? Sources: US National Archive Videos 428-NPC-7014/12305/6846/6845 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sea-Cobra-Admiral-Halseys-Pacific/dp/1592289789 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Down-Sea-Story-Disaster-Heroism/dp/0061173177 https://www.history.navy.mil/about-us/leadership/director/directors-corner/h-grams/h-gram-039/h-039-3.html https://www.usni.org/press/books/bull-halsey 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:06 - Background 00:08:50 - The storm gathers 00:14:02 - The seas rise 00:19:24 - Running before the storm 00:28:00 - The typhoon hits 00:41:38 - Ships are lost 00:48:46 - Pint-size hero 00:55:45 - Aftermath 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-18 12:14:40

The Drydock - Episode 226

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:52 - Is it safe to say that WW1 Dreadnoughts were more stable than a WW2 Battleship? 00:06:11 - If the RN had made the fusion design and had a 25 knot battle line from before the US started it's Standard classes do you think the Standards would have still been 21 knots? 00:12:26 - Changes in the Divisions of the Grand Fleet? 00:19:01 - Battles significantly affected by the weather? 00:24:46 - Were the Indiana-class pre-dreadnought battleships really as bad as some sources say they were? 00:29:30 - Given the insane luck HMS New Zealand had, and given the Navy tradition of naming ships after lucky/successful predecessors, why has there never been another HMS New Zealand? 00:33:21 - Why was the force at Gibraltar called "Force H"? 00:36:48 - What were the Courageous class for? 00:46:46 - To the best of your knowledge, would the Anglo Japanese alliance have survived into the 1940s if it was not broken up by treaties? 00:53:12 - What's the most horrific Darwin Award from the Pacific theatre of WW2 linked to the use of naval aviation? 00:57:07 - Why did the French 13" gun have a longer barrell life than the Italian 15" despite having a higher muzzle velocity? 00:59:40 - What would you recommend to read about the reasons and the events of the British naval decline after the second world war? 01:01:56 - Why did SMS Lubeck had multiple screws on a single shaft?

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-17 12:00:14

IJN Satsuma - Guide 314

The Satsuma class, semi-dreadnought battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the the ships here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Warships-Imperial-Japanese-Jentschura-Al/dp/087021893X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-1906-1921-History/dp/0851772455/ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-16 14:00:26

Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battleships? - SCB 19 and the Incomplete Iowa class

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today we take a look at some of the considered options for completing USS Kentucky and USS Illinois after the end of WW2, with some reference to the iteration of the Illinois found in the game World of Warships. Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-14 12:00:02

Innovating Victory - How Technology Changed the Battlefield

Today, with the help of returning guest Vince O'Hara and new guest Leonard R Heinz, we take a quick look at how to select six technologies that radically changed how naval wars were fought, and how to write a book about them! +++++++++++++++++ Pick up a copy here: https://www.usni.org/press/books/innovating-victory https://www.amazon.co.uk/Innovating-Victory-Naval-Technology-Three/dp/1682477320/ Other works: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vincent-P-OHara/e/B001JP7S5U +++++++++++++++++ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-11 12:57:18

The Drydock - Episode 225

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:33 - How confident are you of your Drydock replies? Have you ever had a time in which you realized that an answer you posted was partially wrong or wholly wrong? 00:13:05 - With the exception of it's destroyers and a handful of light cruisers, why did the USN not follow the RN's example post-war of selling off many of it's larger ships (i.e. cruisers and carriers) to allied navies? 00:18:37 - What were some of the upgrades that they would have done to Bunker Hill, and are there pictures of it? 00:21:06 - If you were to build a 35,000 ton treaty compliant battleship, what would you go for? 00:25:08 - Is the Death Star Alarm taken from a naval vessel? 00:29:24 - Why were no heavy ships used by the RN during the Dunkirk evacuation? 00:33:18 - Fish shapes and Tudor-period warships? 00:36:47 - What if Jellico had gone straight on at Jutland? 00:42:56 - Were any fireships used in fleet actions against a formation with ships tied together? 00:44:21 - I heard the other day that direct turret hits on ships in WWII would tend to send the guns straight up to max elevation. What causes this? 00:47:35 - Food on Columbus' voyage? 00:50:48 - How hard was it to get professional historians and others to take you seriously and not just some fly by night YouTuber? 00:57:44 - What made some carrier conversions so bad? 01:06:44 - Navies that punched above their weight in WW2? 00:16:43 - Why were ships flag streamers so long? 01:21:33 - Channel Admin - Where should the Drydock source questions?

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-10 17:42:58

The Drydock - Episode 219 (Live Segment) - 10th December 2022

The very delayed stream answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-10 12:00:31

HMS Renown (1895) - Guide 313

HMS Renown, a unique second-class battleship and flagship of Jackie Fisher of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-1889-1904-R-Burt/dp/1399096567 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-1906-1921-History/dp/0851772455 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-Oscar-Parkes/dp/085422002X Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-07 12:00:29

When the Japanese came after a Pearl Harbor survivor again - USS Pennsylvania, August 12th 1945

Today we take a look at the last major successful Japanese attack at sea of WW2, after a relatively charmed life, USS Pennsylvania is hit right at the end of the war. Sources: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/77509524 https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Battleships-Illustrated-Design-History/dp/1591142474 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keystone-Battlewagon-Pennsylvania-BB-38-Warship/dp/0933126271 https://donmooreswartales.com/2011/07/13/drennon-judy/ US Archive Video: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/140105283 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-04 12:04:44

The Drydock - Episode 224

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:40 - Mines in the War of 1812? 00:02:33 - Where and how did the British get the materials to actually build St Lawrence? 00:04:18 - How much faster would 1930-40’s warships have been had todays understanding of hydrodynamics been applied to their hull designs at the time? 00:10:56 - Was there reasonable evidence in the early 1920's, for airships having more potential for the Navy than carriers? 00:16:02 - At its height of power before and up to the Battle of Trafalgar what was the main makeup of the Royal Navy battle line? How many first rate, second rate and third rate ships were in service?? 00:20:07 - Shinano as a proper carrier? 00:26:53 - How important was Malacca Strait in WWII? 00:29:44 - Admiral Hart 00:35:47 - How did they remount guns during the Age of Sail? 00:39:31 - Has their ever been a time where a captain or other crew members have conspired to keep a ship unduly out of harms way? 00:45:04 - How was half pay calculated? 00:47:56 - Why was the Med not suitable for large scale sustained carrier ops? 00:58:45 - Could Wasp have been built as a full-size Yorktown?

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-03 12:00:03

HMS Jervis Bay - Guide 312

The Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/If-Gods-are-Good-Jervis/dp/0907579736 https://hmsjervisbay.com/index.php https://www.amazon.co.uk/Convoy-Will-Scatter-Story-Jervis/dp/1781593760 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-12-02 08:00:11

Learning about the Treaty Era - Introductory book recommendations

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today I give a quick look over a set of books from my library that form a good introductory set to the Treaty Era and why the Treaty system failed. Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-30 12:00:09

Admiral Jackie Fisher - High Tech, High Strung, High Tempered (The Ships)

Today, with the help of returning guest Matthew Wright, we take a look at the technical achievements and developments Admiral Fisher oversaw or was part of. +++++++++++++++++ Follow Matthew on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MatthewWrightNZ Visit Matthew’s website: www.matthewwright.net Read Matthew’s blog: http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com Buy Matthew’s naval books: The Battlecruiser New Zealand: a gift to Empire: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-Battlecruiser-New-Zealand-Hardback/p/19067 Blue Water Kiwis: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Water-Kiwis-Zealands-1870-2001/dp/0908318251/ +++++++++++++++++ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-29 13:49:52

World War II at Sea - A USNI Panel Discussion

The Pacific Theater in World War II was the largest in the war—indeed, in any war. Managing it was an unprecedented task that fell to a generation of naval leaders including Chester Nimitz, Raymond Spruance, William Halsey, and Willis Lee, among others. This panel will discuss and assess their separate and collective roles in the war including their strengths and weaknesses. Panelists: Thomas J. Cutler has been serving the U.S. Navy in various capacities for more than fifty years, including an in-country combat tour in Viet Nam and sea duty in cruisers, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and patrol craft. A former faculty member in both the Seamanship & Navigation and History Departments at the U.S. Naval Academy, he currently holds the U.S. Naval Institute’s Gordon England Chair of Professional Naval Literature and is a Fleet Professor of Strategy and Policy with the Naval War College (since 1992). He is the author of many articles and books, including A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy; The Battle of Leyte Gulf; Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam; and The Battle of Leyte Gulf at 75: A Retrospective Trent Hone is an authority on the U.S. Navy of the early twentieth century and a leader in the application of complexity science to organizational design. He studied religion and archaeology at Carleton College in Northfield, MN and works as a consultant helping organizations learn and innovate more rapidly. Mr. Hone regularly writes and speaks about leadership, organizational learning, and naval history.  His most recent book is Mastering the Art of Command: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Victory in the Pacific and Victory in the Pacific (Naval Institute 2022).  Paul Stillwell is an independent historian and retired naval officer. He worked for thirty years at the U.S. Naval Institute as an oral historian and editor of Naval History magazine. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including four on battleships and an award-winning volume on the Navy's first African American officers, The Golden Thirteen. His most recent book is Battleship Commander: The Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr., and has received the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the John Lyman Book Award.

