Friday, 12 November 2010

Ship Spotting

For this one we need the time,place and ship.

What is it?


D. E. Reddick said...

That appears to be the German pre-dreadnought battleship Schleswig-Holstein firing upon the Polish fortress Westerplatte in Danzig on September 1, 1939 or immediately thereafter.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello D.E.Reddick,

spot on,excellent and in record time.
I am still thinking about your question.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I do imagine that you might be cogitating a bit regarding my question, as it is a bit of strange matter (perhaps stranger than USS Kearsarge). Would it help to know that this type of vessel served into the 1970s (or, is that truthful information misleading...)?

D. E. Reddick said...


I hit Anonymous instead of Name/URL...

Here's a hint - Air Ops versus Surface Ops...

D. E. Reddick said...


My original question was:

Two warships, one named V********e and the other named E********e, were of the same class. Yet, at the time of their later wartime service they were hardly recognizable as having originated from the same design and having shared many original constructive features.

What ships were these two vessels and with which class did they belong and with which service did they serve?

Instead, the masked spellings should have been:

First named V********e; and the second named E*******m.

Many apologies. Oh, anyone familiar with SE GA should be able to immediately figure out the second name.

GrandLogistics said...

Hello D.E.Reddick,

I am very glad you changed that spelling because now I think I know what it is.
There is a class I ruled out earlier because none of them began and ended with an "E"!.

Hawkins class,Her Majesty's Ships Effingham and Vindictive?

One a cruiser the other converted to a carrier.


D. E. Reddick said...


Hawkins or Cavendish class - the first class of heavy cruisers ever deployed and the most diverse class with members recast as: aircraft carriers; training ships; light cruisers; and two of them wrecked via groundings.

My mistake was in confusing HMS Effingham with HMS Enterprise. There's a great USN question hidden there, in that bit of confusion.

Chuck Hill said...

I went to look up HMS Eagle's sister ship, but of course Latorre didn't work.