If you have it, please forward me a copy. If you don't, but you know the
right settings (screen,server,card,etc.), please forward me that information.
-I'm a bit desperate by now!
Thanks in advance to everyone. Best regards, Ed.
Eduardo Sweet Biro
#! rnews 2970
Subject: Re: Aussie Battleships Was: MORE FEMINIST blah blah blah
Date: 17 Sep 1995 04:04:21 GMT
Organization: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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We seem to have migrated from meaningless dicussions to something
slightly meaningful, so the newsgroup line has been appropriately
altered. Darn if I know how we got from feminist stuff to
battleships...I've been ignoring this thread. Good thing somebody
changed the subject line, as this is my area of expertise.
First: Australia never had a battleship. They had a single
battlecruiser, but she always operated with the Royal Navy.
: Two -- Yes, its true that England (and France, I believe) sailed some
: battleships after WWII.
Russia, Chile, Italy and Turkey also operated battleships after WWII.
: But, ONLY America USED them (Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War) after WWII.
In terms of actual combat, yes. However, French and British
battleships covered a lot of the globe in that period. One of the
French ships might have actually fired her guns at Vietnam, but I
don't know for sure.
: Three -- There are no battleships in South America.
There were until 1959, when the last was sold for scrap. All three
South American powers had battleships (some inoperable) though the
: The Argentines had an old heavy cruiser
Light cruiser, ex US.
: Argentines also have one of the few operational aircraft carriers in
: the world
She's been inoperative since 1986, engineless since 1989. A totally
: (joining the U.S., Russia, France and India
And Brazil, Spain and Italy.
:-- NOT Britain, whose jumpjet cruisers don't count).
They are certainly as effective, if not more effective, than the
ancient jumpjet carriers India has. Absolutely more effective than
the single Russian carrier, which has no air wing and can't go
anywhere (lack of money for fuel).
: So, please note, I DO try to get my facts straight.
You didn't do very well. Scott does far better than you.
: Of course, if you have PROOF I'm incorrect, I'm always ready to
: learn the truth.
Good, 'cuz you have lots to learn.
Andrew, author of comprehensive battleship and aircraft carrier lists.
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