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KIRISHIMA SINKING ANALYSIS
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 08:44 AM UTC
Check out an informative and extraordinary analysis on the loss of the Kirishima off Guadalcanal over at the www.navweaps.com site. It turns out the Washington's gunnery was far better than even Admiral Lee thought and the author's post-sinking event theory for the Kirishima is a provocative read.

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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 10:33 AM UTC
Care to be a little more specific; I've trolled through the site and didn't find the discussion you mention.

Thanx, Stephen
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 10:54 AM UTC
The article's an Adobe Reader download. Here's the address:

www.navweaps.com/index_lundgren/Kirishima_Damage_Analysis.pdf

--Karl
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:37 PM UTC
I had read that before, it is very interesting.

Damage PDF


Link added.

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Posted: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 06:10 PM UTC
My father was a Marine guard on the BB56. His battle station was at a Bofors and he described the event to me once. The broadside from the Washington pushed her back about 6ft. They could see the Kirshima's silhouette lit up by the explosions.
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 04:54 AM UTC
fascnating. Loved all the diagrams, helped to put thngs in perspective. YEa Washigton for accurate gunnery.
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 07:31 AM UTC
That was a very interesting read. Thank you.
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:47 PM UTC
Very interesting. Makes me think about a diorama; you know, big shell splashes, gun blasts, fire and smoke ....mayhem everywhere. It is now on the to do list
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 03:55 PM UTC
There's also this collection of analysis just posted to
http://www.navweaps.com/index_lundgren/index_lundgren.htm

Also, a broadside does NOT move a ship that much, please read (from the same site):
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-022.htm
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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 07:21 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Very interesting. Makes me think about a diorama; you know, big shell splashes, gun blasts, fire and smoke ....mayhem everywhere. It is now on the to do list



Well, the nighttime setting will be tough to photograph for this site. I will be taking on such challenging scenes in 2011.

--Karl
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Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 08:33 AM UTC
Iluminating target!
Cheers,

Augusto
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 04:11 PM UTC

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Also, a broadside does NOT move a ship that much, please read (from the same site):
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-022.htm



As an engineer as well as a former Field Artilleryman (and a real lover of naval history) I absolutely LOVED the thorough analysis disproving the widely held myth about the broadside of the main guns moving the ship.

I have no doubt some who may have been aboard a ship when a salvo was fired would SWEAR that the ship moved. So much for the credibility of "eye-witnesses"!!


Here's an analogy. Go stand on some ice and throw a handful of marbles.
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Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 05:29 PM UTC

Quoted Text

There's also this collection of analysis just posted to
http://www.navweaps.com/index_lundgren/index_lundgren.htm

Also, a broadside does NOT move a ship that much, please read (from the same site):
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-022.htm



You have to admit that the overhead images of the Battleships firing a broadside definately show the wakes as staright as if no guns had been fired.