The Allied assault on Aquila: Operation Toast

Following the article about the "sinking" of RN Aquila, another point of view: Operation Toast. Warship International, #2, 1990. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1cbhudzaydcmwcs/IMG_20170702_0036.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd4az5wxttn565n/IMG_20170702_0037.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7l1saejxofte47l/IMG_20170702_0038.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rumu366xsq4fp36/IMG_20170702_0039.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lioypd2elzlzwto/IMG_20170702_0040.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy820f1bc8rk0d5/IMG_20170702_0041.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/32l0n35kbyzj6i6/IMG_20170702_0042.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9atjo9cwxekafh/IMG_20170702_0043.jpg?dl=0  

The “sinking” of the CV RN Aquila: a controversial question.

Spoiler: no, she was not sunk as block ship by the Germans, bombed by the Allies, sabotaged by the partisans, sunk by Italian manned chariots. Article from Warship International, 1990, #1 by Achille Rastrelli and Emilio Bagnasco https://www.dropbox.com/s/jponfxg00hi4c2x/IMG_20170701_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cv4s5e7pj0t8h2t/IMG_20170701_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajqpo4zo8f2h1m6/IMG_20170701_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rp9nqpiwt1kvegp/IMG_20170701_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/00lzbnerp33bnw1/IMG_20170701_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o82fwa2jqfbkf7s/IMG_20170701_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/66e42kp32mdugis/IMG_20170701_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kaqguyfsr81oc86/IMG_20170701_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t67azsqwcmd3ko0/IMG_20170701_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q1faqutay2bfu86/IMG_20170701_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbfhnv77vccqu22/IMG_20170701_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8nz6wnzk4v8txv/IMG_20170701_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/shekdu227mahnwf/IMG_20170701_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5nj49qbvzlwm84z/IMG_20170701_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y898pcjpnebh3mw/IMG_20170701_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ai6a9l8j2fvee4q/IMG_20170701_0016.jpg?dl=0  

MN Béarn, 1/100

This model is preserved at Musée national de la Marine, Paris. Full info on this ship here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jtg8k24837onh1/2002_0206_163101AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/x723ar9h1gktuvt/2002_0206_170832AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ok1bn1sh6bej82/2002_0206_163023AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpwye6h3xtq73ja/2002_0206_162944AA.jpg?dl=0

British Vickers dreadnought designs for the Royal Netherlands Navy around 1912

Article by Ron van Maanen; drawings by Ron and Alexander van Maanen. In the first quarter of the 20th Century was the Royal Netherlands interested in acquiring heavier artillery ships especially for the defence of the Dutch East Indies. The largest built before the First World War was the Hr.Ms. De Zeven Provinciën at the … Continue reading British Vickers dreadnought designs for the Royal Netherlands Navy around 1912

HMS Engadine. 1/192 (?) Model

This model is preserved at the Imperial War Museum. Full info in this ship here.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/69v202t0fnbu003/2012-06-10%20at%2015-35-01.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ut7z6faqb4unhj/2002_0518_160048AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwoxtziue3hzsk7/2002_0518_160031AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gefyndggnra0qmg/2002_0518_160014AA.jpg?dl=0

RM WWII pictures – courtesy Massimiliano Nebuloni

These pictures were taken by Adriano Nebuloni during WWII, and constitutes a direct witness of everyday life onboard a RM's ship. Some of them are of great interest for the naval enthiusiasts. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gsf1kfpmlddg252/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20328.jpg?dl=0 Stern RN Littorio turret. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5svsf08vzo6dkwb/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20327.jpg?dl=0 RN Sibilla in the Adriatic Sea https://www.dropbox.com/s/py0xg4kc6ho85cs/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20326.jpg?dl=0 1942 Pola RN Sibilla https://www.dropbox.com/s/zyujgyzz32d456j/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20325.jpg?dl=0 Adriano Nebuloni in service https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzvusvps1js123p/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20324.jpg?dl=0Continue reading RM WWII pictures – courtesy Massimiliano Nebuloni

HNLMS Z5, torpedoboat 1/50 model

This model is preserved at the Dutch Navy Museum in Den Helder. Reference info on this class here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pab0x4bxg1qt3hr/IMG_3274.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/94ox9r6z8u4ihwb/IMG_3275.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wocyf0mj0slw4vg/IMG_3276.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vv3iu5bcg1hke8v/IMG_3277.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvla8wqg8uqvffg/IMG_3278.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wj3qkq7hkg95ece/IMG_3279.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9sdw1s8bnba5sf/IMG_3280.jpg?dl=0  

The Drawingboard Battleships for the Royal Netherlands Navy III

This article by Anthony van Dijk is from Warship International, N°4, 1989. https://www.dropbox.com/s/diu2958mz6la2if/IMG_20170610_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/la735a5fpfqkzdo/IMG_20170610_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kx0yuphwq2agpw8/IMG_20170610_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gzhqmqc8uvpzrq9/IMG_20170610_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gcyd61yra8out01/IMG_20170610_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/92ul1m7316spika/IMG_20170610_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fpy0b9uoa6hg7hx/IMG_20170610_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qldcouxoscx1pla/IMG_20170610_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6qraj6jrxewywe/IMG_20170610_0009.jpg?dl=0  

HMS Ocelot

This submarine is preserved at The Historic Dockyard, Chatam. Full info on this ship here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/hf025urns9zo6ti/IMG_3787.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qd0pmboffbrumh9/IMG_3788.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/keyjzas2mkgap6k/IMG_3789.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8c4ktnemouc5ahe/IMG_3790.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzvdkwwjkrl2i3s/IMG_3791.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lk5eeh5yaq7e91r/IMG_3792.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wks3ilswp3hi1gv/IMG_3796.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ynemvv0mnn5y01/IMG_3797.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqejfuzndty7em1/IMG_3798.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1fn7w1ejaq57pj4/IMG_3799.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gnsn6f93tpdmq8b/IMG_3800.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vli5qqncw6kd87k/IMG_3801.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wmqabb4rt70j1i/IMG_3802.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/v8705q74m1woddf/IMG_3803.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlc4egyycx5hhhl/IMG_3804.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2594wluiua137n8/IMG_3805.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz5ccml4p06xraj/IMG_3806.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/baz30lyhydlwhcn/IMG_3807.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8e0nm3gpyhoih33/IMG_3808.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/383v6o41lec5mhu/IMG_3809.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3oo3t3e1sb1974n/IMG_3810.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4f6k8wyfexsg18e/IMG_3811.jpg?dl=0