Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

It is very common to read that the Regia Marina was not trained nor had a doctrine for night fighting, with even grotesque sentences like Arrigo Petacco's one, who wrote that the heavy cruisers at Matapan had not only the 203 turrets longitudinally trained (as normal in the absence of enemy sighting) and, absurdly,  with the … Continue reading Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

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The evolution of Battleship Gunnery in the US Navy, 1920-1945

This essay by W.J. Jurens id from Warship International, #3, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kkekslq1tplwhr/IMG_20171016_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tej444f1g2v1vui/IMG_20171016_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5gr44bf0aculvmi/IMG_20171016_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yhaiscu524w4ifb/IMG_20171016_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/98uf876rdd2rjr8/IMG_20171016_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9n68cwymwheuf21/IMG_20171016_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3tsut0khmyn1kaq/IMG_20171016_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zog1otw52wok2m3/IMG_20171016_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfh0o2yjm5gzbqz/IMG_20171016_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtndc700tyfwoo3/IMG_20171016_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/l37wzs9lo4e81b7/IMG_20171016_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cx11tl0yxiq99qr/IMG_20171016_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkbxk1vuv2il6i9/IMG_20171016_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybtvg37vxyiw9tb/IMG_20171016_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4r317kix0tqpnc/IMG_20171016_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xpe1gcnwjmztupl/IMG_20171016_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4trwvw8a1qtlaeo/IMG_20171016_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lq8en61d0s7o1sp/IMG_20171016_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9b8ic84te9xufox/IMG_20171016_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/hux5vcxko9zignj/IMG_20171016_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0929lwp24o5x6kx/IMG_20171016_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gzrgjxnej98iuj/IMG_20171016_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/x9jch3pyldr3e6k/IMG_20171016_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zf64elhsqwsvmtw/IMG_20171016_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u07vhkwrye3qehk/IMG_20171016_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5h3rywsn52602gq/IMG_20171016_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yj7ggnjimvcfv0j/IMG_20171016_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/apte97r38jnkimd/IMG_20171016_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cuf6k7cnox1pgy2/IMG_20171016_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jyrp2ep98ja8sz/IMG_20171016_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0strajkgvgs47k/IMG_20171016_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdbe25fmut50zps/IMG_20171016_0032.jpg?dl=0

Decima Flotilla Decimated

This article by J. Caruana is from Warship International #2, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3qc8iu2lpix42t/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5ve6uxg564zvc9/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh1mqj7ge7e1yss/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qv1d7pos5ji0ns/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wnqzp4crq27wkc3/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta1bp1awbq0uw3e/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/crp9vnp3d62ecdx/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7kji32ssa0ctmif/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lavi51ce8sdw1zg/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0  

SMS Szent István – Hungaria’s only and ill-fated dreadnought

This essay by E.F. Sieche is from Warship International °2, 1991 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xlwu513wauthjkx/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngm2uzvzy5z5qsu/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3l9osm6jva9086/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nv60ah0pounv2s/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/is9ralm4h86w7n1/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oky3nnv60udfg/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yehok4a41gd5cj/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y0xgifpzjm3sxub/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j0sqbw4te01slvk/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gkgjryi1ypcv50n/IMG_20171007_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/82od4z1ldgx1q08/IMG_20171007_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/40pxtx80wj7cage/IMG_20171007_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ukxw9k5o4p9q687/IMG_20171007_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7xrs9b4843d1f1/IMG_20171007_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7h9rfo8b1tvzwa/IMG_20171007_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t3kcgbhma2ag6gk/IMG_20171007_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ve1oquh168648xb/IMG_20171007_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9wu1rbpmcnt9ac/IMG_20171007_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/957vea4uq8xg75n/IMG_20171007_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/67ow68zwi3r5n4k/IMG_20171007_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tiiny7f9isjsfoy/IMG_20171007_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4t0640tn4o7fug/IMG_20171007_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5va67iwpohdtk1/IMG_20171007_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/11ikpqxj7riio6f/IMG_20171007_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jms74iulqoqn3u8/IMG_20171007_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jsg65616k677up1/IMG_20171007_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pft5kjk4b3bur3/IMG_20171007_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tuj81r3726kvh1f/IMG_20171007_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5x0984mx5hu01s2/IMG_20171007_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yg7xvy1lrbl1l4d/IMG_20171007_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmbubkszmwtv1u2/IMG_20171007_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/du8qiz6dj3eafl5/IMG_20171007_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/73e3z1jbm8au69j/IMG_20171007_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjhz70ef62ags8u/IMG_20171007_0034.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki4dgj6r6jnvnh6/IMG_20171007_0035.jpg?dl=0  

Most viewed 2016

Dear all, the end of 2017 is approaching. I would like to thank you for the attention you devoted to this blog's contents, and share the most viewed articles in 2016 (I know, this is not a breaking news, but I feel it could be interesting). Thanks again, and let me know if there are … Continue reading Most viewed 2016

