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by novicebutnice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck's port rudder
Replies: 49
Views: 42269

Re: Bismarck's port rudder

I think we were all a bit surprised to see that configuration, i.e. with the rudder post broken off and the collar etc. and the plating alongside not even significantly deformed. It's clear the rudder wasn't CUT off, insofar as the broken edge is inside the hole a bit. On the other hand, it appears...
by novicebutnice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jammed rudders and damage to prop shafts
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Jammed rudders and damage to prop shafts

There is an interesting report on the steering of USS Intrepid after damage at http://www.researcheratlarge.com/Ships/CV11/1944MarchTorpedoDamageSteering.html and there is also an assuming comment at https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/i/intrepid-iv.html: By racing ...
by novicebutnice
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1875

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Just a couple of comments about light AA rates of fire: The 40mm Bofors as used by the USN was, according to Navweaps, capable of 80 to 90 rounds/min sustained fire. That was given as a British claim. A good loader could achieve about 24 rounds (120 rounds/min) without the gun stopping. I don't thi...
by novicebutnice
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Swordfish's Torpedo misses Bismarck
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Re: The Swordfish's Torpedo misses Bismarck

What if the torpedo missed? To be honest so many things could have made a difference to the entire outcome. - What if Bismarck had left with full tanks, and refueled. Bismarck would have been sitting slightly lower in the water and maybe the shell hits from POW may have played out differently Bismar...
by novicebutnice
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 95128

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

To be quite honest I don't know how to answer the question. In that it's not like for example the F16 which I started to like after watching the movie Iron Eagle, or the F14 after watching TOPGUN etc. Yes there was a movie called Sink the Bismarck, but my interest in the Bismarck started before I ha...