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U-551 Kapitan
08-15-2004, 05:15 AM
I've said before that I'm new to this whole idea and I've just realised I know nothing about any of the special names sub crews gave different things, and I wish to know most of these by the time SHIII comes out (or possibly by next week when I get SHII). So for example, what are screws? And what are fish? Torpedoes? And splashes? Depth Charges? Anyway, that's about all I think I know so any help would be much appreciated.

Torpedo incoming off the port bow!

U-551 Kapitan
08-15-2004, 05:15 AM
I've said before that I'm new to this whole idea and I've just realised I know nothing about any of the special names sub crews gave different things, and I wish to know most of these by the time SHIII comes out (or possibly by next week when I get SHII). So for example, what are screws? And what are fish? Torpedoes? And splashes? Depth Charges? Anyway, that's about all I think I know so any help would be much appreciated.

Torpedo incoming off the port bow!

Kapitanleutnant--Martes86--Mix
08-15-2004, 06:05 AM
The screws are the things in every boat's stern (or back side) that are turning and turning thanks to the power of the engines. Screws are the things that make the boat stop when not turning, and make the boat move when turning. A basic guide: Portside, left; starboard, right; bow, forward; stern, back.
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S VIIC_41
08-15-2004, 06:53 AM
Wait... what's a screw?

I was sort of wondering myself...

I basically know what it is but is it the actual propellor or... the noise off the propellor detected by the sonar? or the movement of the water that the propellor makes?

karlem0nster
08-15-2004, 07:03 AM
the screw is the propeller at the end of the ship...
no sound or anything else... just the propeller

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lobosrul
08-15-2004, 09:34 AM
A few other things.

Subs didnt really have SONAR. They had hydrophones, which could listen for noises. Destroyers had both hydrophones (called passive sonar sometimes) and active sonar that could "ping" metal objects.

The term fish or eel was used for torps.

Deck guns: most u-boat's had a deck gun, either 88 or 105mm. Thats the width of the projectile in milimeters. You might also see a /number ie 105/50. The /50 means the barrel is 50 times longer than the guns caliber. I took me a loooong time to figure that last bit out.

They also had secondary arnament, usualy 20mm's and sometimes 38mm guns. They were rapid fire and used for defense agains aircraft but could also be fired at enemy ships.

ParaB
08-15-2004, 10:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lobosrul:
Subs didnt really have SONAR. They had hydrophones, which could listen for noises.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not quite true. The Type XXI had a 'Nibelung'-type sonar device that allowed for bearing and range measuring via active sonar.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>...and sometimes 38mm guns.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

37mm.

macker33
08-15-2004, 11:34 PM
Two points abaft of beam.

http://www.tcmall.com/nauticalknowhow/GLOSSARY.htm

another one.

http://www.sailorschoice.com/Terms/scterms.htm

Hope that helps.