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Torpedo Boats and Destroyers -- Report of Ramsay Board

Torpedo Boats and Destroyers -- Report of Ramsay Board

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Torpedo-boats -- United States -- Costs,
  • Torpedo-boat destroyers -- United States -- Costs,
  • Shipbuilding contracts -- United States

  • About the Edition

    Committee Serial No. 135

    Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States House Committee on Naval Affairs, Fifty-Seventh Congress, first session
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination135 p
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15272235M

    The U.S. Navy Warship Series The Sailing Navy, – Civil War Navies, – The New Navy, –   When the report was confirmed at , Admiral Somerville ordered Hood to steer eastward in pursuit. The British battlewagon increased speed to 25 knots in an attempt to challenge Strasbourg, but then veered away to avoid a torpedo attack by the French destroyers. Somerville, who had decided against a night action, reported later that his.

    Gaine, general manager of the company, stated before the Select Committee that in the view of the directors the bargain was a hard one, because it gave no consideration in respect of the goodwill of the great business, with its gross income of over £ 2,, per annum and its net revenue of over £,, which the company had built up. The company had had to pay for all the experiments. The enemy’s day activity was limited to one long-range torpedo attack, by torpedo boats from Le Havre, at on D-Day By night the enemy’s attack was more determined. On four occasions he operated torpedo boats, and on eight occasions E and R-boats, in the eastern Task Force area.

    This was a cruel mismatch in the extreme – these destroyers of the ‘Fubuki’ class in the Imperial Japanese Navy were, at the time, amongst the biggest, fastest, most advanced destroyers in the world at tons, capable of 38 knots and armed with six five inch guns, plus over thirty AA guns plus six powerful torpedo tubes (www.   The Germans also had several U-boats available, and all the approaches had been heavily mined. [41] Naval losses. At , four German torpedo boats reached the Eastern Task Force and launched fifteen torpedoes, sinking the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Svenner off Sword beach but missing the battleships HMS Warspite and Ramillies.


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Torpedo Boats and Destroyers -- Report of Ramsay Board Download PDF EPUB FB2

Background. The destroyer type was at this time a relatively new class of fighting ship for the U.S. Navy. The type arose in response to torpedo boats that had been developing fromespecially after the development of the self-propelled Whitehead torpedo.

During the Spanish–American War, it was realized that a torpedo boat destroyer was urgently needed to screen the larger warships, so Preceded by: Caldwell class. With this shift of leadership, a shift in priorities, tactics, strategy, and general style came about as well. The Laurhurst-class cruiser is one of the first tangible results of the shift; a move towards heavier ships instead of the torpedo boats, destroyers, and lighter cruisers that had dominated the Sæþrymm's mind for the last two decades.

Wounded personnel were lowered to life rafts and to boats sent by accompanying destroyers and cruisers. After report had been received that all wounded personnel had been evacuated from Battle Dressing Station No.

1 and Sick Bay, and after all personnel in sight had left the ship, the Executive Officer went down a line on the starboard side.

An additional danger was the increasing number of German torpedo boats and submarines that had begun to prowl the more northerly regions of the Channel since the fall of Holland. If the trend continued, Ramsay feared his evacuation ships would soon have to abandon the longer but so-far safer Route Y and find another : Open Road Media.

The General Board specifications called for a speed of 35kts on trial at 1, tons and endurance of 2,nm at 20kts, while the actual contracts called for 3,nm at 15kts. The first twenty Wickes class destroyers were authorised by Congress inas part of a larger programme for 50 destroyers.

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Enclosure: (A) Extract of Log. Early US Navy torpedo boat destroyers in photographs, records and tables. [Show] First Destroyers: The first US Navy torpedo boat destroyers in photographs, records and tables.

[Show] Flivvers: US Navy ton torpedo boat destroyers in photographs, records and tables. [Show] tonners. Smaller (2nd class) boats, intended for carrying on board ship, and capable of being hoisted in and out, were also built, and were eventually supplied to all battleships and large cruisers.

By the end ofGreat Britain possessed no fewer than 82 craft of the above and similar types, exclusive of boats less than feet long. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker.

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The U-boat War in World War Two () and World War One (). O pages on the officers, the boats, technology and the Allied efforts to counter the U-boat threat.

The Germans brought in considerable forces to escort the three heavy ships. Close escort would be provided by the 5th Destroyer Flotilla.

There were also three flotillas of E-boats—fast motor torpedo boats. These, in turn, would meet the fleet as it moved north from their bases at Cherbourg, Le Havre, and Cap Gris Nez.

Normandy 6 June July A great invasion force stood off the Normandy coast of France as dawn broke on 6 June 9 battleships, 23 cruisers, destroyers, and 71 large landing craft of various descriptions as well as troop transports, mine sweepers, and merchantmen-in all, nearly 5, ships of every type, the largest armada ever assembled.

Administration History of Motor Torpedo Boats in WWII, Pacific Fleet. Naval War diaries and related documents were declassified at the end of I am in the process now of collecting and studying many documents that relate to PGMs.

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The B was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets.

The United States Eighth Air Force, based at. The first major surface reaction, by a force of torpedo-boats (light destroyers) based at Le Havre, resulted in the sinking of a Norwegian destroyer before ‘H’-hour on ‘D’-Day but this sortie was not repeated; an attempt on 9 June by the large destroyers based on the Atlantic coast to intervene was beaten off, with the loss of two.

At the time when further armaments were suspended, the effective strength of the Argentine navy consisted of 3 ironclads, 6 first-class armoured cruisers, 2 monitors (old), 4 second-class cruisers, 2 torpedo cruisers, 3 destroyers, 3 high-sea torpedo boats, 14 river torpedo boats, 1 training ship, 5 transports, and various auxiliary vessels.

The Operation would combine the 32 Motor Torpedo Boats (MTB) based at Dover and Ramsgate that would attack with a Motor Gun Boat (MGB) escort from 3, metres. Following up would be Swordfish torpedo bombers with fighter escort, plus Beaufort torpedo bombers and the coastal guns at Dover whilst the ships were in range.

Nigel Pumphrey’s torpedo boats proved no more adept at penetrating the screen of destroyers and E-boats. Three craft got their ‘fish’ away –.

Available to the fleet were five battleships, 20 cruisers, 65 destroyers, and two monitors. German ships in the area on D-Day included three torpedo boats, 29 fast attack craft, 36 R boats, and 36 minesweepers and patrol boats.

The Germans also had several U-boats available, and all the approaches had been heavily mined. The book draws on contemporary sources which have rarely been cited in previous accounts, including the despatches of both the British and German formations, along with official records, letters and memoirs.

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Civil War. On his return inthe American Civil War was in progress. He was made master, and was assigned to the frigate Potomac of the Western Gulf Squadron until The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had implemented a naval blockade of ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U and sank in 18 minutes, and also took on a heavy starboard list.

The vessel went down 11 miles (18 km) off.