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by José M. Rico
Sun May 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941

Thank you for providing the document.
Everything transcribed already. I have left out the material not related with the Bismarck operations.
by José M. Rico
Sat May 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

Re: Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941

I have more or less finished transcribing the Admiralty War Diary regarding the Bismarck operations from 22-28 May. The "SITUATION REPORT" from 24 May was missing in the copy that Dunmunro provided but hopefully we will find that in the future. Also interesting would be the diary part from 20-21 May...
by José M. Rico
Fri May 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Sabaton Pays Tribute to Bismarck
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Sabaton Pays Tribute to Bismarck

A heavy metal band from Sweden called SABATON has recently released this videoclip in a collaboration with Wargaming and their game World of Warships. I have mixed feelings on this. Comments welcome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVWEb-At8yc&fbclid BTW, Lindemann with the white peaked cap actually...
by José M. Rico
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1245

Re: PoW shell splash

wadinga wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Given the low angle of fall identified by Bill Jurens, these shots clearly landing closer to PG than Bismarck have passed over her superstructure at very low altitude.
Bismarck is not firing over PG's superstructure and neither is PoW.
by José M. Rico
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1245

Re: PoW shell splash

Once again a speculative map and timetable are used to tell eye witnesses they did not see what they saw: The battleship never fired at us but only at the Bismarck It seems to me you are speculating as well. Prince of Wales was firing at Bismarck all time, and I think we all agree on that. The fact...
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1245

Re: PoW shell splash

It means that I would not go as far as to assure that splash is from salvo #20 as Alberto said.
Best,
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1245

Re: PoW shell splash

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:07 am
the splash is obviously from PoW local salvo 20 (as Mr.Rico confirmed).
Yes, from PoW, but to which salvo it belongs is debatable.
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1245

Re: PoW shell splash

Hello Daniel,
The splash in that photo is from a 14-inch shell fired by PoW's "Y" Turret under local control, AFTER the sinking of the Hood.
by José M. Rico
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14681

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Just to remind you all that If any user has a problem with the moderation of this forum they should complain off-line, not here.
Comments of that kind will be removed from the board.
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14681

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

As for the table in question, both sides have made their points clear by now. Mr. Virtuani has presented his calculations including the first 18 salvos from POW fired from 0553 to 0602 hours. No problem at all with that. If others prefer to have the last 3 salvos fired under local control added to t...
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14681

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

wadinga wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Once again this thread is burdened with repetition of the Tiresome Table, but at last its promoter begins to prevaricate about its manifest manipulation of mathmatics:
Agree to disagree with Mr. Virtuani or just don't say anything at all.
No more accusations please.
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

By the way, the original German language version of the conferences is also available at NARA, Washington DC. T1022.
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

I seem to remember I had a book entitled 'The Fuhrer Naval Conferences' which was published some time ago, is this newer information that what was in the book? It is basically the same thing. The book you mention: "Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs, 1939-1945", is a reprint of Brassey's Naval An...
by José M. Rico
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

All conferences up to August 1943 are now accesible.
The rest will be added in the following weeks.
by José M. Rico
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 14681

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Dear forum members, Bill Jurens has my full support on his role as forum moderator, and I ask all users without exception to follow his commands and advice. If anybody feels incapable to comply with Bill Jurens' instructions, perhaps it would be the right time to take a break from the board and come...