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-27 14:20:31

The Drydock - Episode 223 (Part 2)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:25 - A more naval second Punic War? 00:05:48 - Would a USN heavy cruiser sink to the same attacks that sunk Helena and Phoenix? 00:10:20 - Where did the Japanese obsession with divided forces come from in the 1920s and 1930s? 00:14:30 - How did the admiralty keep track of its ships during the later age of sail, for example during the Napoleonic wars? 00:18:30 - The sinking of UB-68 00:21:33 - Where would Yamato’s 41 cm gun outside the Yamato museum hit if fired? 00:23:29 - Recessed gun in British triple 6" turrets? 00:24:52 - Imperial Germany building to a Franco-Russian Two-Power Standard? 00:28:53 - How economically viable are large museum ships in the future? 00:36:18 - At their current range, could any of the USS Olympia's guns penetrate USS New Jersey's belt? 00:38:24 - Who was the first admiral in the Royal Navy to have a ship named after him? 00:40:57 - In hindsight, would the Nelsons have been better ships if they had been armed with nine BL 15-inch Mk I naval guns in three turrets? 00:44:48 - Build times of CV-8 and CV-9? 00:49:37 - Torpedo boats for the Philippines? 00:51:48 - AA Omaha refit? 00:56:21 - What role did Nemesis and her sisters ordered by the secret committee play in the development of British ironclad? 01:01:07 - Which one of your videos so far makes you feel proud the most? Which one has surprised you the most in terms of its success and which topic that comes up repeatedly irritates you most? 01:11:44 - HMS Duke of Kent 01:17:33 - Given that the 700 ton sloop HMAS Yarra was designed to crew a maximum of 160, and given that the average weight of a WW2 soldier was 150lbs (probably closer to 200 kitted out)… how on earth did the Yarra not sink or capsize after she rescued 1805 troops from the SS Empress of Asia? 01:20:28 - Was HMS Hood the best ship in the interwar period? 01:25:25 - The last days of the war for Nagato? 01:27:45 - What would have happened if the royal navy had attacked the Russian second pacific squadron? 01:32:37 - Where there any other surface units who theoretically could have made it to the Battle of Samar? 01:34:36 - Have you played or do you intend to play the PC game Battlefleet: Gothic Armada 2? 01:37:01 - Thoughts on a book on the WNT? 01:42:05 - The HMS Amphitrite mutiny and the Admiralty's response? 01:47:21 - How were WW2 Royal Navy pilots and aircrew berthed? 01:52:14 - Can you talk about the shift of best aircraft carrier by year from 1920 to 1940? 01:57:03 - Anchor cleaning? 02:02:36 - When doing research, what process do you use to determine a source's credibility? Also, what types of sources do you most enjoy reading? 02:11:33 - Was there a period where the underdog outbuilt the major power in the 1900-1930 period? 02:15:23 - By 1945 what were the best radar sets (in terms of power, range, resolution, accuracy etc) for each type of radar - surface search, air search, fire control?

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-27 11:54:36

The Drydock - Episode 223 (Part 1)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - Kongo's and if they are BB's/BC's again? 00:07:12 - How dangerous were what we would consider childhood diseases to the under nourished crews of age of sail ship? 00:12:02 - Deployment of ships in/around July 1939? 00:13:43 - What goes into the design and construction of a ship's propellers? 00:20:17 - When did the "use it or lose it" approach to US Department of Defense funding come about; and how has it impacted the US Navy? 00:24:18 - NCO's with degrees? 00:27:23 - How integrated was Coastal Command with the Royal Navy in hunting German U-boats? 00:29:28 - Did any ships carry and use both square rigged sails and lateen sail? 00:31:36 - Floatplane operations and rough seas 00:35:41 - WW2 Atlantic Kriegsmarine supply network? 00:41:47 - Why aft deck mounts? 00:45:18 - How effective were air-dropped mines in comparison to conventionally-laid mines? 00:49:13 - For the long-range hits or straddles that were made by some ships, were any able to repeat that similar performance during their engagements or have some degree of consistency? 00:52:52 - If the KGVs had undergone major refits between 1950 and 1955, what would they look like? 00:56:10 - Large 'clocks' on ships? 00:59:14 - Would there be a flagship for convoys, especially the Atlantic convoys? 01:01:32 - Regarding the Mark 14 Torpedo, do you know if any of the personnel at the Bureau of Ordinance ever faced any sort of repercussions for their repeated denial of frontline reports? 01:03:34 - The mysterious loss of the Carroll A Deering 01:10:02 - Torpedoes and Ships of the Line? 01:13:56 - Operation Hannibal 01:17:29 - The Ryan RF-1 01:20:49 - Greyhound's escort group? 01:25:45 - Sampson vs Schley 01:29:35 - Between 1905 and 1945, how many times did battleships actually engage other battleships? 01:32:12 - Why is Royal Navy Procurement and Building historically comparatively free of "show projects" 01:36:22 - Did the Royal Navy have a force similar to the SeaBee's, or a device similar to the pontoon block? 01:37:49 - How stable are modern cruise ships? 01:41:14 - Secondary systems running from the main boilers? 01:43:26 - Cargo submarine designs? 01:48:45 - Two single 18 inch guns on HMS Furious, why? 01:50:37 - Air Void on an Iowa's turret? 01:51:50 - Baden trials? 01:58:41 - Adalbert Schneider 02:03:44 - How much more political or economic damage would there have been if John Paul Jones' squadron had succeeded in destroying or capturing a significant portion of the convoy? 02:09:35 - Fast rescue boats? 02:11:40 - Repair ships 02:16:45 - What planning/contingencies were put in place to preserve some sort of command structure to at least be able to surrender instead of sinking or possibly even keep fighting? 02:20:52 - Cordite dust and shock triggering? 02:27:52 - Can you tell us a bit about the "the Perisher" Submarine training course? 02:36:12 - What are (in your opinion) the 5 worst carrier conversions and how/why have they made it on the list? 02:42:59 - If you could do an around-the-world tour on any one museum ship, which would you choose and why? 02:45:06 - Apart from proximity fused ammuntion, was there ever any study done into advanced ammunition for naval guns in the 1930/40s? 02:47:47 - Why didn't the USN have torpedoes on its cruisers? (https://youtu.be/ltKBZxLAq9Y) 02:51:42 - Lattice gantries on the side of WW2 aircraft carriers? 02:53:26 - Could you discuss how tough it was to sink the Bismarck as compared to other ships in WW2?

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-26 20:42:48

The Drydock - Episode 215 (Live Segment) - 26th November 2022

The very delayed stream answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-26 12:00:04

R class (1917) - Guide 311

The R class, early hunter-killer submarines of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Submarines-Two-World-Wars/dp/1526738163 The First Hunter-Killers: British "R" Class Submarines of 1917, by David Miller - Warship 1993 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-23 12:00:02

Greek Fire - When you get than burning feeling all over...

