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by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 11
Views: 6361

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

Hello gents,
Just got the book yesterday afternoon - 9.5 x 12in format; 600+ pages (incl index); SEVEN POUNDS IN WEIGHT. Lovely physical quality at first glance. Just diving in now.

Very much looking forward to having something new and interesting to discuss here.


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by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Byron Angel wrote: "Why is 0602 deemed the official "cease fire" time of Prince of Wales for purposes of calculating "output"?....Bismarck clearly should have ceased fire at 0602 in order to preserve its statistical output score" Because her GAR (correctly) established 06:02 to have been the end of...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The battle for Saipan
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: The battle for Saipan

Gentlemen, On one of the 'Freeview' TV programs last week it featured the US attack on Saipan and the Japanese attack on their ships by Kamakasi aircraft in which a US battleship (Washington or South Dakota I think?) was hit, while there is plenty of evidence of the damage caused to US carriers bec...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Bismarck clearly should have ceased fire at 0602 in order to preserve its statistical output score. Someone clearly dropped the ball here.

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by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Question - Why is 0602 deemed the official "cease fire" time of Prince of Wales for purposes of calculating "output"?

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by Byron Angel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

I note with dismay that the snide rhetoric from Italy is once again re-appearing.

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by Byron Angel
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

dunmunro wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Hood was probably firing two gun salvos which have an inherently low probability of hitting even with completely accurate target data.

Quite true!

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by Byron Angel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Forgetting the fantasies about the PG film and photos, Hood was never really able to adjut her fire (for reasons we will never know, unfortunately). She had big problems estimating the bearing of the enemy, that was never definitively found, found an approximate range (50 meters wrong anyway) in th...
by Byron Angel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, Byron Angel wrote: "The following table gives the spread and average firing interval for the various natures of guns Gun ----------------------- Average Spread --------------- Average Firing Interval 15-inch ------------------- 200 yards ---------------------- 60 seconds 14-inch --...
by Byron Angel
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

The salvo firing data cited for the British BC's at Jutland were taken from their respective Jutland gunnery logs, details of which were kindly provided to me by a kind and friendly British naval researcher and historian. - - - From - C.B. 272 - Spotting Rules 1916 Admiralty S.W., Gunnery Branch (No...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Byron Angel wrote: "HMS Lion - Jutland....1.45 salvoes per minute." Therefore much less than the 2 salvoes per minute of PoW (at least if they were salvos and not broadsides...). Range, please ? You missed the bit about firing in pair concentration with Princess Royal; nevertheless, probably a poor...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, "...One rpmpg was the average output expected by the RN for a battleship in WW1...." When a British WWII ship fired with a better RoF in anger ? Answer please, not generic statements. Would the performance of a WW1 RN battlecruiser and a US battleship be satisfactory? The shots in ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Gentlemen, Another question I'm afraid! If for instance, a ship was firing full broadsides as I believe happened at Matapan and perhaps with Rodney in the final stages of the battle, would their output not be greater than if they just fired salvo's even though perhaps the actual rate of fire overal...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, "...One rpmpg was the average output expected by the RN for a battleship in WW1...." When a British WWII ship fired with a better RoF in anger ? Answer please, not generic statements. If PoW RoF was poor on May 24, then KGV one was simply awful on May 27 and this is not the case......
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7138

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

At Matapan 3 RN battleships engaged the RM cruisers at night: Warspite engaged 3 successive targets and fired 7 broadsides in less than 5 minutes. Valiant fired 7 broadsides at two successive targets. Barham fired 6 broadsides at "" "". Removing time to train her guns, Warspite fired 7 broadsides (...