Tuesday, 17 October 2017

勇夫 渡邉 8/15/15



私の、父は雪風の乗組員だったと聞いております。
名前は、益井 博 機銃を担当していた様に聞いています
ただ、本人は終戦後特に雪風会などには出席した事
もなく連絡は全く取らなかったといっていました
乗組員名簿も呉の海上自衛隊にも残ってなくいろいろ
聞きましたが、わかりません。何かわかれば幸いです
本人は平成22年11月18日に83歳にて亡くなりました
生前、御国に為に戦争に行って戻ってきても何もいいこと
もなく時間だけがたったと嘆いておりました。

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

駆逐艦雪風の主錨 Japanese Destroyer Yukikaze's Anchor (フルHD Full HD)




My camera and video camera are both able to take AVCHD Videos.



But of course, it is AVCHD Progressive, which is a trademark of Sony and Panasonic.

Most videos on Youtube nowadays are at least 1080p.


We can also take 3D photos and videos. Then play them on the TV. In this case, Bravia.


My camera and video camera has this symbol on it.


-The Editor



First Video Up!


This is my first video. It is the Yukikaze's anchor. Enjoy!

Choose 1080p and you should be able to see a bit more clearly. This is probably the first video of this anchor. There has been so many pictures but not many videos! I will take another one in 20 years time. 2034! I wonder if we will be able to smell and feel the air and wind? Right now though, the best on youtube is 4K. Mine is still 1080p. There is also an 8K and others. 4K video? Does that exist? Well Sony has this video camera http://www.sony.jp/handycam/products/FDR-AX100/
and camera http://www.sony.jp/ichigan/products/ILCE-7S/

And Youtube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQtexbbdOcg&list=UUzBDv4ihHM0y2CXulM_n93w

Nowadays you should be able to make it to 1440p. 4K is a bit too hard for most computers.
Anyway, I will, I promise you, go back to this place and take a 4K version of this in under 20 years time. I will upload it onto Youtube.







Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Where is Yukikaze's Anchor?

It is in Eta-jima. The anchor lies beneath the trees and looks quite good.
Pictures:













The steering wheel and clock cannot be taken as a photo, however, the screw is in Taiwan and looks like this:





Another Picture of the screw.

This looks a bit older doesn't it?
This is the not so known bell of the Yang Destroyer.


The steering wheel does have a photo though, although it is really old and is not shown like it anymore. Right now, it is behind glass. This version is just put on the table.

Monday, 6 October 2014

New Author

Hello Readers,

I am a new author on this blog. My name is Leo Graf and I will post all sorts of interesting news and information.

Thankyou.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

What was Operation Ten-Ichi-Go? ~All about the 天一号作戦



Ships that participated in the Ten-Ichi-Go:










The outcome:

The 2nd Mine squadron of the 2nd Fleet protected Battleship Yamato.

Of the 9 ships that went, 5 of them sank, and 981 people died. The other 4 ships rescued survivors and returned to Sasebo.

How they were layed out:
photos courtesy of 大和ミュージアム。。。

The famous destroyer Fuyuzuki rescued survivors from Kasumi and returned to Sasebo. Fuyuzuki was half wrecked. Kasumi couldn't move anymore.

Notes on the pictures of ships... 帰還 means it returned
             沈没 means it sank...

More information can be seen on Wikipedia, if you search a little.
Anyway, it was basically a fight between ships and aircraft. The aircraft won, and we now know that ships are no match for aircraft. This fight is known in Japan as 坊ノ岬沖海戦.

The main power used to be the Battleship, and then the importance of aeroplanes moved it to aircraft carriers. Now, the most important ships are nuclear powered submarines. To fight it, one must have other submarines or destroyers.

Cruisers and gunboats don't mean much nowadays.




Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Difference Between Humans and Animals

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

Walt Whitman

Life is but a Dream

A boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear

Long has paled that sunny sky;
Echoes fade and memories die;
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die;

Ever drifting down the stream
Lingering in the golden gleam
Life, what is it but a dream?

Author Notes

This is an acrostic poem that spells out Alice's full name. Alice Pleasance Liddell
- See more at: http://allpoetry.com/Life-is-but-a-Dream#sthash.TMQBPMuY.dpuf