Let Audible help you discover new ways to laugh, be inspired, or be entertained. New members can try Audible free for 30 days. Visit https://audible.com/drachinifel or text drachinifel to 500-500. Today we take a look at that great mystery of the ancient past, just what was Greek Fire and how was it used? Sources: The Alexiad The Chronicles of Theophanes A Possible Solution to the Problem of Greek Fire - Haldon 'Greek fire' revisited: recent and current research - Haldon The Age of the ΔΡΟΜΩΝ: The Byzantine Navy ca. 500–1204 - Pryor and Jefferies Secrecy, Technology, and War: Greek Fire and the Defense of Byzantium - Roland 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:16 - The History of Greek Fire 00:24:51 - The projection system 00:25:58 - The makeup of Greek Fire 00:34:01 - Experiments 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-20 11:52:41

The Drydock - Episode 222

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:38 - Were there any cruisers designed so badly, they ended being worse than destroyers? 00:05:33 - Plans that make no sense? 00:13:39 - Would you consider Operation Chariot to have been justified? 00:16:56 - Were there any parallels between the notion of pre-dreadnaught armored cruisers fighting in the line of battle and the reality of battle cruisers ending up in this role? 00:22:17 - Modernising the Tennessee's? 00:24:48 - Given HMS Furious's 18-inch guns destroyed rivets, what sort of damage would Incomparable suffer if she fired her 20-inch guns? 00:29:32 - Replacing older plate with new in WW2 to increase overall effectiveness? 00:33:22 - Why build light cruisers? 00:36:37 - Raising steam 00:38:38 - Why was HMS Carcass so named? 00:41:25 - Gunners relative ranks in the two fleets at the time of the Armada? 00:45:18 - About how long before we can expect the HMS King Charles III, and what type & class will she likely be? 00:49:05 - How did the QE's catch the battlecruisers in the Run to the South? 00:52:06 - Experience of actually being on a battleship? 00:54:35 - In the opening scene of the recent movie version of Les Miserables, a veritable army of convicts is seen hauling a ship of the line into a dry dock. Short question - is this remotely possible?

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-19 12:00:39

HIRMS Borodino/Izmail - Guide 310 (NB)

The Borodino/Izmail class, never-completed battlecruisers of the Imperial Russian Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ship here: https://www.usni.org/press/books/russian-and-soviet-battleships-0 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russian-Soviet-Battleships-Stephen-Mclaughlin/dp/1682477266 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 2022-11-18 16:00:00

Learning about the French Navy - Introductory book recommendations

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today I give a quick look over a set of books from my library that form a good introductory set to the Marine Nationale Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-16 12:38:54

Grumman F4F Wildcat - Shooting Zero's with a Barrel (Re-upload)

Today, with the help of guest Rex's Hangar, we take a look at the career of the F4F Wildcat, one of only two US aircraft to serve through the all of WW2. +++++++++++++++++ https://www.youtube.com/@RexsHangar +++++++++++++++++ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-16 12:00:29

Grumman F4F Wildcat - Shooting Zero's with a Barrel

Today, with the help of guest Rex's Hangar, we take a look at the career of the F4F Wildcat, one of only two US aircraft to serve through the all of WW2. +++++++++++++++++ https://www.youtube.com/@RexsHangar +++++++++++++++++ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-13 12:06:37

The Drydock - Episode 221

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:42 - Given equal fire control and reloading mechanisms, could the 100mm Type 98 have matched the performance of the 5"/38? 00:06:23 - With the information from the tests done by the Vasa museum, how did the Constitution survive with so few casualties if she was so heavily built? 00:11:52 - What is the cutout in the forecastle in many Armoured cruisers, Pre-Dreadnought and Dreadnought ships? Is it just to increase the firing arc of the casemate guns or is there another purpose? 00:15:34 - After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the USN was able to salvage most of the battleships etc... If Scapa Flow had suffered such a surprise attack would the Royal Navy have been able to salvage their losses to the same extent? 00:20:20 - How did the Royal Navy go about moving subs to the Baltic? 00:22:47 - The Black Sea has an anoxic layer of very high salinity water at depth, does it affect submarine operations? 00:24:54 - Is there a scenario where armored cruisers could continue to exist WW1? 00:31:05 - Why secondary casemates? 00:36:23 - What would have been the impact of the Germans gaining full control of the Danish fleet in 1940 or 1943? 00:38:19 - Were there tests to measure the range estimation accuracy of radar and/or optical rangefinders, or were they purely theoretically calculated, ignoring factors such as manufacturing quality? If real-world tests existed, how would they have been conducted? 00:41:53 - Why did the naval treaties forbid fortifications in the Pacific? 00:47:45 - How many ship classes have been named after actual ships, i.e. Dreadnoughts and Monitors? And what name had been used the longest and by the most ships? 00:51:47 - Unexpected battle results? 00:56:02 - Were there any attempts to create budget battleships(cheap and easy to build in short amount of time)? 00:59:06 - Admirals – or battles - whom you think are unfairly forgotten save by the devotees of age of sail naval history?

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-12 12:00:15

HMS Lively - Guide 309

The Lively class, 5th rate frigates of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_class&id=235 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Warships-Age-Sail-1793-1817/dp/1844157172 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sailing-Warships-U-S-Donald-Canney/dp/1557509905 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-09 12:00:06

US Navy Fleet Problems - Budget cuts and Grand Battles (XIII-XVI)

Today we take a look at the background and thinking behind the inter-war USN Fleet Problems, with summaries of Fleet Problems 13 through 16 Fleet Problems I through VII - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaQ_VGhFP8k Fleet Problems VIII through XII - https://youtu.be/rwf4kfLddbE Sources: To Train the Fleet For War: The U.S. Navy Fleet Problems, 1923–1940 - Albert A. Nofi https://www.amazon.co.uk/Testing-American-Sea-Power-Williams-Ford/dp/1603449892 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-War-Trent-Hone-author/dp/1682472930 https://www.usni.org/press/books/learning-war-0 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/177123040 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/177123804 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/177125467 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/177128428 US National Archive Videos: 428-NPC-776 428-NPC-782 428-NPC-1200 428-NPC-3125 428-NPC-3225 428-NPC-3238 428-NPC-3361 428-NPC-35846 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:01 - Fleet Problem 13 00:14:08 - Fleet Problem 14 00:24:22 - Fleet Problem 15 00:33:16 - Fleet Problem 16 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-06 12:10:51

The Drydock - Episode 220

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:42 - What’s with the idea behind above water torpedo tubes on battleships wouldn’t the range they were predicted to fight at make torpedoes useless? 00:04:38 - Could the Japanese afforded a balanced fleet without the Washington and London Naval Treaties? 00:06:57 - Why did the Lexington's have such huge cost overruns? 00:13:17 - Considering the outcome of the Run to the South in 1916, why does everyone give the result of Dogger Bank as granted had the battlecruisers kept chasing instead of diverting to the Blucher? 00:20:34 - Could a ship from the 1500s hold its own against a ship from the early 1800s or would the gulf in technology be to great? 00:23:39 - Why do you never hear the USN being mentioned in WW1? 00:26:51 - Is it fair to say that Yamamoto was wrong in believing that a PH strike followed by rapid expansion was the only way to quickly win against the USN? 00:32:18 - Did the US Navy 'proof' the armor on their naval aircraft? 00:37:17 - Was the USN sub service to have been more effective and capable than the Kreigsmarine U-boat arm? 00:42:55 - Are the minute detail historical inaccuracies of Midway really that bad when other history channels praise it for getting the broad strokes right? 00:52:32 - Why are ships powerplants relatively ineffecient in terms of power density? 00:56:19 - What's your favourite naval Reformers vs Old Guard story, and it can't be the HMS Captain disaster! 00:59:38 - In which form was coal used as fuel? Was it just lumps of coal, or bricks? Plus, how did the early ironclads deal with rust? 01:01:55 - If battleships usually fought at long range and rarely got into point blank range, why wasn't more armor thickness dedicated to the deck (to prevent plunging fire) instead of the sides of the ships? 01:04:59 - I the movies depicting the Normandy invasion we see assault troops unloading into the teeth of bunker protected machine gun fire. Why weren’t there sea born flat trajectory weapons to counter this? 01:08:08 - Why is Fuso a better ship than Almirante Latorre?

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-05 12:00:16

HMNZS Achilles - Guide 308

The Achilles, a Leander class cruiser of the Royal, Royal New Zealand and Indian Navies, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-Wars-After/dp/1399097911 British and Dominion Warships of World War Two - Lenton https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-War-Two/dp/0853683042 http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-06CL-Achilles.htm https://navymuseum.co.nz/explore/by-collections/ships/achilles/ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-11-02 12:00:25

USS Olympia - From Cali to Philly via Manilla

Today we take a look at some of what's on offer aboard the protected cruiser, USS Olympia. Visit them here! - https://www.phillyseaport.org/cruiser-olympia/ 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-30 15:05:01

The Drydock - Episode 219 (Part 2)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:33 - Was a short period of time where carrier attacks on a USN fleet even by a comparable force would be unlikely to have much success? 00:06:47 - Richelieu arcs of fire? 00:14:53 - How common were oil fired ships in the WW1 era USN? 00:17:32 - How did Dreadnought get 10 guns when the Lord Nelson's combined could only donate 8? 00:19:43 - What was the process by which the ram was reintroduced as one of the principle weapons? 00:24:30 - How important were sporting activities to navies to keeping morale up and keeping sailors in fighting shape as it were, and did these activities/competitions continue in times of war?? 00:29:06 - What was the RN’s knowledge of the USN’s battleship development from 1935? 00:31:46 - Why do early sailing warships have 4 masts and then go down to 3? 00:35:40 - What would have surpassed HMS Incomparable? 00:41:31 - How common/useful were shore based torpedo launchers? 00:45:19 - State if the USN's torpedo factory in the 1930's? 00:50:23 - How where heavy cruisers intended to interact in larger battles that include all the types of surface ship classes? 00:55:20 - RN vs French and Spanish cannon c.1805-1810? 01:00:38 - A typical convoy run to Malta? 01:08:50 - Have you looked into the Honor Harrington Series by David Weber?

