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by dougieo
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 170836

I had been under the impression that Leach was ordered to disengage at DS by Wake-Walker? I'm a little hazy on the exact sequence of events, but I think Leach turned away at 6:01-2 to open the range, and at 6:05 was preparing to re-engage when W-W ordered him to disengage completely, however it may...
by dougieo
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 170836

I had been under the impression that Leach was ordered to disengage at DS by Wake-Walker?
by dougieo
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ideal Rheinubung
Replies: 144
Views: 25248

providing they didnt send any silly messages home, very hard to find. Although the first convoy they attacked would provide the RN with a search area.

how many convoys would be at sea in the atlantic at the same time?

Might be a good idea for them to split up to maximise the headache for the RN
by dougieo
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Ideal Rheinubung
Replies: 144
Views: 25248

Karl Heidenreich wrote:
At 5:58 PE hit her at the tower base murdering hundreds of crewmen that were taking refuge there.

Kind regards.
murdering?
by dougieo
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck and Prinz Eugen are joined by Tirpitz
Replies: 62
Views: 21567

If it was likely the enlarged squadron was going to make a break out could the RN have sent a carrier along with the intecept squadron?
by dougieo
Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck and Prinz Eugen are joined by Tirpitz
Replies: 62
Views: 21567

I have no idea, Im sure someone on here will tho
by dougieo
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck and Prinz Eugen are joined by Tirpitz
Replies: 62
Views: 21567

Hi

out of interest what was the POW`s gunnery like when she was fully worked up?

As she managed to hit BS in the historicall battle wouldnt it be fair to assume that she would be able to range/hit the enemy faster in these scenarios,as TR is fully worked up so should POW be.

dougie
by dougieo
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hoods armour
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

Just read Bill Jurens report that Paul put up a link for, for a person with a passing interest it was very interesting and didnt get to heavy.
by dougieo
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Th story of the Hood and the Bismarck is 'cool' and 'awesome
Replies: 44
Views: 10988

I wish I had a chance to do something like that at school instead of building the usual candle holders/tables and chests of drawers. One thing you have to remember is that words mean different things to different age groups. I would assume the kids would be refering to the engineering/looks and shee...
by dougieo
Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hoods armour
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

The RN wouldnt feel to good about there new ship if they knew it could potentially suffer the same fate as the 3 battlecruisers at Jutland. I know they added around 1-2in deck armour to most of the Grand Fleet after Jutland and sent the Renown+Repluse straight back to the shipyards to get the same t...
by dougieo
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hoods armour
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

Hoods armour

Hi

Obviously its a well known fact now that the Hood`s deck armour was weak against plunging fire.

How well known was this during her lifespan? The RN obviously knew as they tried to redesign/refit her but would any other countries know?

or have I just missed the search button!

Dougie
by dougieo
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Iv got myself a 1:400 Airfix one to have a crack at Paul, I seen some of the opinions(truth is we probably will never know) and a whole heapload of knowledge. all very interesting stuff. The "my dad could have your dad" theoretical battles are good as well. 30knots, BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD!!!! (unle...
by dougieo
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hello there
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Hello there

Hello

as someone who has a modest interest in Battlewagons and who is currently trying to restart my modeling hobbie(cut short by my nephew + an open window years ago!!) with a model of the Hood.

I must say I have enjoyed reading various threads on this site to silly hours in the night.

Dougie