True, but it could also be described as a film about a ship escorting a convoy, so there are certain similarities. I believe that we also have film studios in the UK - I won't hold my breathe but its not completely beyond the realms of possibility.
I would disagree based on the imminent release of Greyhound - a film centered in the Captain of a US destroyer escorting an Atlantic convoy, based on CS Forester’s book, The Good Shepherd.
On a different topic and I might be wrong but I believe it has cropped up already - refitting ships. I...
I think the design is questionable and certainly by 1943 there probably wasn’t much need to lay down more battleships or battlecruisers, But I don’t think you can criticise the US Navy/govt too much for laying down ships 10 days to 2-3 months after Pearl Harbour.
Presumably a feature - one assumes that they didn’t design it with one rudder thinking ‘this baby is gonna corner on rails’ and then got it in the water and just thought ‘Ah’. A misguided attempt to save a tiny amount of money? How did the turning circle compare to the US and Japanese heavy...
Then you try it with a destroyer first, like they did with high pressure boilers.
It doesn’t specifically say that it hasn’t been used elsewhere yet or tested in a destroyer, just that it’s far from proven. Doesn’t seem too risky to try it in non-structural parts of the ship.
Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of any sources that cover the process of armour/turret/gun construction? I often see them referred to as construction bottlenecks but have never found even a vague description or explanation of the building process.
Theoretically yes, but it depends on your attachment to real life events and POD. I can't comment on the dispositions of the other ships (can consult Roskill later) but IRL your window to include HNS Courageous is pretty limited given her sinking on 17/09/39.