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-30 12:19:28

The Drydock - Episode 219 (Part 1)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - Ship based IFF In WW2? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFUNscWTm6Q) 00:06:24 - Origin of the 'Tin Cans' nickname? 00:07:38 - How would the situation have changed if the WNT only regulated the tonnage of individual ships and not overall tonnage or number of ships allowed? 00:12:11 - How good were the Doctors aboard Royal Navy ships during the age of sail? 00:16:09 - Was there a Royal Navy reaction to the North Sea operations of the Spanish raiders Nadir (Ciudad de Valencia) and Ciudad de Alicante in late 1938? 00:20:32 - How do Midways rate in terms of capability in the post-WW2 jet age? 00:23:33 - How would damaged/punctured belt armor be replaced? 00:30:21 - US magazine circulation systems? 00:34:08 - Can you put Littorio's main turrets on the Scharnhorst? 00:36:31 - WW1 British shells (c.1916) 00:40:07 - Why were the Kongos seen as such a threat to other nations? 00:44:14 - Could you please explain the transit of Cape Horn by sail? 00:46:48 - Ship rating system history? 00:52:02 - Additional machinery in VTE ships? 00:54:26 - Hiyataka/Hiyatake/Hayataka/Hitaka class carriers? 00:57:16 - How to preserve Texas? 01:02:06 - Did Queen Elizabeth try and save HMS Vanguard from the scrappers? 01:05:31 - German spheres on battleships? 01:08:23 - Just how bad was the maintenance on Arkhangelsk and would it have affected her ability to do proper damage control after something like a torpedo hit? 01:11:30 - How did radio-controlled target ships actually work in the early 20th century? 01:14:49 - If the RN and RM had come to blows at the Suez over Ethiopia, what would it have looked like? 01:17:29 - Are there any notable (or known) age of sail ships which are now holding up the roof to someones parlor? Are any visit-able by the public? 01:20:57 - How was naval espionage conducted between the British, German, and other naval powers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries? 01:26:04 - What are your most overrated battles and/or ships and/or battleships? 01:34:07 - How would a pirate manage to aquire a Ship of the line, say a 4th Rate or lower end 3rd Rate? And How would the Navies of the World react to this menace to the merchant's pocket book? 01:37:44 - Why are larger ships faster when smaller planes and cars are the faster ones? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URgSFglbl5g) 01:42:22 - The minutia of naval training (https://youtu.be/RY5Ln8NEMns) 01:48:23 - What happened to damaged aircraft that landed on carriers? Were they simply shoved overboard, or were they repaired/scavenged for useful parts? 01:51:30 - How were battleship guns (or in fact naval guns in general) fired? Trigger, button etc? 01:53:22 - Ships with a permanent list? 01:56:40 - Did the admiral responsible for the MarkVI detonator, Christie, ever have to face any consequences for his blunders? 01:59:16 - For the US and Royal navies what names have been the most assigned but least launched either because it was changed or the ship was canceled? 02:02:12 - In your opinion, what were the best one-offs of each ship type (cruisers and up) in WW1, the Interwar Period, and WWII? 02:08:04 - What do you want to try next in your "taste of naval history" experiments? 02:11:23 - Roughly how much tonnage did the forced circulation boilers save in the Richelieu-class battleships? 02:14:09 - Calculations for Jutland Mk2? 02:18:45 - How were the Acacia class used in the Dardanelles, Aegean, Adriatic, and Mediterranean? 02:23:37 - What went wrong in the design process for the Lexingtons in their battlecruiser form, compared to the Amagis and G3s? 02:31:11 - Naval systems that start out a bit rubbish but improves over time? 02:36:30 - Was the rivalry between the IJA and IJN really that bad? 02:42:32 - When did the British start putting complete spar decks on their frigates? 02:45:09 - What is the difference between a ship and a boat? 02:49:42 - How good was the USN 18" gun? 02:54:11 - Rate of change in navies in WW1?

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-29 12:00:37

SMS Konig - Guide 307

The Konig class, dreadnought battleships of the Imperial German Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the Konig class here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kaisers-Battlefleet-German-Capital-1871-1918/dp/1848322291 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Germanys-High-Sea-Fleet-World/dp/099276484X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Imperial-German-Navy-World-Warships/dp/0764352164 https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Warships-World-War-One/dp/1853671231 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Days-High-Seas-Fleet/dp/1526754584 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-28 18:00:03

The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich - The Models are Back!

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL So, I decided to go see what the NMM had done in the lock-down-period overhaul and maintenance. I was pleasantly surprised! Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-26 12:00:19

Admiral Jackie Fisher - A Most Incomparable Individual (The Man)

Today, with the help of returning guest Matthew Wright, we take a look at the career of Admiral Fisher, with a followup looking at his technical achievements due next month. +++++++++++++++++ Follow Matthew on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MatthewWrightNZ Visit Matthew’s website: www.matthewwright.net Read Matthew’s blog: http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com Buy Matthew’s naval books: The Battlecruiser New Zealand: a gift to Empire: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-Battlecruiser-New-Zealand-Hardback/p/19067 Blue Water Kiwis: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Water-Kiwis-Zealands-1870-2001/dp/0908318251/ +++++++++++++++++ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-23 12:01:00

The Drydock - Episode 218

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:38 - Did the French Navy, for all of the resources placed into it, actually DO anything during the wars? 00:06:51 - Did Navies ever use or consider using shrapnel/fragmentation shells for defense against torpedo boats? 00:10:31 - Why did Drach study Civil Engineering? 00:12:01 - How exactly does one build a Sea Canal? 00:15:27 - What was the contemporary name for pre-dreadnought ships? 00:19:28 - The design process for HMS Hood? 00:20:36 - To what extent was the limiting factor of battle ranges the precision of ranging, as opposed to precision of aiming devices? 00:24:55 - What were the things that went wrong with the earlier British breech loaders? 00:32:54 - Could the Cerberus and the rest of the RVN squadron and fort Nepean have successfully done their job and defend Port Phillip Bay from a "russian squadron" ? 00:35:53 - Value of relative gun calibre? 00:39:16 - Captain Robert Fitzroy of HMS Beagle? 00:46:58 - Why are the IJN Kongo class sometimes called battleships and sometimes battle cruisers? 00:56:28 - Interwar battleship armament value? 01:02:58 - Why did BuOrd act like they did? 01:10:52 - Dunkerque/Strasbourg split?

