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by hammy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 163747

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

Yes , I suppose he had exhausted all the options by then . Time to get the rum out . Which I think they did , didnt they , opened the canteen stores and said "help yourself" ? Fascinating subject , Damage Control and trying to save or temporarily patch up big ship casualties . There was a photo of o...
by hammy
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 163747

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

After Prinz Eugen had her stern blown off , there is a well known picture of her quarterdeck area showing jury-rigged steering being worked from a good old fashioned hand worked capstan . I've got an old Merchant seamans manual at home , Nicholls seamanship and nautical Knowledge , which shows you h...
by hammy
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Norfolk & Suffolk - Engage ?
Replies: 67
Views: 7145

Re: Norfolk & Suffolk - Engage ?

A somewhat sharper question to ask would be why the two British Heavy cruisers did so little exept " observe " their enemy throughout the Whole Denmark Strait engagement , especially immediately following the sinking of HMS Hood . The Battle of the River Plate ( Graf Spee vs Exeter/Ajax/Achilles ) s...
by hammy
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck construction flaws
Replies: 396
Views: 163747

Re: Bismarck construction flaws

South Dakota class had a four propeller system . The outer shafts were not hung on the usual shaft brackets , but the gap between the hull and the shaft was filled by a plated fairing from the point where the prop shaft came through the hull bottom as far aft as the thrust bearings immediately forwa...