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Naval Preference!?

Discussion in 'Naval Warfare in the Pacific' started by Ron, Dec 22, 2000.

  1. Ron

    Ron Member

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    This is alot like the "which branch of military" post but...
    If you could choose...which navy would you have rather served in. and or what ship would you have liked to serve in?...or maybe you would rather be in the marines? You can pick any time during the war and any theater of course!
     
  2. M60A1

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    Well, I suppose that if I HAD to be in the navy, at least the Royal Navy was "wet" (allowed alcohol on board ship). [​IMG]

    Ed Bohne
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Member

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    LOL Rum is always nice (i hink that's what the british had ?)
    Of course i guess i would have to pick the US navy. Most prefered to least prefered for me would be... US navy (any time) British navy(any time) Japanese navy (41-43) German navy (39-43) and finally Italian navy.
    I think that if i had to choose...i would want to be on a Heavy Cruiser or Battleship! They are in the thick of things but were not prime targets for kamakazes (at least cruisers wern't) But both played out their tasks well. Cruisers seemed to play a very important role in the war...from escorts against aircraft and subs to being right there with the battleships during surface battles...to bombardment of bases. to be on a cruiser looks like to me that you could play many roles in combat yet be a secondary target ( unless they are the capital ships as in guadalcanal!)

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    Admiral William "Bull" Halsey...

    There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.
     
  4. C.Evans

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    I would be in the Kriegsmarine, U 181, simply because I am friends with all the survivors, god bless them all.
     
  5. Panzerknacker

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    Reinhard Hardegen's U-123 during Operation PAUKENSCHLAG on the US East Coast.

    Wolfgang Luth's U-48 during his epic 8 month tour.

    Z-2 'Georg Thiele' at Narvik-simply because I'm interested in its demise.

    US Carrier at Midway. Gunner.
     
  6. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    I´d be the radist for Bismarck and when ordered to send the Luthjens´ 30 minute speech to Hitler I´d say "Ja,ja" but actually would not...

    :D

    [ 18. January 2003, 01:12 PM: Message edited by: Kai-Petri ]
     
  7. Herr Kaleun

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    Panzerknacker,

    That would be Lüth's U 181 for the 8 month voyage. And you would be a Carl's crewmate! Lüth never commanded U 48.

    FYI, Lüth's patrol was topped by Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat's U 196.
     
  8. C.Evans

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    Thank you Ivan [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent-8 mths with Carl Evans-tell me Carl, would that be a good thing?

    Thanks for the correction Ivan....
     
  10. volkbert

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    I choose the german destroyer Friedrich Eckholt because I have the photo book of one the men who served on it. Unfortunatley I never met the man himself but I found his stepdaughter and talked with her about him.
     
  11. Erich

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    One of the S-boot's or maybe Prinz Eugen !

    E
     
  12. Doc Raider

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    US Carrier pilot in the marainas turkey shoot!!! Of course, I don't think they were using corsairs yet, though. That's what I'd like to fly. Guess I can settle for a hellcat.
     
  13. urqh

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    Flower class corvette, North Atlantic...Now we'll see whos got sea legs...
     
  14. De Vlaamse Leeuw

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    Probably in the U47 of Günther Prien. But before October 1939.

    The fact that you are going into a heavily defended port, Scapa Flow, to attak the HMS Royal Oak.
     
  15. TA152

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    I have always liked the opening shot of the old TV show "McHeils Navy", with the PT boat and crew out in the wind and sun. Of course if a storm came up I would not want to be anywhere near a PT Boat. [​IMG]
     
  16. Kampfgruppe - von Root

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    I'd serve aboard U-124...Kapitänleutnant Johann Mohr boat. In 6 patrols we would sink 29 ships for a total of 135.067 tons. Including a light cruiser & corvette.

    Unfortunately on April 2 1943...my boat would be my coffin. :(
     
  17. C.Evans

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    First off--welcome to the forums Mike and looking forward to many discussions with you.

    Ryan--8 months with me--I done even know how I survive--being me :eek: :eek: ;)
     
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    HMS Warspite.

    My least favourite would have been a Russian Submarine.
     
  19. De Vlaamse Leeuw

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    Why Jumbo. Not because the accident of the Kursk???

    No, the least I'd like to be on an English ship on the convoy PQ17.
     
  20. WW 2 Connections

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    USS Marblehead, 1941-42.
     

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