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by Ata
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck analysis
Replies: 61
Views: 13337

Re: Bismarck analysis

Forgive me if I've been ill-informed but my understanding is that Rodney had one gun inoperable for much of the engagement owing to a shell jammed in the loading mechanism. I do not recall which turret was affected. Please correct me if anyone knows otherwise.
by Ata
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 58723

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Hello everybody, Hunter-Terry timings are perfectly in synch with Antonio's reconstruction. Hood hit on the boat deck at 5:57 (5:57:30 in Antonio's reconstruction), Hood exploded at 6:00 (6:00:+ few seconds in Antonio reconstruction), Crane hit at minute 6:01 (6:01:20-6:01:30 in Antonio's reconstru...
by Ata
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck analysis
Replies: 61
Views: 13337

Re: Bismarck analysis

Given the storm, and ranges of the observations, no definitive answer can be given. Also to be considered is that in the early phase of the battle, KGV was behind Rodney, and her observations were further hindered by Rodney's funnel smoke and main battery gun smoke. Armor piercing hits are very dif...
by Ata
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 160
Views: 88309

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

I married into a 'Naval' family: my father-in-law finished WW2 commanding an aircraft carrier, his father commanded a battle squadron at Jutland, various cousins/relations had similar RN posts, including a young lieutenant who was spotting officer in Prince of Wales at DS, and with my own background...