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by northcape
Tue May 21, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 192
Views: 3090

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

History is not Mathematics, but both need to operate under scientific principles if they intend to have any purpose. For the rest of your statements, I invite you to read (and try to understand) my posting again, in particular the last paragraph. Squirming around the arguments won't help you escape...
by northcape
Tue May 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 192
Views: 3090

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

History is not mathematics. This reconstruction is the "best" only until a better one comes along. So far you and other members have been repeatedly asked to provide a better alternative , which you failed to do. History is not Mathematics, but both need to operate under scientific principles if th...
by northcape
Tue May 21, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 192
Views: 3090

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

If everybody would follow this example it would solve the problem quickly. I can only encourage everybody to do the same in order to restore rationality, purpose, and common sense in the forum. There is nothing to be gained in providing a stage and audience for this kind of behavior and endless rep...
by northcape
Tue May 21, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 192
Views: 3090

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Therefore while I will continue to contribute to the forum I will no longer respond to any of his posts. If everybody would follow this example it would solve the problem quickly. I can only encourage everybody to do the same in order to restore rationality, purpose, and common sense in the forum. ...
by northcape
Sat May 11, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 192
Views: 3090

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

1) It is not known when, in a relative timeline, PoW has scored hits. 2) The same accounts for the time when Bismarck has started shooting. 3) As a consequence, these events can be pinned down with a relative accuracy of a few minutes at best. These are some of the facts, the rest are personal opini...
by northcape
Wed May 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "Unfortunately we have no time stamp on those images and film" Yes we have, thanks to Antonio's reconstruction and the demonstration is available on this forum. You have nothing at all....but still insist... Reconstruct your own battle using 96 shots and, please, co...
by northcape
Mon May 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

No one mentioned a CM. http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6728&p=78298&hilit=31st+May#p78298 "If someone writes "I will not submit any B of I or C M [...] concerning Wake-Walker", it means somebody else requested it ... " What you are doing is simply a manipulation of facts. You quo...
by northcape
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

The complete melt-down of discipline and morale, which came later (May 27th during British final charge) On which facts is this assessment ("complete melt-down of discipline and morale" during the final engagement) based on? On British interrogation of German survivors: "When interrogated in "Dorse...
by northcape
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

alecsandros wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:20 am
The complete melt-down of discipline and morale, which came later (May 27th during British final charge)
On which facts is this assessment ("complete melt-down of discipline and morale" during the final engagement) based on?
by northcape
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, We have often discussed that armour piercing shell hits are virtually invisible, McMullen didn't know he had hit Bismarck 2.5 times. How could Schneider know a hit had not detonated? None of his shells should "explode on impact". This i a very valid point, but again, the german...
by northcape
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Then I heard Schneider again: “Wow, was that a misfire? That really ate into him.” I'm not sure if I follow these discussions and there interpretations correctly. Anyway, the original german version is: "Nanu, war das ein Blindgaenger? Der hat sich wohl reingefressen" Which unambiguously would be t...
by northcape
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5254

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:31 pm
(even when understanding that Antonio had demonstrated the true story): I don't know (and I don't care).

Bye, Alberto
No, there was no "true story" demonstrated. Only a suggestion/model/scenario. We lack data to confirm if it is "true" or not.
by northcape
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 614

Re: That 05:21 turn

To me - as german reader and writer - it is a 7 without any doubt. But that is not the point. Given the fact that it is (rigthfully) deemed as unclear or not decided, everyone who is seriously interested in a historic reconstruction must of course consider his/her scenario as one out of many other p...
by northcape
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1230

Re: PoW shell splash

A&A then refer back to this recreation as proof that their interpretation of events is correct. Thus we have a completely circular logic to their thesis; This has been highlighted so many times. By now everybody should be aware of this, and, in my view, the only way to stop the spread of this circu...
by northcape
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14518

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

So far as effectiveness is concerned, I would again suggest the old 'Shots Per Gun Per Minute' (SPGPM) and 'Hits Per Gun Per Minute' (HPGPM) as something worth considering. Although at this stage, it's really difficult to tell what information of historical value might be extracted fromthese number...