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-22 12:00:13

HMS Calypso - Guide 306

The Calypso class, steel frigates of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the the ships here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ship-Steam-Torpedoes-Warships-Century/dp/0112903185 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1860-1905/dp/0831703024 http://www.grahamhague.com/article1.pdf Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-19 12:00:43

Admiral Horatio Nelson - The Trafalgar Campaign (Part 3)

A look at the most pinnacle of Nelson's career, covering the Trafalgar campaign from the beginning through to the moments before battle. Part 1 here: https://youtu.be/utQjIWF2Dhc Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/0c6gkFmEhpU With thanks to: National Museum of the Royal Navy - https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/ HMS Victory's current 'Big Repair' - https://bit.ly/3MzHifH Matt Easton (Scholagladiotoria) - https://www.youtube.com/c/scholagladiatoria The Trafalgar Gun Company - https://www.trafalgarguncompany.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TrafalgarGun/ Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-16 12:05:45

The Drydock - Episode 217

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:44 - Did the Japanese address the shortcomings their Carrier operations showed at Midway? 00:05:01 - WW1 AA weapons comparison? 00:06:24 - Which is the better windscreen material for shells? 00:11:59 - Did the austro-hungarian subs achieved anything of note? 00:13:51 - Battle of Riachuelo 00:16:02 - Alternative raiders in WW1? 00:19:56 - Radar jamming in WW2? 00:24:31 - Late-war HMS Prince of Wales AA fit if not sunk? 00:27:08 - Have you considered narrating the rest of "The War of the Worlds? 00:29:46 - HMS Ark Royal's career? 00:33:15 - HMS King George V design details? 00:38:30 - 5.25" destroyers? 00:42:01 - 'Gunboat Policy' of Jefferson? 00:49:11 - Age of Sail 'battle of annihilation' concepts? 00:57:52 - How much sail would be required to turn the SS Great Eastern into a "fast" ship? 01:01:17 - Warship machine shop questions https://youtube.com/c/CuttingEdgeEngineeringAustralia 01:08:14 - Channel Admin

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-15 12:00:21

T-class - Guide 305

The T class, submarines of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Submarines-World-Erminio-Bagnasco-1977-08-02/dp/B01K15TYDM https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Submarines-Two-World-Wars/dp/1526738163 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sea-Wolves-Extraordinary-Britains-Submarines-ebook/dp/B004ZKVFJG Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-14 17:00:42

Spice and Questions - Drach's tries a version of the Hot Wings challenge

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today my cameraman (https://youtube.com/c/TwoGuysBadGames) and I answer subscriber questions whilst trying not to fall victim to increasingly silly levels of hot sauce. For fun, apparently... 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-12 12:00:23

The Battle of Actium - We can at least agree ships were involved!

Today we take a look at the battle that decided if Rome was to be a Republic or an Empire, and also examine why its incredibly hard to work out just exactly what happened between the start and the end! Sources: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Actium-31-BC-World-ebook/dp/B0976ZKWVY https://www.amazon.co.uk/Actium-31-BC-Downfall-Cleopatra/dp/1846034051 https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-That-Made-Roman-Empire/dp/B08NL9TPMN https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roman-History-Reign-Augustus-Classics/dp/0140444483 http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/10452/ 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 2022-10-09 13:27:49

The Drydock - Episode 216

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:35 - British change to the 13.5" from the 12"/50? 00:05:26 - Could Germany blockade the UK if they beat the Grand Fleet? 00:11:08 - Battleship flotation devices? 00:15:23 - First ship to 'Dreadnought' HMS Dreadnought? 00:23:05 - Video on Venice? 00:24:44 - Why do most ships with a single gun mounting on otherwise multi-gun turrets have the single gun up front? 00:28:06 - What are the rules on taking things from a decomissioned ship? 00:33:14 - Battlecruiser book recommendations? 00:35:01 - Hipper vs Deutschland? 00:39:11 - Amphibious Assault Pre-dreadnought? 00:44:36 - Battles between non-aligned navies and Axis/Allied navies? 00:47:41 - Did Greece doom Force Z? 00:52:11 - Difference in boiler tube sizes and pressures? 00:56:40 - Ships that couldn't pass under/through things? 01:01:59 - 1904 USN vs IJN?

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-08 12:00:20

HMS Monmouth - Guide 304

The Monmouth class, armoured cruisers of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1860-1905/dp/0851771335 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-Victorian-Norman-Friedman/dp/184832099X https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coronel-Falklands-Geoffrey-Bennett/dp/1841580457 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-05 12:00:01

USS Massachusetts - We've found a bigger boat!

Today we take a look at some of what's on offer aboard the first battleship Drach has ever visited, USS Massachusetts. Visit them here! - https://www.battleshipcove.org/ https://www.battleshipcove.org/ship-store 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-02 18:03:46

The Drydock - Episode 213 (Live Segment) - 2nd October 2022

The very delayed stream answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-02 16:06:52

The Drydock - Episode 215 (Part 2)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:27 - How was Suffren's Indian Ocean campaign seen by the Royal Navy and British government at the time? 00:04:12 - Who (and for what ends) were financing the voyages of discovery in the age of Captain Cook and his compatriots? 00:09:13 - Major naval battles of 1943? 00:11:37 - Did British ships have enough AA firepower when compared to US ships during ww2? 00:20:06 - SMS Bayern vs contemporaries? 00:25:31 - “If it looks good, it fights good”, true or false? 00:28:07 - Book review questions - “The Royal Navy’s Air Service in the Great War” 00:33:26 - Sinking of HMS Dasher? 00:37:01 - RN subs in Singapore? 00:39:52 - Did a WW1 era sub ever successfully torpedo a Battleship or Battlecruiser? 00:41:16 - 2nd/3rd class cruisers and battleships? 00:48:54 - IJN Autogyro's? 00:50:24 - US antishark efforts in WW2, Was it as bad as some myths suggest? 00:57:31 - How active were the various monarchs in their navies' development and deployment? 01:01:46 - The fate of French captain's and sailors when captured? 01:08:00 - Building a virtual HMS Warspite? 01:11:15 - Were old aircraft upgraded to new standards or moved to secondary roles? 01:16:48 - Why did Jean Bart chose to fight for France and not for his native Dutch Republic? 01:20:49 - Flying Boats / Seaplanes? 01:22:02 - When under air attack, a ship can use a huge amount of ammunition. Was there a risk that smaller ships would run out of ammo? 01:27:04 - 'Thrust Block'? 01:31:12 - Atlanta class stability issues? 01:34:25 - US Museum fleet the 3rd largest navy in the world? 01:38:12 - Prinz Eugen as the destroyer of Hood? 01:46:42 - Sequence of events for and Age of Sail battle? 01:49:40 - Do you think the 12 14" gun North Carolina layout or the 10 14" gun KGV layout was a better idea? 01:53:51 - Putting your fires out in the wake of a battleship? 01:56:24 - Mk14 contact deontator 02:01:20 - Why does the Royal Navy name bases like they are ships? 02:04:53 - Did USS Salem change my opinion of BuOrd? 02:11:18 - Designation of 15" Scharnhorsts? 02:12:55 - RN shelling Wilhelmshaven in 1914? 02:16:11 - The beacons are lit! - Real Life Edition 02:21:14 - Range calculations for shore bombardment? 02:25:37 - Why were destroyers unarmoured?

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-02 13:00:21

The Drydock - Episode 215 (Part 1)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:47 - How many naval guns would a major navy's primary base have in the 1860's? 00:08:23 - Differences in the quality of armour plate? 00:14:09 - What kind of hand-to-hand combat training did Age of Sail sailors learn? 00:18:23 - Naval Museums in Europe open/closed? 00:20:41 - During the Washington and London Naval Treaties, could a shipyard build a ship as a proof of concept I.e. not part of any navy? 00:22:37 - Turbo/Super-chargers for ships? 00:25:42 - Admiral Vernon? 00:31:18 - Why was not German High Seas Fleet mutiny met with deadly force from the military police and / or whomever should be responsible for keeping the order during war time? 00:34:14 - USS Boston bell? 00:35:51 - How much did the Royal Navy consider the qualities of an individual captain when choosing who to put in command of a ship? 00:41:56 - Could Wallises bouncing bombs be theoretically used agains St. Nazaire dock gates? 00:44:36 - Repairs to USS Texas? 00:49:21 - How important was speed for battle line engagement other than running away? 00:52:40 - HMS Warspite at Narvik? 00:56:18 - Armored cruiser USS North Carolina in WW1 00:57:44 - Why were the Kongos seen as such a threat to other nations and in your opinion what nation built the best-looking ships? 01:04:53 - How did ships recognize which ship was which during the age of sail? 01:09:26 - How slow could an interwar battle line go and still be effective? 01:13:47 - How does one calculate the turning radius of a ship that wasn't built, such as the G3? 01:17:09 - Is there any books or other sources of information regarding the deployment/location of Imperial Japanese Navy ships around about late June to early July of 1939? 01:19:42 - Which set of two or three sister ships were the most dissimilar or un-alike? Also, is there a RN equivalent to DANFS? 01:23:36 - In your opinion how do russian and soviet warships compare to their contemporaries? 01:29:58 - Movie 'Below' ASW gear? 01:32:16 - Battle stations routes? 01:34:30 - Post-battle care in the Age of Sail? 01:38:09 - What ship named after a historical naval figure had a battle record that was most reminiscent of the character and accomplishments of its namesake? 01:39:49 - Why was Hood not overhauled in the late 1930's? 01:46:03 - Which were the biggest fleet design blunders of the 20th century? 01:56:56 - German Rescue Buoy's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fDnSQoneiE 02:01:54 - How common were enemy warships lurking off shore of bases in peacetime? 02:07:27 - What are the origins and earliest use of the convoy system and how effective was it in protecting merchant ships from enemy predation? 02:12:40 - How common was it for sailor not being able to swim? 02:17:30 - How have humans used sounding leads to navigate the North Sea and other waters? 02:22:55 - Holystoning? 02:27:12 - Ships surviving AP ammo when HE would've been better? 02:33:10 - How were the tonnage limits for the Washington naval treaty decided on? 02:36:15 - What is the worse possible weather that a navy of the age of steam and steel try to fight it out in? 02:38:08 - Naval wargames? 02:43:29 - Does Derfflinger or Seydlitz better deserve the nickname 'Iron Dog'? 02:45:55 - US Standard battleship propulsion? 02:49:47 - USS Roanoke sinking on launch? 02:50:40 - RN pensions in the early 20th century 02:55:08 - Minimum tonnage for a fleet carrier in WW2? 03:00:18 - How 'standard' are the US Standards? 03:02:35 - Why was the diesel marine engine not used more widely during the first half of the 20th Century?

