Talk:HMS Duchess (H64)

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What's the evidence that the collision with HMS Barham happened in thick fog?[edit]

The survivor account of Ernest Swinhoe, on watch at the time on board HMS Duchess (account by his daughter here http://www.hmsbarham.com/ship/hmsduchesscollision.php), is clear that it was dark and windy. He clearly saw the approaching battleship. There is no mention of fog. I wonder where this reference comes from? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jerry Porter 21 (talkcontribs) 08:46, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

It came from the quoted reference.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:30, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Is "rammed" right?[edit]

"Rammed" seems to me (er, not exactly a nautical expert, no!) to sound somewhat deliberate. In this article, should it be a different verb, or qualified by something like "accidentally"? Or do you think it's OK? It just read slightly oddly to me, as if they had pointed the Barham at her with malicious intent ... Best wishes to all DBaK (talk) 14:06, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Qualified.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 16:54, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
Perfect! Many thanks DBaK (talk) 11:06, 15 December 2012 (UTC)