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by WGarzke
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: "New" HMS Prince of Wales sinking analyzes
Replies: 76
Views: 12571

Re: "New" HMS Prince of Wales sinking analyzes

I will answer some of the criticisms of the Prince of Wales paper. Many of you may not be aware that the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in concert with the American Society of Naval Engineers, the Royal Instution of Naval Architects, the Institute of Marine Engineers, Engineering, ...
by WGarzke
Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Salvage - better peace then nothing
Replies: 15
Views: 21629

The Wreck of the Bismarck

To all: Last summer I had the pleasure of reviewing James Cameron's video footage of the Bismarck wreck. There is no way that the wreck can be salvaged. There is a lot of the underbottom missing from the ship due to damage from the slide down the seamount. Furthermore, the ship came down with great ...
by WGarzke
Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Bismarck's XO, Hans Oels
Replies: 5
Views: 11210

CDR Hans Oels

To All: Not much is known of CDR Oels previsous service in the German Navy before his assignment to Bismarck. He was second in command and was stationed in Damage Control Central. One of his primary assignments was damage control. I learned some things about CDR Oels from my correspondence with Seam...
by WGarzke
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prince of Wales damage
Replies: 92
Views: 31226

I have read the various responses and want to thank Antonio for his summary of hits. I do suggest, however, for those who have access to the book that Bob Dulin and I wrote on Battleships, Allied Battleships in World War II, there is a very detailed discussion on the hits that Prince of Wales receiv...
by WGarzke
Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 73041

Re: Scuttling

I have read some of the discussion concerning scuttling and must say that my research and calculations indicated that both the Germans and the British sank the Bismarck. It is often a question that Mr. Dulin and I have answered with that reply. James Cameron was correct in has assessment of what hap...
by WGarzke
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prince of Wales damage
Replies: 92
Views: 31226

Damage to Prince of Wales

:D There are some photographs of the damage to Prince of Wales from shells of Bismarck and Prinz Eugen in Battleships, Allied Battleships in World War II by Robert Dulin and myself published by the Naval Institute Press. This book is no longer in print, however. In the section of the book dedicated ...
by WGarzke
Mon May 08, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck's port rudder
Replies: 47
Views: 39228

Bismarck's port rudder

There have been a number of expeditions to the wreck of Bismarck and new evidence has been uncovered. We now have confirmation that the torpedo hit that crippled the battleship came obliquely from the starboard side of the ship and hit on or in the vicinity of the starboard rudder. The damage to the...
by WGarzke
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s un ending arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 23287

Re: Rudder Hit

I want to come back to the rudder hit for a moment. If what we see today on the Bismarck is true. Where one rudder is gone and the second is twisted and jammed into the center screw, controlling heading with the port and starboard screws would be nearly impossible. If you remove the rudders complet...
by WGarzke
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: "Official" Version of Battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 40654

I have been unable to follw the discussions on the Bismarck website for some time now as my wife of 40 years passed away in November 2004. I read with interest Robert Winklareth's discussion, "The Controversy is Over!" I must say that I frankly agree with George Elder's comment that the contriversy ...