From Drachinifel at 2022-10-01 12:00:16

HMS Africa (1781) - Guide 303

The Africa, a smaller third rate of the British Royal Navy is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=384 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Warships-Age-Sail-1714-1792/dp/1844157008 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-30 14:00:19

Context, Cordite and Perspective - Thoughts and Clarifications

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today we take a look at a few issues that have cropped up recently and my thoughts on the lessons that can be learned from them as well as providing some more context as why what was said, was said. 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:55 - Purpose of Video 00:04:32 - Perspective on Questions 00:11:53 - Context of Questions 00:19:01 - A follow-up on Cordite 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-28 12:00:27

The USN Pacific Submarine Campaign - The Struggle is Real (Jan'42 - Jun'42)

Today we take a look at the first half of the second year of the USN's pacific sub campaign, things are getting better, but the Mk14 continues to dog progress. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/Unrestricted-Warfare-Officers-Submarine-Victory/dp/047138495X www.usni.org/press/books/silent-victory www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Service-World-War-Submarine/dp/1636241263 www.amazon.co.uk/Sink-Em-All-Submarine-Warfare/dp/1387400738 Footage from US National Archives video codes: 428-NPC-629/2740/13396/14159/15499/15514/15888 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 2022-09-25 18:03:24

The Drydock - Episode 208 (Live Segment) - 25th September 2022

The very delayed stream answering Patreon Alt-History and What-if's, then general questions

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-25 13:22:24

The Drydock - Episode 214

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:48 - Spaced armour and decapping plates? 00:10:41 - Why did the Soviet Union consider designs that followed treaty restrictions when it was not a party to the naval treaties? 00:13:42 - Pugliese system effectiveness? 00:19:31 - Could Operation Tungsten's air attack from HMS Victorious and HMS Furious have sunk the Tirpitz? 00:25:52 - Were lightning strikes a serious problem for wooden sailing ships in a storm? 00:29:18 - Would it have been possible to make Jeune École work with subs and coastal battleships rather than cruisers and torpedo boats? 00:34:58 - Did the Union have the same troubles enforcing the blockade on the CSA as the French had on the Germans? 00:38:36 - Hull condition of a ship in reserve vs active use? 00:43:10 - Which was a bigger logistical and industrial challenge? The deployment of range finders and fire control systems in the run up to and during WWI, or RADAR in WWII? 00:48:02 - What was done for hearing protection on WW era battleships? Was it just assumed that all the gunners would be deaf more or less immediately? 00:49:32 - How would a Ceiba Cargo Ship fare in terms of shipping during the Age of Sail? 00:52:55 - British gun calibre changes? 00:57:34 - Gun barrel cooling? 01:01:32 - Was there a 'hunt' for Prinz Eugen? 01:03:18 - Did prize rules apply to RN operations on land? 01:06:30 - How many museum ships share a name with an active warship?

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-24 12:00:07

Elizabeth Jonas - Guide 303

The flagship galleon of the early Elizabethan Navy is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=4068 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Navy-Edward-Mary-Records-Society/dp/1409418472 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Warships-Age-Sail-1603/dp/184832040X https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Rate-Greatest-Warships-Sail/dp/184832071X Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-21 12:00:11

Naval Darwin Awards - When IQ is inversely proportional to displacement

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today we take a look at a few incidents where you are left wondering who exactly put some of the officers involved in charge? 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:14 - Clarifications 00:04:00 - Admiral Won Gyun 00:08:49 - Admiral Plumridge 00:13:03 - Operation Wikinger 00:19:05 - Admiral Anson's Voyage 00:23:09 - The Admiral who thought he was a navigator 00:27:37 - The WW2 German torpedo debacle 00:33:15 - The Battle of Drepana 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-18 11:50:02

The Drydock - Episode 213 (Part 2)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:34 - Effect of beam limits on capital ship design? 00:08:10 - USS Marblehead damage? 00:10:03 - HMS Cavalier and the bridge chicken? 00:11:18 - Navy taking over from the Army out of exasperation? 00:13:58 - Salvaging carriers from Pearl Harbour? 00:17:30 - VTE/Turbine mixed propulsion? 00:19:52 - What ships throughout history have been suspiciously good at roles they weren't designed for? 00:21:38 - Luigi Biancheri? 00:24:56 - If Queen Victoria is still alive for the dreadnought race leading up to WWI do you think the funding of such an arms race happens on her watch? 00:28:25 - Rinehart's Battle Report books? 00:31:45 - Mini-Des Moines? 00:35:22 - Carrier-less Allied operations? 00:38:19 - Unprintable commments by Somerville? 00:39:26 - Russian gunpowder at Tsushima? 00:42:24 - Most compartmentalised ship? 00:45:24 - Warspite/QE class gun accuracy 00:49:24 - French Expedition to Ireland of 1796 00:54:17 - Early naval rockets? 00:58:06 - Renown-style Lexington's with better armour? 01:02:44 - Are their any instances of large warships having their main battery upgraded or replaced in the post-ironclad era? 01:05:51 - What exactly was the Brodie system? 01:08:41 - Shore bombardment setup on USS Missouri? 01:10:47 - Armouring ships before the ironclad era? 01:14:09 - 1860's/70's cannon testing? 01:16:16 - The loss of the Chokai 01:19:25 - Why was the Salt Lake City such a successful ship? 01:21:26 - How to aim a carronade? 01:23:12 - Wooden box on the front of Japanese torpedoes? 01:25:17 - How was powder supplied to a ship of the line in battle? 01:27:00 - Carrier ops in heavy seas? 01:30:31 - Radar equipped PT boats? 01:32:12 - Earliest know naval engagement? 01:35:31 - Differences in sea trials? 01:38:47 - Did the various European naval powers have any fears or concerns about socialist/communist sentiments among the enlisted men during WWI and the years leading up to the war? 01:41:00 - Where did the planning for the naval bombardment of Omaha beach go wrong? 01:45:53 - Atlantic Wall surface search radar? 01:48:14 - Age of Sail ships and their timbers?

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-17 12:00:15

MN Bougainville - Guide 301

The Bougainville class avisos of the French Navy are today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: The Colonial Sloops of the Bougainville Class - Warship 2016 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1922-1946/dp/0851771467 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-14 12:00:32

Cordite and Poudre B - Why things start exploding at just the wrong time

Today we chat with an expert in chemistry to discern some of the science behind why British 1900's era cordite and French 1900's era Poudre B had a worrying habit of exploding inappropriately. 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-11 12:05:00

The Drydock - Episode 213 (Part 1)

