The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 24 Jan 2013 13:47

Thank you.

Next question :

Which ship ?
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby AVV » 24 Jan 2013 15:29

Hello!
USS Neosho (AO-23) after Japanese attack on May 7, 1942?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 24 Jan 2013 17:52

Perfect, Aleks.

Back to Ukraine !
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby AVV » 25 Jan 2013 08:12

Thanks!
What ship is sinking?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 25 Jan 2013 11:37

hi, Aleks,

hmm ... HMS HARDY (II) in the Arctic on January 30, 1944 ?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby AVV » 25 Jan 2013 11:50

Yes, indeed HMS... but not Hardy the Second. :wink:

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 25 Jan 2013 18:18

HMS Swift, sunk by mine on 24 June 1944 off Sword Beach ?
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby AVV » 25 Jan 2013 20:38

Yes, this time correct.
Source: http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono ... -Swift.htm
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 28 Jan 2013 13:15

Thank you Aleks.

Next question :
Which ship took 4 bombs, 5 kamikaze hits (in a single day) and yet survived ?
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 28 Jan 2013 15:34

hi, Olivier,

Destroyer USS LAFFEY (Cdr. Becton) on April 15, 1945 ?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 29 Jan 2013 13:28

Hello pb,

Yes, that's her.

Over to Germany !
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 30 Jan 2013 00:23

hi,

which ships ?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 30 Jan 2013 08:54

The cruiser in front is the USS Vincennes (CA-44), the carrier behind is USS Yorktown.
And the destroyer in the back, given the camouflage scheme is probably USS Anderson DD-411 (Russell being another more distant possibility).

Picture taken in the afternoon of 4 June 1942.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby Polar bear » 30 Jan 2013 09:13

hi, Olivier,

well done, very good !

back to France,

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Navies quiz thread

Postby mescal » 30 Jan 2013 15:34

Thank you, pb.

Next question :
After the end of the Age of Sail, the weather gauge became less and less important in naval combat.
However, in one battle of ww2, the fact that an Allied fleet had the weather gauge was critical to the tactical outcome.
Which was this battle ?
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