MN Algérie: plans & pictures

This article is from warship international, #1, 1991   https://www.dropbox.com/s/ssdfq8ocewgsk6l/IMG_20171003_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2x495i3lorg8x3d/IMG_20171003_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/blptw17vyn1bswx/IMG_20171003_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt4qa8dhv2vuu1p/IMG_20171003_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q04ypre34qglpkf/IMG_20171003_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/oiwinpza7pbqlhb/IMG_20171003_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6s28t8v69z6iigv/IMG_20171003_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rvgduqu656lx6p/IMG_20171003_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9h5zxsi1zg3wxgc/IMG_20171003_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndk6rnuukxmkyin/IMG_20171003_0010.jpg?dl=0

Ferretti’s 10/381 in quintuples battleship design

Unfortunately there is not so much known about this design. The original drawing comes from"Warships of the first line of battle" in the "Transactions of the International Engineering Congress" acta, 1916, while the second design seems a fantasy adaption of the first in line with the semisubmersible battleship plans by Soliani. Armed with 10/381, 12 … Continue reading Ferretti’s 10/381 in quintuples battleship design

Regia Marina WWII pictures.

These pictures were published on Warship International #2, 1990. Originals by Luigi Maggi and Ubaldo Angelini. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kavehswp5t0witn/Senza%20titolo-1.jpg?dl=0 RN Zeno at La Spezia, April 18th, 1943 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4as4yno29mnocm/Senza%20titolo-2.jpg?dl=0 R. CT Freccia and R.CT Saetta (right) https://www.dropbox.com/s/ywirf3d5qqkeh8d/Senza%20titolo-3.jpg?dl=0 4th and 7th Cruiser division, October 9th, 1940 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n60ab3gwsjxt8vn/Senza%20titolo-4.jpg?dl=0 RN Zeno at Taranto, in the floating basin, probably 1940 or 1941. … Continue reading Regia Marina WWII pictures.

Austria-Hungary’s Last naval Visit to the USA

Source Warship International, N°2, 1990, by Erwin F. Sieche.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy0025d3up6slod/IMG_20170702_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ig6gtit0b1b63lf/IMG_20170702_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0lyhrcav2lhf2v/IMG_20170702_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qstcx4ndofiazms/IMG_20170702_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rarv2y6xv2qg977/IMG_20170702_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dfcs9bzrqw2xxw9/IMG_20170702_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/owrbzqkfuoo2uy4/IMG_20170702_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kn5oojodsng8s2r/IMG_20170702_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1iebvnm5a1wdnh3/IMG_20170702_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ait29xvqk0o6f3t/IMG_20170702_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vu4tng6fcdxtxl/IMG_20170702_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5c4kk1jmk57ixr/IMG_20170702_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qi6a4yo498hw2cw/IMG_20170702_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/mldzvt247op5ukw/IMG_20170702_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/17kp7ubnvmbvm4o/IMG_20170702_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdovvtcp8yl5p4z/IMG_20170702_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6mv22p0ryco9zo/IMG_20170702_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3xp6m0xzjtfxrb/IMG_20170702_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/md1vlayvbhffdps/IMG_20170702_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/32acyvey5au87a3/IMG_20170702_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5c10on94i64swi/IMG_20170702_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vnleslclbjwila/IMG_20170702_0034.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rpepqdkzc7j0m1g/IMG_20170702_0035.jpg?dl=0  

Comandanti medaglie d’oro destroyers 1942-43

This article by Erminio Bagnasco and Mark Grossman is from Warship International #3, 1990. Even is not updated to the latest news, it is one of the best reference for these interesting units. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mkqpsrzsj93fx9/IMG_20170702_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzpju3ft391obw9/IMG_20170702_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9cf2zw66ms386tw/IMG_20170702_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uty31pnc4wshxou/IMG_20170702_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xvedjp9ar4gpd5d/IMG_20170702_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cwda4rzkpcomi0/IMG_20170702_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pn7gkiiyqjutl14/IMG_20170702_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9acu6nibtq52uvx/IMG_20170702_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fikb93k9lvahnny/IMG_20170702_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xyeni90nteby8vc/IMG_20170702_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/15lo4vvg3e7ysli/IMG_20170702_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sjr7orl4i5fyvg1/IMG_20170702_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kpmgrfq0dnrz5e3/IMG_20170702_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5kdacb4zsyn9bcf/IMG_20170702_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zus1r4tcdatecmy/IMG_20170702_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pyfj59m1l5ehzz9/IMG_20170702_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dpiq4i4xx38usgq/IMG_20170702_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ow4mg0eewu1e0mh/IMG_20170702_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ma0iqpt322jtgni/IMG_20170702_0019.jpg?dl=0