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:35 - When and how did the Kriegsmarine figure out that the Allies were using Hedgehog AS weapons? 00:04:12 - 18th century mortar bombs 00:07:32 - Admiral King and grey uniforms? 00:09:43 - USN Machinist Mate rank? 00:13:07 - What was the best destroyer class of WW1? 00:17:10 - Tudor era breech loading cannon? 00:22:58 - More consistent USN command after 1st Savo? 00:26:04 - US Coastal fortifications in the early 19th century? 00:31:00 - Longer barrel 5"/38? 00:36:12 - Why did Admiral Nishimura not wait for Admiral Shima at Surigao Strait, and would it have made a difference? 00:39:42 - Visualising a battleship calibre shell hit? 00:47:14 - IJN officers aggressive training but passive results? 00:53:17 - Operation Catherine or Churchill's seeming dislike of the R class? 00:58:29 - USS Texas and VTE's 01:01:33 - Best way to investigate a naval career? 01:04:17 - What could the IJN have done to oppose Operation Downfall? 01:07:20 - Standardized range tables and penetration probabilities for main battery naval guns in WWII? 01:09:25 - Why the US fleet was planning to send the older standard battleships to engage Yamato versus sending the newer fast battleships? 01:12:00 - WW1 era flying platforms 01:15:44 - What ship design should not have worked, but wound up having the best career or most significant impact on a battle? 01:18:14 - Battleship convoy escorts? 01:21:15 - What is the best source on the radio experiments of Adm. Jackson? 01:23:00 - If ABDA Command was an international fleet that didn't quite work, what's your best example of a combined fleet that did? 01:26:15 - Design choices for ships limited by natural resources? 01:28:41 - Why are the senior officers of a command referred to as the brass? 01:30:06 - Do Royal Navy vessels stock demonstrably more tea than those of other navies? 01:31:06 - Sinking of the Chiyoda and the lack of rescue? 01:33:05 - What are your thoughts on Admiral Yamamoto? 01:36:33 - What went so wrong at a time when the English were starting to standardise their building and design? 01:40:09 - What were the lessons learned on Aircraft Carrier Crews of the US Navy until the end of WW2? 01:42:37 - Why were so many countries so patient with the Barbary states for so long? 01:47:01 - How were battleship barrel liners fitted into the barrel itself? 01:49:45 - How do you interpret flooding figures given in damage reports? 01:54:30 - Which class or type of vessel from the WWI-WWII period had the most success in a role other than that for which it was originally intended? 01:56:02 - In WWII and modern day, capital ships have battle groups around them. Was there anything like this in the age of sail, with First Rates paired with lesser ships, or was it get the Ships of the Line in a, well, Line and blast away? 01:57:56 - Concentration of force or engage along the line? 02:02:12 - Has there been any mutual job shadowing (similar to a student exchange) between the navies in the inter war years? 02:04:28 - How much did the pre-dreadnoughts allowed Germany in the Versailles treaty effect future Reichsmarine and Kreigsmarine ships? Did any design features (or flaws) from them sneak into later designs? 02:06:27 - Since it was possible to spot freefalling bombs, did AA gunners attempt or succeed at shooting them out of the sky? 02:09:33 - Could Hood outrun Nelson and Rodney in reverse? 02:11:22 - What is the point of wing turrets? 02:14:59 - If the KGV's had been built as Lions instead (as they might have been in the year each KGV was commissioned), do you think there would have been any difference in how major events played out? 02:18:43 - Were there enough gunners to man every cannon on an age of sail ship or were there just enough to cover only one side (port or starboard) at a time? 02:21:52 - HMS Scylla vs HilfsKreuzer at night? 02:24:29 - Why are there only two access points to the Turrets of the Iowa's, under the Barbette/Magazines and the Turret Bustle? And was this common or did some Classes allow access through a higher deck? 02:26:59 - I believe that in my childhood I heard of people packing utensils into canister rounds during the age of sail, is this really true? 02:31:38 - How are Hedgehog's fired? 02:33:41 - How do the 5 in/54 guns used on Midway and planned to be used on the Montanas compare to the 5 in/38’s in the anti-air - anti-surface trade off? 02:36:28 - AA weapons that suffered in an anti-surface engagement? 02:40:31 - If the Luftwaffe tried their own version of Operation Starvation against the U.K. in WW2 instead of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, how would this have affected the Battle of Atlantic? 02:43:47 - How would the Naval aspect of WW1 change if the Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy swapped radio practices? 02:47:35 - USN perceived a threat from Germany in 1900-1910? 02:52:54 - Hiryu's forces encoutering SBD's on their way home? 02:57:03 - Differing 5"/38 mounts on the same ship?

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-10 12:00:23

HMS Spartan - Guide 300

Today we look at HMS Spartan, one of the Bellona sub-class of the overall Dido class cruisers of the British Royal Navy. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-Wars-After/dp/1848320787 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruiser-Warfare-Lessons-1939-1941/dp/1526747634 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-War-Two/dp/0853683042 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk 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

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-07 12:00:09

USS Salem - Last of the heavy cruisers

Today we take a look at some of what's on offer aboard the first ship on this years tour of American museum ships, USS Salem. Visit them here! - https://www.uss-salem.org/ https://united-states-naval-shipbuilding-museum-107458.square.site/ 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-04 13:00:37

The Drydock - Service Interruption

A quick explanation as to why there is no Drydock this week.

From Drachinifel at 2022-09-03 12:10:30

USS Ranger - Guide 299

The USS Ranger, the US Navy's fourth aircraft carrier, is today's subject. Read more about the the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-S-Aircraft-Carriers-Illustrated-History/dp/0870217399/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-British-Aircraft-Carrier-Development/dp/1557503826 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a medal? - 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 Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-31 12:00:01

SMS Seydlitz at Jutland - How to survive being a 25,000t Piñata

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today we take a look at just how much damage the famous German battlecruiser Seydlitz took during the Battle of Jutland Sources: https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Battlecruisers-World-War-One/dp/1848322135 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-German-Battlecruisers-Michele-Cosentino/dp/1848321848 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skagerrak-Battle-Jutland-Through-German/dp/1783831235 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:15 – Caveats 00:07:21 – Opening moves 00:09:51 – The Run to the South (Battlecruiser Action) 00:18:29 – The Run to the South (The QE’s arrive) 00:22:17 – The Run to the North (Early Action) 00:24:58 – A Brief Interlude 00:25:39 – The Run to the North (Fighting the QE’s again) 00:30:19 – The First Mina Fleet Action 00:31:41 – Escape and Evasion 00:32:31 – The Death Ride 00:37:54 – A Final Action 00:44:22 – A Fight for Survival 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-28 12:00:36

The Drydock - Episode 212

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:44 - Given their general design preferences and tendencies to experiment and tweak as well as their strategic requirements, if the French had been prescient and rich enough to build a few carriers in the 1930s, what do you think they might have looked like? 00:04:16 - Mythbusters and splinters 00:06:26 - Crippling a first rate with one salvo? 00:09:31 - Can you recommend a source for maritime traditions/customs and law? 00:11:05 - Scaling the answer of a test? 00:20:19 - KGV armour thickness? 00:26:05 - Did the Polish Navy ever have plans to make a Coastal Battleships like the Finnish Ilmarinen? 00:29:00 - When and why did drydocks sides go from stepped to slabsided? What was the advantage of either? 00:33:26 - What contemporary ironclads could CSS Stonewall realistically beat in battle? 00:37:22 - Has there ever been any definitive and reliable sources listing why Bismarck's main guns knocked out it's own radar and why this was not detected prior to her sailing? 00:42:37 - There are photographs where war-time censors have removed radars from WWII USN warships. Are there any other examples of censors removing a specific weapon system but have still allowed the picture to be published? 00:44:03 - How effective would 16" HESH be against a given capital ship in, say, 1942? 00:46:37 - Ships hit by shore batteries in the WW2 Pacific Campaign? 00:48:15 - Centreline AA turrets? 00:51:32 - Future-proofing ships? 00:57:31 - Did anybody look at designing a WWI monitor around a large high angle howitzer or mortar? 01:01:49 - 18th century mortar bombs and fusing?

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-27 12:00:12

Type 1936A / Narvik class - Guide 298

The Type 1936A class destroyers of the Kriegsmarine are today's subject. Read more about the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Warships-1815-1945-One-Surface/dp/B001W0OEJ0 https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Destroyers-World-War-II/dp/1853675407 https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Destroyers-World-War-Two/dp/1557503028 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 2022-08-26 18:00:32

Bismarck and the James Cameron Expedition - What it actually says vs what you hear on the internet

The first 1,000 people to use the link will get a 1 month free trial of Skillshare: https://skl.sh/drachinifel08221 Whilst 'the James Cameron expedition' is often cited by people as proof of certain claims about Bismarck, today we're going to look at how those claims match up against the actual report. Report in full here: https://drachinifel.squarespace.com/s/The-Wreck-of-DKM-Bismarck-A-Marine-Forensics-Analysis-1-The.rar 00:00:00 – Intro 00:02:01 – Bismarck and claims about the Cameron Expedition 00:09:47 – Bruno Turret and it’s backplate 00:13:18 – Shell gouges on the armour belt 00:17:45 – Machinery spaces un-breached? 00:23:06 – No holes in the main belt armour? 00:25:37 – No penetration of the armoured deck/survey of the whole armoured deck? 00:32:56 – Torpedo defences intact/no evidence of torpedo damage? 00:41:48 – Torpedoes exploding prematurely? 00:44:14 – Scuttled or sunk? 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 2022-08-24 12:00:24

Operation Neptune - They come by sea!

