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NCC171724 Jan 2022 6:01 a.m. PST

A comparison of the Lion's gunnery log from the archive at the Royal Museums Greenwich with the description of the action in the Battle of Jutland Official Despatches:


Blutarski24 Jan 2022 8:29 a.m. PST

Darned document won't come up! Any chance you could email it to me???


TheOtherOneFromTableScape24 Jan 2022 11:04 a.m. PST

In the table I assume D is down, U is up, L is left and R is right. What are O and U? Also, in the notes column, what does A/C stand for? Sorry if I'm being stupid, but I just can't fathom what they mean…

Cerdic24 Jan 2022 11:45 a.m. PST

I reckon O and U are over and under…

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2022 11:49 a.m. PST

Interesting. Thanks for posting.

NCC171724 Jan 2022 12:28 p.m. PST

In the rate column, O and C are opening and closing range.

In the spotting column, U/D/L/R are range up and down and bearing left and right.

In the remarks column, A/C is alter course.

Cardinal Ximenez24 Jan 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

Very cool. Thanks for posting.

emckinney24 Jan 2022 6:01 p.m. PST

What does "Green" mean?

TheOtherOneFromTableScape25 Jan 2022 3:20 a.m. PST

Thanks for clarrifying O, C and A/C (in my post I mistakenly asked abou U, I blame my fingers for not following my brain's explicit instructions). Green is starboard and red is port, so the numbers are bearing on either side.

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