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by bob cornford
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Steering Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Bismarck Steering Gear

I must admit I hadn't realised that Gerhard Junack had survived. Surely he was a key person to provide information on the efforts made to overcome the rudder / steering gear problems? Is there any transcriptions of his information? Am I wrong in thinking Bill G had some talks with him?
Regards
Bob
by bob cornford
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Steering Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Bismarck Steering Gear

Does anyone know of any drawings or photos of the steering gear of the ship? Any other relevent information please.
Kind Regards
Bob
by bob cornford
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Steering Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Re: Bismarck Steering Gear

Thanks for that Bill. One of my colleagues on the ship was trying to find a drawing of the worm wheel steering, which is what we suspected she was fitted with. However you look at it, they were very unlucky.
Regards
Bob
by bob cornford
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Worst admiral of all time
Replies: 49
Views: 31240

Re: Worst admiral of all time

Slightly off track. This would be easier if it related to the worst generals!
by bob cornford
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Steering Gear
Replies: 9
Views: 2697

Bismarck Steering Gear

Good Evening, I'm very new on here. I'm a Marine Engineer, so have a reasonable understanding of Naval Architecture and Ship Contruction. What I am interested in is to find out what type of steering gear was fitted to the ship. Were both rudders linked? Is it an electro hydraulic design? I did wonde...
by bob cornford
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's engine spaces
Replies: 30
Views: 6503

Re: Bismarck's engine spaces

Despite this thread being dead, I thought I might be so bold as to add something. The problem with many of the analogies is that this is a complex subject. In general terms, comparing RN capital ships with the German capital ships is fraught with problems. We should really look at steam conditions a...