Today we look briefly at the naval element to D-Day, who led it, which ships were involved and what they did on June 6th 1944. Sources: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Operation-Neptune-1944-Seaborne-Campaign/dp/1472802713 https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/d-day/timeline https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/world-war-ii/1944/overlord/operation-neptune.html https://www.amazon.co.uk/Operation-Neptune-B-B-Schofield/dp/1844156621 https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2004/june/gallant-destroyers-d-day https://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Day-Minute-Jonathan-Mayo-ebook/dp/B00ICO1NQG US National Archive Videos: 111-ADC-10421 428-NPC-4239 428-NPC-4288 428-NPC-4334 428-NPC-20784 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-21 12:00:35

The Drydock - Episode 211

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:35 - What is the actual relationship between a captain and an admiral on his ship? 00:05:36 - Where is/was the line for gross insubordination drawn, and how loose were the boundaries on it? 00:13:14 - How common is it for promotions in the navy to be back-dated to a certain earlier time point? 00:18:47 - Especially efficient ships? 00:21:23 - Why were USN 6" shells slower than other contermporary equivilants? 00:26:46 - Lexington vs Kaga in a gun duel? 00:28:21 - Side vs Vertical funnels on carriers? 00:32:18 - How did the woodern fin's on the Japanese torpedo bombers torpedo's help them from burying themselves into the sea floor at Pearl Harbour? 00:40:29 - Channel Fleet in WW1? 00:44:55 - If the Hornet (CV-8) had been taken as a prize at Santa Cruz, would the IJN have had the technical, infrastructural, or systemic capacity to copy her equipment & technology, or even recommission her for Japanese service? 00:47:28 - Is appropriate to credit the I-19 with the most effective single torpedo salvo in history? 00:49:08 - Did German U-boat commanders know that they were being located with HF/DF? Did they take countermeasures like dummy nonsense transmissions that looked like legit U-boat communications? 00:53:16 - Fast transports for the Med? 00:55:49 - Are the Glorious records the only aircraft carrier loss records sealed for 100 years and how "muddy" are the facts relating to that event? 01:01:45 - “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" what does that mean? And also how good of an admiral would you consider him? 01:05:51 - Channel Admin

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-20 12:00:21

HMS Janus - Guide 297

HMS Janus, a J class destroyer of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ship here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Destroyers-Frigates-Second-World/dp/1526702827 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destroyers-Royal-1893-1981-Maurice-Cocker/dp/0711010757 http://www.hmscavalier.org.uk/F53/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kellys-Class-Destroyers-World-War/dp/186176166X https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/4450.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

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-17 12:00:20

The Regia Marina - Submarines, Souda Bay and the Black Sea

Today we take at a number of topics regarding the Regia Marine, the Italian Navy, with a returning guest Italian historian, with some interesting facts coming to light! You can find their channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/kkfernet (Giulio Poggiaroni) 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 2022-08-14 12:32:20

The Drydock - Episode 210

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:39 - Was there much in the way of piracy in the North Sea and Baltic during the age of sail? 00:05:39 - Were the plans to refit the E class cruisers? 00:10:52 - Is there a semi realistic what if scenario where any pirates active in the 1800s could in some way have gotten ironclad vessels allowing piracy to continue for awhile longer? 00:14:52 - How effective were land based anti ship batteries compared to going out there with a cruiser or battleship, and were they ever more effective? 00:21:54 - Turret towers? 00:23:43 - Naval guns on tanks? 00:28:23 - If WW2 hadn't broken out, how much longer do you think it would have taken for carriers to take over? 00:34:28 - Did any of the colored US war plans take into account the naval or army seizure of dry docks/naval bases? 00:37:27 - US vs British tactics/doctrine in WW2? 00:47:04 - Have you done a video about the battle of Dogger bank 1915? 00:47:25 - What was German's high command reaction to sinking of Blücher in 1940? 00:52:25 - How exactly was a projectile loaded into a muzzle loading rifled cannon? 00:54:16 - Do you think there would have been much impact on the naval war during the US Civil War if the Confederates captured Norfolk navy yard completely intact or if the Union had managed to get everything out before the rebels got there? 00:58:54 - When did IFF systems come into being? 01:02:26 - During the WW1 and WW2 eras was the concept of variable pitch propellers considered or applied to naval vessels? 01:03:48 - Why didn’t the Germans send 2 or 3 subs into Scapa Flow rather than just one at the start of WW2? 01:05:56 - Channel Admin

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-13 12:00:37

HMS Gloucester - Guide 296

Today we look at HMS Gloucester, last of the regular Town class. Sources: www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruisers-World-Wars-After/dp/1848320787 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Town-Class-Cruisers-Southampton/dp/1526718855 www.amazon.co.uk/Town-Class-Cruisers-Neil-McCart/dp/1904459528 www.amazon.co.uk/British-Cruiser-Warfare-Lessons-1939-1941/dp/1526747634 Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk 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

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-12 16:00:05

USA Trip 2022 - Did someone say 'Ma Deuce'?

I did have a handful of days in the USA when I wasn't on a ship, this was the last of them, courtesy of some wonderful people in Maryland it was still a huge amount of fun. Me playing video games from the Dark Ages: https://youtu.be/xdEYmCgaoVc 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 2022-08-10 12:00:36

US Navy Fleet Problems - Now its time to play with carriers (VIII-XII)

Head to https://www.squarespace.com/drachinifel to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRACHINIFEL Today we take a look at the background and thinking behind the inter-war USN Fleet Problems, with summaries of Fleet Problems 8 through 12 Fleet Problems I through VII - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaQ_VGhFP8k Sources: To Train the Fleet For War: The U.S. Navy Fleet Problems, 1923–1940 - Albert A. Nofi https://www.amazon.co.uk/Testing-American-Sea-Power-Williams-Ford/dp/1603449892 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-War-Trent-Hone-author/dp/1682472930 https://www.usni.org/press/books/learning-war-0 US National Archive Videos: 428-NPC-16729 428-NPC-782 428-NPC-35846 428-NPC-3361 428-NPC-16213 428-NPC-2947 428-NPC-1984 428-NPC-20349 428-NPC-15549 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:15 - Fleet Problem 8 00:08:01 - Fleet Problem 9 00:17:57 - Fleet Problem 10 00:25:05 - Fleet Problem 11 00:33:12 - Fleet Problem 12 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/drachinifel Drydock Episodes in podcast format - https://soundcloud.com/user-21912004 Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-07 11:57:41

The Drydock - Episode 209

00:00:00 - Intro 00:00:33 - Leasing a Tudor warship? 00:02:59 - Any thoughts on the 1566 "Adler von Lübeck"? 00:06:33 - Why is the British Navy called the Royal Navy but the Army is just the British Army and not the Royal British Army (or some such derivative)? 00:10:48 - Was the Tudor navy any good? 00:14:37 - How often did navy's train on the guns and fighting tactics? Did it change and become more/less from the golden age of sailing too WW2? 00:19:31 - Early helicopters/autogyros 00:22:08 - Ranging gun on a ship? 00:25:33 - Steering for the fall of shot 00:31:14 - How did the Royal Navy visits to Copenhagen in 1801 and 1807 shape naval thinking until minefields and motor-torpedoboats made such endevors a thing of the past? 00:33:40 - Who would win between a swarm of angry Destroyer Escorts (ie all of them) vs a swarm of angry Fletchers/Clemsons (either or both)? 00:36:55 - 19th century invasion scares 00:43:51 - British and French quad turrets? 00:49:53 - What problem(s) with all-forward design led to both RN and MN to abandon it in favor of more conventional design for Alsace and KGV? 00:59:10 - Prior to a gun engagement, how did the gun tampions get removed? 01:02:43 - Channel Admin

From Drachinifel at 2022-08-06 12:00:08

HMS Ramillies - Guide 295

HMS Ramillies, a Revenge class battleship of the British Royal Navy, is today's subject. Read more about the ships here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nelson-Vanguard-Warship-Design-Development/dp/184832149X https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleships-1919-1945-R-Burt/dp/1399097652 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Battleship-Norman-Friedman/dp/1848322259 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 2022-08-03 12:00:20

British Naval Small Arms of WW1 - with C&Rsenal

Today we take a look at the vast range of small arms held aboard British warships during the First World War, with the fantastic assistance of the C&Rsenal crew. Find them at https://www.youtube.com/c/Candrsenal 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