Discussion in 'Quiz Me!' started by Magistr, Dec 20, 2007.
Englands Best, May It Rest In Peace.
YouTube - The Sinking of HMS Barham
One of the most striking images of the entire war.
Ding Ding Correct! I didn't know there was a video of the event, good find
Thanks again VP
Great song by Nightwish on the Jutland video as well. Might just have to try one of their CDs out. "Sleeping Sun", never heard it before.
HMS Barnham I think ?
Stick a really hard one up.
I guess no ones gonna post another one so I'll go ahead and do a harder one imo.
Made in England
Too easy. HMS Hermes going down in the IO.
*sigh* ok your turn to quiz us lol
Might be TOO hard
edit (or not at all! look closely..)
Just a wild guess, but maybe the SS Lehigh?
Mind you, I'm just guessing here.
wait i know this one................the SS Minnow!
Nahh, this is USS Lexington! Any old fool can see that.
PS-what a terrible number of posts Bigfun!
Twas a carrier no?
It was the SS lehigh, one of the first ships American ships to be photoed being sunk.
Oops, didn't realize it was my turn. Please forgive.
This photo ought to be enough to positively ID this warship.
Your turn on Part VII as well.
Come on folks, 1 of 4...
Alabama, Massachusetts, South Dakota, or Indiana.
It is one of these 4, but by looking at the 5" DP gun mounts closely, you should be able to tell which one specifically.
I'll guess the Alabama 'cause ol' Slip is a Reb!
Can't see the DP mounts that clearly.
It is South Dakota. The immediate give away is that there are only four 5"/38 turrets per side due to the inclusion of a flag suite on the ship. The second is the gallery of 20mm on #2 turret. Normally, that position had a quad 40mm on it. The photo is an early 1942 one of the ship as she does not yet have the full late war festooning of 40mm and 20mm AA guns.
Mr. Jack is correct first, it is the South Dakota. As Terry stated, the 4 twin 5" gun mounts on either side of the superstructure is the giveaway, the remaining 3 ships of the class had 5 mounts. The difference is that the South Dakota was built to function as a flagship and and extra space was needed for the extra living spaces and and admnistrative spaces needed for the fleet admiral, necessitating the removal of one mount per side, as Terry alluded to.
Mr Jack, it is your turn. If you can't post a pic, let us know and Terry can take it.