SUBSIM Radio Room Forums


SUBSIM: The Web's #1 BBS for all submarine and naval simulations since 1997

Go Back   SUBSIM Radio Room Forums > General > Sub & Naval Discussions: News, Books, Films, and Models
Forget password? Reset here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2020, 08:01 AM   #1
Onkel Neal
Born to Run Silent
 
Onkel Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Cougar Trap, Texas
Posts: 18,601
Downloads: 417
Uploads: 205


radar America Couldn't Have Won World War II Without Britain's Submarines

America Couldn't Have Won World War II Without Britain's Submarines
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/bu...marines-112216

Quote:
The sphere where submarines interfaced most closely with the British Pacific Fleet’s surface task forces was in the provision of air and sea rescue to retrieve downed Allied pilots. These boats normally operated near enemy-held coasts, and the proximity to Japanese territory posed grave danger to them.

A typical example of this type of sub operation was the 55-day patrol (the longest for a British submarine during World War II) of the Tantalus, part of the 8th Flotilla. From early January to late February 1945, she prowled the South China Sea looking for downed Allied pilots. Although she was never called upon to rescue any ditched airmen, her travels took her across the paths of several enemy luggers, lighters, and a tug boat, which she destroyed using gunfire.
Onkel Neal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2020, 01:33 AM   #2
ETR3(SS)
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Between test depth and periscope depth
Posts: 2,875
Downloads: 167
Uploads: 15


Default

While the Brits made a contribution to the Pacific War, to say that we couldn't have won the war without them is just plain silly. This is right up the alley of National Interest's click bait type articles.
__________________


USS Kentucky SSBN 737 (G)
Comms Div 2003-2006
Qualified 19 November 03

Yes I was really on a submarine.
ETR3(SS) is online   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2020, 10:19 AM   #3
Onkel Neal
Born to Run Silent
 
Onkel Neal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Cougar Trap, Texas
Posts: 18,601
Downloads: 417
Uploads: 205


Default

What's the story with National Interest? They seem to have submarine articles daily, I usually only use one or two a week, but someone there is really keen on underwater warfare.
Onkel Neal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2020, 01:52 AM   #4
ETR3(SS)
Ocean Warrior
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Between test depth and periscope depth
Posts: 2,875
Downloads: 167
Uploads: 15


Default

Generally low quality articles. Not researching the subject very well, spelling and grammar errors, repeating articles, posting articles from others (albeit they usually cite the source) click bait titles. Just poor journalism.
__________________


USS Kentucky SSBN 737 (G)
Comms Div 2003-2006
Qualified 19 November 03

Yes I was really on a submarine.
ETR3(SS) is online   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2020, 10:14 PM   #5
Kapitan
Sub Test Pilot
 
Kapitan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: UK + Canada
Posts: 6,510
Downloads: 10
Uploads: 3


Default

I would agree with ETR3 on this one national interest has questionable links and well to put it mildly a lot of us can pull the article apart.

While the contribution was there from the UK in the pacific id have to concede as a brit the american contribution in europe was larger than what we sent to the pacific.
__________________


Find out about Museum Ships here: https://www.museumships.us/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/131313936@N03/
Kapitan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
british submarines , royal navy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1995- 2020 Subsim