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    Last days for blue liners

    Players are still hugging that blue line like it's a comfort blanket...
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    what Naval ship do like and explain why

    Warships could and still can only carry/launch lightweight torpedoes whereas Submarines have bigger and faster fish.
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    what Naval ship do like and explain why

    USN uses an un-governed turbine with their glowing green rocks. In other terms they are only limited in speed by how much heat they want to produce, so it isn't a secret as such but more a risk vs. gain factor to push the reactors to a point of going 'pop' just to see how fast they can go.
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    U-505 German Type IXC

    Magnetic exploders. The torpedoes themselves were majority straight running and would go bang when influenced by a magnetic presence - i.e. a ships hull. They were designed to detonate a few metres below the hull to break the keel and down she goes.
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    submarine. underseeboot

    What was the astec radar? Unless you are talking about ASDIC which is not a radar, cos radar doesn't work below water.
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    They became a thing on Naval vessels in 1910 although there have been illustrations from before 1900 showing a bulbous like protrusion.
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    Heroes of the seas.

    Random thread to acknowledge the deeds of heroic men during Naval conflicts. Apart from my past relatives there is always one man who comes to mind when trying to explain self-sacrifice and just how far some are willing to go to protect their mates. Ordinary Seaman Edward "Teddy" Sheean: Teddy served onboard HMAS Armidale - a Bathurst Class Corvette - during her escort duties along the East Coast of Australia and in New Guinea waters before the ship was transferred to Darwin to be tasked with assisting Australian operations in Timor. Late in 1942, Armidale sailed on operations to Betano, Timor, with HMAS Castlemaine. Numerous times they were attacked by Japanese aircraft but continued on. During a subsequent confrontation with 13 Japanese aircraft (9 Bombers and 4 Fighters), Armidale was hit by two torpedoes - one hitting on her port side and the other hitting her engineering space - and a bomb which exploded aft. As she began to sink the order to abandon ship was given. After helping to free a life-raft, Teddy was wounded by two bullets in the chest and back as the Japanese continued to strafe and fire at sailors in the water. He dragged himself to the aft Oerlikon 20mm cannon, strapped himself in and began shooting at the fighters in an effort to protect some of the sailors already in the sea. Subject to the fire from Sheean's Oerlikon, the Japanese aircraft were kept at bay and were unable to effectively strafe those survivors in the water. With Armidale rapidly sinking, Sheean continued to fire and managed to shoot down one of the Japanese bombers. He damaged a further two aircraft before Armidale's stern was engulfed by the sea. Despite this, Sheean maintained his fire as the water rose above his feet, and remained firing as he "disappeared beneath the waves".Teddy's crewmates later testified to witnessing tracers rising from beneath the water's surface as Sheean was dragged under. Thanks for reading.
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    For the Aussie players

    HMAS Perth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Perth_%28D29%29
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    Not sure how to put a number value onto it. TDC is as good as the operator, I guess you could give it a baseline of 10% accuracy and then train it to 100%. TCM's (counter measures) are effective depending on how the vessel manoeuvres after letting them go.
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    Skimmers Surface vessels use TDC's/TCM's too
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    Possible mods for WoWs

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    Carried on from the Ship's Company thread but would like to suggest some skills and perks. Here are a few I'd like to see: Damage Control (DC): For fires and flooding Ship's Medical Emergency Team (SMET): For patching injured crew members Signal Intelligence (SIGINT): Modified for WoWS by boosting your radar intercept and reducing your own emissions. Target Motion Analysis (TMA): for more accurate firing solutions etc. Something similar to the Mentor skill...I'd call it Sea Daddy (rofl) Naval types will understand. That's all I can think of for now. Please add your own!
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    Ships Company

    That should come under a damage control (DC) skill. Would take effect for fire or flood. I prefer the departmental idea mentioned above but would add a bunch of researchable skills.
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    Ships Company

    Sounds much more sensible. Nice add.