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by cerberusjf
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Detailed Footage of Bismarck Wreck
Replies: 2
Views: 8715

Re: Detailed Footage of Bismarck Wreck

thanks, I've been watching these videos over the weekend. There is a lot of interesting footage which answers many questions I had about Bismarck, but maybe raises a few more questions or observations too :D
by cerberusjf
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Was Bismarck's wood planking painted grey at the bow?
Replies: 0
Views: 7041

Was Bismarck's wood planking painted grey at the bow?

Hi, I recently watched some magnificent footage upploaded onto Youtube and think I spotted what looks like paint on the wood planking at the bow. The planks between the metal ~(?) strip leading to the bow hause and the bollard seen here. Could it be? http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee274/cerberus...
by cerberusjf
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Bow Decking
Replies: 8
Views: 11003

Re: Bismarck Bow Decking

Hi, I noticed this too in some recently released footage. It looks to me to be made of steel, I think it's too thin to be wood. Interesting that no-one has included it in any of the models I've seen. I wonder when it was installed? http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee274/cerberusjf/?action=view&cur...
by cerberusjf
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Scharnhorst
Replies: 43
Views: 74379

Re: A ship history : Scharnhorst

Though I should add that the deck for the 37mm would probably have been covered by removable wood decking, removed for action?
by cerberusjf
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Scharnhorst
Replies: 43
Views: 74379

Re: A ship history : Scharnhorst

Hi, there is some question whether the aft end of Scharnhorst's conning tower was pointed or not. See kubaro April 11th here. http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=74642 The Dragon kit ends rounded, the Koop plans end pointed. I think this photo of Scharnhorst shows that it is po...
by cerberusjf
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Scharnhorst
Replies: 43
Views: 74379

Re: A ship history : Scharnhorst

Hi rtwpsom2, thanks for your answer. I suspected that the boxes could be or contain some kind of floatation device as these boxes appeared in odd places that didn’t make sense for anything else. But they couldn't be rafts because there were some oval-shaped ones already on board. I haven’t found a t...
by cerberusjf
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: A ship history : Scharnhorst
Replies: 43
Views: 74379

Re: A ship history : Scharnhorst

Hi, I have recently become interested in Scharnhorst again and I have found something that is new to me. I was wondering if it is new to people more familiar with this ship? :D While I was watching a film about Operation Juno (and other sorties of Scharnhorst) on the Historic Films dvd on Bismarck, ...