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by pgollin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5787

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

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Re. "history is written by the winners"

In this instance who were/are "the winners" ?

At the Denmark Strait, the Germans were the "winners", overall the British/Allies were the "winners".

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by pgollin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 200
Views: 5787

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

...... I think quite many people (especially officers) had their own camera on board during WWII (my father had one in 1943) even without a formal authorization. ....... [/color][/i] The RN had an official ban on private cameras for almost all the war, AND in addition the importation of photographi...
by pgollin
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Electricity usage
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Electricity usage

In the WW2 era, all steam powered (propelled) warships would have produced their electricity from turbo-generators (i.e. steam powered). They would have batteries and diesel powered generators for emergencies. Obviously for diesel powered ships and all submarines then they would diesel electric gene...
by pgollin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3889

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

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When someone is tried in Italy are they charged under the Ten Commandments, or under the relevant law(s) ?

Until you get that straight you are misleading yourself.

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by pgollin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3889

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

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You keep trying to avoid the King's Regulations and going off on a tangent, deliberately trying to mislead people.

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by pgollin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3889

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 pm

...... the Kings Regulations (art.26 ,1913 version) say :


The 1913 version was NOT the one in force in 1941 [editorial commentary deleted WJJ] .

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by pgollin
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3889

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Wadinga wrote: "The Articles of warres (as originally spelt) of 1637 are irrelevant to discussion of Kriegsmarine ships in the twentieth century." No, sorry, they are extremely relevant for the British ships, as we are discussing British examples too. They are the military rules in force in the Roy...
by pgollin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 3776

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

. The first RN magnetic pistol - Duplex Coil Rod (DCR) - (as used in the first Ark Royal attack on Bismarck) had very poor reliability and was too sensitive. The second version - Compensated Coil Rod (CCR) - part operational in late 1942, fully operational from early 1943 was much more efficient and...
by pgollin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Questions on how British submarines returned to base safely
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Questions on how British submarines returned to base safely

. Exact details are hard to come by, but close to shore (under the intense air patrolling) then they would be given a sort of moving square in which they should travel, they would meet a ML, or similar, near any base/port who would escort them. IF there was a problem (e.g. engine problems) the sub w...
by pgollin
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 134790

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

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DON'T FEED THE TROLL

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by pgollin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 59
Views: 10392

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

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Alberto,

PLEASE, very politely, please do not try to start another argument here.

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by pgollin
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 5034

Re: 3-shaft propulsion

. One has to be careful with speed and range quotes as they depend on the state of the hull (fouling). Trials info TENDED to be with reasonably clean hulls, whereas the RN standard figures usually were quoted with the hull 6 months since cleaning in temperate waters. (The RN also noted the effect of...
by pgollin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 5034

3-shaft propulsion

The RN looked at double reduction gearing and wasn't impressed - at that time the efficiency savings weren't great and the costs and maintenance increase weren't thought to be worth it. Post-war reports basically stated the same with the big regret being lack of reliable high pressure boilers.
by pgollin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 5270

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

.... Therefore, if you and some others " fellow contributors " consider the exercise "futile", just don't come in this thread and stay in your "indeterminateness". That's it. Who is playing tricks here, to avoid evident answers in a clear rules game is quite clear. .... [/color] Oh dear, I'm afraid...
by pgollin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 5270

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

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Very good, and extra marks for the Simon and Garfunkel quote.

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