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by José M. Rico
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 292
Views: 6887

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: 292
Views: 6887

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: 292
Views: 6887

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 1494

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: 292
Views: 6887

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...
by José M. Rico
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Wreck of USS Hornet found
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Wreck of USS Hornet found

The wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet, sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in 1942, has been discovered.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/wreck-o ... th-pacific
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

Note from the administrator:
This thread has just been purged of all the recent disruptive messages which were beginning to hijack the debate.
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Wreck of HIEI found
Replies: 0
Views: 1799

Wreck of HIEI found

The first IJN battleship to be sunk during WWII on November 14, 1942 has been found by R/V Petrel. HIEI was crippled by a shell from the USS San Francisco on the 13th which disabled the steering gear. For the next 24 hours it was attacked by multiple sorties of torpedo, dive and B-17 bombers. Hiei s...
by José M. Rico
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 395
Views: 131152

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Alberto check here:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1643
by José M. Rico
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Führer Naval Conferences

In the link below you will eventually have access to all important naval conferences that took place between the Führer and the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine between 1939 and 1945. These documents, together with many other German Navy files, were captured by the Allies at Tambach Castle nea...
by José M. Rico
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

The original message was sent by Catalina aircraft M/240 to No. 15 Group, at 1200 hours on 26 May: "4 UN 050 - 10 - 140 - KRGP 4731" 4 unknown vessels bearing 50º - distance 10 miles - course 140º - my position 49º 47' N., 21º 29' W. See here: http://www.kbismarck.com/catalina-reports.html This mess...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Admiralty War Diary, 22-28 May 1941

The Germans were able to intercept some of the British messages sent during Rheinübung, and it is interesting to note that some of the intercepted messages are not included in the Admiralty War Diary. The radio traffic during the chase of the Bismarck was huge, so they must have only included the mo...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

I really wonder which message Supermarina could have got before B-Dienst and did not pass to Germans... :think: I have not read the article, but from what I have seen, it is the message sent by NORFOLK at 2032 hours on 23 May after sighting the Bismarck in the Denmark Strait. "1 Battleship, 1 cruis...