1.In 1922 the Washington Naval conference gave us permission to build two new battleships of no more than 35000 tons with weapons no more than 16". The result was HMS Nelson and Rodney. Why did we need permission?we ruled the seas after the war who said we were limited to which ships we could build?and why did we accept it? 2.What was the advantage of Admiral Fisher building pocket battleships,or commonly called Battle Cruisers,like HMS Hood when in fact they were heavier than battleships? I know, it was supposed to gain more speed with the armour lessened,yet it was with great cost to the Hood and with others,earlier, at Jutland,so, Why did we build ships the same tonnage and weapons yet less armour? 3.In WW2 the old Indie was hit,on the flight deck, by a 500 pound bomb kamakazi and,much to the amazement of the Yanks the damage was superficial as it was armoured,did the Yanks not have armoured flight decks?if not why not? 4.In the Dreadnought days they devised a system of running the exhaust gasses from the engines up thu the masts,they quickly saw the gasses corroded all the upper mast installations and discarded it so!!! Why did they do it all again on the Leopard class? I was on the Puma as GA2 aimer for the 40mm behind the mast,did I ever see the target drogue due to the fumes?not a chance! We had to ask the pilot to come in at a certain angle so the exhaust fumes were away from my sight line,difficult whilst steaming ahead. Pretty glad the Puma never went to the Falklands as the gasses destroyed all the Radar on a regular basis plus all other tech things they have up the mast'also if the Argies came in behind the exaust gasses, we were knackered. Who invented the STAAG?I was also aimer on the Chichester on one,what a heap of garbage that was, even to a young gunner,we never shot any drogues down with it. Easy with hindsight I reckon but, some things like the exhaust gasses were proved wrong before so there is no excuse. Begs the question if we don't learn from mistakes in the past we are bound to repeat them,at cost! 5.As a young watchkeeper at Chatham in'57 I was sent to the Aisne,I thought then and do now, the Battle class destroyers were the finest looking destroyers ever built,Darings were good but the Battles looked menacing and ready for business,real greyhounds of the sea. Living quarters looked grim though. Also spare a memory for the brave Naval Brigade at Isandhlwana they fought with cutlasses against the Zulu assegais and died,never hear much about them nowadays but they should be remembered,one AB held off a number of Zulus with a cutlass before being pinned to a waggon wheel with an assegai.Brave Sailor. Got some questions there to pass the time on,Cheers.