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by wadinga
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Reverse into Bay of Biscay?
Replies: 70
Views: 25265

Going Backwards or giving up?

All, Ships are specifically designed to go forwards with their prop thrust going into clear water or past rudders for steering effect and and their reverse manouevering is at best slow and unpredictable. It is normally only done in protected harbours. Ships do not readily answer their helm until the...
by wadinga
Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 32308

Hear,hear

Karl, I am in 1000% agreement with you too. Today, on the anniversary of the birth of the greatest ever Admiral, Horatio Nelson (29 September 1758) we should quote him. "Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone. " This idea that some Rul...
by wadinga
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Marschall instead of Lutjens
Replies: 179
Views: 32308

Marschall much more aggressive than Lutjens

Antonio, I'm confused, Marschall sank a CV, two destroyers, a troopship, an oiler and a trawler for damage to Scharnhorst on Operation Juno. His only mistake was to change ridiculous orders to search an empty fjord into a sweep against evacuating forces. Lutjens sank a BC but lost his own ship on hi...
by wadinga
Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What if Hood hadn't blown up?
Replies: 172
Views: 37858

Blunder and Incompetance- Not!

All, I believe the reference to the article on the Hood website, refers to mine, so I just want to make it absolutely clear that the only reason the words blunder and incompetence appear in it, is because I say they do NOT apply to VADM Holland's actions. (Just as in the definition of black might be...
by wadinga
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25232

First Metox on the Bismarck

Erik, Thanks for your excellent info on Brennecke's sources. As you say, no-one could know how well the Metox performed or if it persuaded Lutjens he was still under surveillance, allowing him to send the "Long Message". Do you have an estimate when the next Metox was deployed, was it so difficult t...
by wadinga
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck radar and radio
Replies: 66
Views: 25232

More Metox reference

All, Just got hold of a book called "Electronic Warfare" by Mario de Arcangelis written in 1981, originally in Italian. Despite giving no references he claims both Bismarck and Prinz Eugen had Metox, and further, that sets were sent out to Hipper and Scheer, by submarine, in the Atlantic. The later ...
by wadinga
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hood´s UP mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Only known Parachute and Cable success

Guys,
See http://www.battleofbritain.net/0028.html for Dornier downing!

All the Best
wadinga
by wadinga
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Lutjens signal
Replies: 7
Views: 3635

So it was you!

Steve/bgile, Thanks for the compliment on the recent research and your valuable contributions, but Vic will never retreat. Luckily the debate has never turned as ugly as the Reversed Photo War that has seen the protagonists banned from one or other forum. I find the electronic and intelligence aspec...
by wadinga
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Lutjens signal
Replies: 7
Views: 3635

For the Ultimate argument visit and join in

Go to http://www.bismarck-class.dk/board/thre ... r=0&page=1 for the full story

All the Best
wadinga
by wadinga
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sound detection array (GHG) speed
Replies: 14
Views: 5046

Ulrich
Yes it is that's why I referenced it above/below whatever in this very thread!!

All the Best
wadinga
by wadinga
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sound detection array (GHG) speed
Replies: 14
Views: 5046

Bgile, Interested to hear more about your personal experience. An excellent article includes following" The Balcony apparatus We have learned that noise interference, from both inside and outside the submarine was, and today still is, a limiting factor in the use of listening systems. (Herkovitz, 19...
by wadinga
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sound detection array (GHG) speed
Replies: 14
Views: 5046

Outstanding Work Ulrich and Team

Ulrich, Once again congratulations to Ulrich and the translation team and website hosts for putting superb work like the Tirpitz war diary on the site for enthusiasts like myself. The GHG information is absolutely fascinating and I will need to study it carefully to revise my impressions of GHG's in...
by wadinga
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69730 evaluation
Replies: 47
Views: 12265

All, Reading through the posts above I find I don't agree this is taken from Starboard side of PG. My logic is as follows:- The cameraman is standing just inboard of the muzzles of the guns, either forward of the mount on the starboard side or aft of the port one. The barrels are parallel to the hor...
by wadinga
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Nh 69729 Evaluation
Replies: 39
Views: 14909

Bob, To answer some of your points NH69722 shows the railing along the edge of the main deck folded down all the way to the bow, far away from any battle stations. Why are they folded down when there is no apparent need to do so? Why are the railings on the upper deck also folded down? As I explaine...
by wadinga
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 15358

Miro, Keep your hair on!!!!! I expect you are right, I don't think anybody knows as it made no sense at all. With main armament capable of firing 30,000 yds, torpedoes with a real maximum effective range of c.5000 yds (I mean hitting a target not just how far the engine keeps running) are pointless....