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by sineatimorar
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

No arguments here. The last point of interest on the report I read is on the the fact that the main AAA mounts were unable to depress their barrels low enough to engage the swordfish. The impression I got was it was been suggested this was a design fault in the AAA system maybe? With a max depressio...
by sineatimorar
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: The end of HMS Vanguard
Replies: 2
Views: 5298

Re: The end of HMS Vanguard

Yep, that's the way the brits do it. Not one of the last mods of the nimrods saved, I be suprised if any operational harrier is about in a museum in UK. We are lucky the Belfast is were she is. Could not believe it when I heard that when the last spitfire was decommissioned, they simply wheeled them...
by sineatimorar
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Maybe that is why they did not do it, unlike the intrepid, the Bismarck's designer was on board for this voyage; He would have been perfectly aware of this would you not think?
by sineatimorar
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hey thanks tommy, just shows up how difficult it is when you do get lucky. Any damage to the propellers/ shafts and it would have been a different story.
by sineatimorar
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: War time drydock construction in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 12069

Re: War time drydock construction in Germany

Ok I just googled him. Interesting chappy wasn't he? Wonder if his time in Japan could have shed any interesting info on naval information exchanges?
by sineatimorar
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: War time drydock construction in Germany
Replies: 20
Views: 12069

Re: War time drydock construction in Germany

Excuse my complete ignorance here, but who in the blue blazes of Hades is this nutta 'Helmut Von Rucketschell' anyway? Which command, which sea service? To what notoriety is attributed to him other than some lunitic like utterances.
by sineatimorar
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Thanks again Bill for your the further clarification. It a pity that the port rudder has disappeared as we will never really know its final position. I wonder how much hydrodynamic effect the starboard rudder would have had in it, lets us say initial, damaged position, considering how hard it was to...
by sineatimorar
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Thanks Bill for the clarification. I do not know why it seems to be important to people if this hole was patched or not, as from what I understood the reserves supply was for the PG? The hit to the side on the torpedo bulkhead seems to be the more likely hit that caused the mission to be aborted wou...
by sineatimorar
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Hit that knocked out A&B turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 14233

Re: Hit that knocked out A&B turrets

Interestly the damage to Anton's lower sections was due to the slide of the wreck, it ran over the top of Anton.
by sineatimorar
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Ok. So as to deal with 8 inch cruisers you need 8 inch secondaries. As I am fully aware of the design limits set in designing battleships of this era, the conclusion is that the secondary battery of the BS was not designed to counter anything larger than a 6 inch light cruiser. Hence inclusion of PG...
by sineatimorar
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Further to the question. The upper belt was designed to stop anything at or below 203 mm in calibre from penetrating the armour array of the hull correct? Therefore the British treaty cruisers armed with 203 mm cannon were obviously considered part of the threat matrix when designing this ship. Ther...
by sineatimorar
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Hi Dave, Yes I am aware of the usual arrangement. I was just wondering if there was an over sight as it seems that combat ranges started at 18,000 yrds approximately, and if this 50% rule applies the effective combat range for the 5.9 inch was about 13,000 yrds. Adequate for WW1 combat maybe but see...
by sineatimorar
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Hit that knocked out A&B turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 14233

Re: Hit that knocked out A&B turrets

I just read a more in-depth analysis of surivor and direct wreck analysis. It is believed that the first hit may have been the penetrating hit thru Bruno's barpet, this definitely took out the turret and would have caused the flooding of the magazines. Somewhere along the line Anton's hydraulics fai...
by sineatimorar
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

I am unfortunately starting to wonder if there is a tactical error in the calibre selection of the 5.9 inch gun as the main secondary gun on German WW2 larger warships. The equation may have been improved if the 5.9/60 weapon was used, but only a little extra range. Clearly they were intended to tak...
by sineatimorar
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and her contemporaries
Replies: 1296
Views: 169032

Re: Bismarck and her contemporaries

Ah thanks to you both, forgot that rule, think I have seen it before. So you would say that British 8 inch gun well and truly out ranged the 5.9 inch? By and by glad to see I am not the only one to have a slip of the finger now and again Wahl.