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Posted By: Backwoodsman
19-Oct-10 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday-13 Oct 1925
Subject: RE: BS: Margaret Thatcher's Birthday.
"Well, Backwoodsman, I reckon it would probably take an hour or so to turn the ship round,"

It would take considerably less than an hour. Ten minutes would see a 180-deg. turn completed in a vessel of that size. But the time is irrelevant - the fact is that it was a manoeuvrable asset which was capable of attacking British forces.

"but that is not really the point is it?"

You're the one who tried to use the fact that it was 'sailing away' as a criticism of the decision to attack. I'm simply demonstrating that its course is easily changed, and therefore irrelevant so, yes, that is the point.