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by Herr Nilsson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 55
Views: 1309

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Why the secrecy? Presumably the PG crewmember wanted them to be kept hidden and firstly extracted an oath of secrecy from the "friend" who has perpetuated the cloak of security many decades on, by demanding the same from Herr Nilsson. Will this latest "holder of the knowledge which must not be know...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 55
Views: 1309

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

@wadinga I got my copies of the several private photos from a friend about ten years ago who got it from a Prinz Eugen crew member. It wasn't intended for further circulation and I'll keep my promise. @Bill Jurens Because of the barrels in the foreground the flash photo looks like a telephoto lens c...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 55
Views: 1309

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

There were private photographs taken of Bismarck during the Denmark Strait battle. The main difference is that they were not taken with a long focus lens. I doubt that there were long focus lenses aboard Prinz Eugen except those of the PK, but if so I don't think they were used because it would have...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3368

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

I'm curious how a proposed surrender- (or better scuttling-) scenario would look during a gale in a submarine-infested area. What would be the difference compared to the fight to the last shell?
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3368

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Hello everybody, thanks to Herr Nilsson for having clarified about the German regulations. Were the ones he refers to in force in WWII ? Herr Nilsson refers to the ones from 1937 which was in force during the WWII. Herr Nilsson wrote: " The NDA is very similar in this regard: while it speaks about ...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3368

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Well, Nelson simply ignored reports of subordinate captains....and so he didn't know that... Anyway, searching for the German regulations I found out that the German one (Dienst an Bord=DAB) creates a dilemma. In case of enemy ships would also apply German regulations there was no loophole at all. I...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 3368

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

I wonder if Nelson's behaviour on June 22nd 1798 is condemnable. In terms of Alberto's interpretation of the NDA: definitely.
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 3612

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

After the scuttling of Graf Spee Reader issued a directive on December 22nd 1939:
The German warship has to fight with the full commitment of his crew until the last grenade, until it wins or goes down with a waving flag.
So Langsdorff made it virtually impossible for Lütjens to surrender.
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 3612

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

Paul, as said before it's implausible that the rudders were visible. If there would have been an account about still turning propellers and damaged or undamaged rudders, it would have come from Junack, because he was responsible for the turbines and he was first damage control officer until shortly ...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 3612

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

I have some problems with Kuhnt's purported account: Firstly, how is it possible that Kuhnt could see the rudders at all. Bismarck was down by the stern and low in the water. I would assume that the rudders couldn't rise above the water anymore. Secondly, aside from narrations of Kuhnt in several bo...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The D/F Controversy
Replies: 25
Views: 8718

Re: The D/F Controversy

1428B/25 From C.N.S. to RODNEY My 1158B/25. Comply with C. in C. Home Fleet 1047/25 acting on the assumption that enemy is proceeding to Norway via passage between Scotland and Iceland. ... 1621/25 From C. in C. Home Fleet to Admiralty My position 054º 50' N., 033º 20' W., at 1600B, course 80º, spe...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: FYI: meaning of the notation of the draft measurements during Bismarck’s trial runs, fall 1940
Replies: 28
Views: 1411

Re: FYI: meaning of the notation of the draft measurements during Bismarck’s trial runs, fall 1940

One thing being ignored here, or at least minimized, is the rather dramatic effect of propeller efficiency. Especially if one is running close to the cavitation limit, which Bismarck would almost certainly have been during high-speed trials, even a small defect in blade geometry can affect the spee...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: FYI: meaning of the notation of the draft measurements during Bismarck’s trial runs, fall 1940
Replies: 28
Views: 1411

Re: FYI: meaning of the notation of the draft measurements during Bismarck’s trial runs, fall 1940

According to Evers‘ „Kriegsschiffbau“, 1943: He says the German navy used the term „Deplacement“ as a volume or weight. If it‘s a weight, it’s calculated by using a density of 1,015. He also says it‘s the average density of the Baltic. The same density is mentioned for the Baltic in „Leitfaden für d...