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by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
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Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Wadinga wrote: King's Regulations don't come into it, this is confusion and chaos within a barely-worked up crew. I tend to agree, and this is the key point ! As per your ipothesis, the turn to disengage can be the result of temporary inability of Capt.Leach to order the counter-turn. However, in a...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123405

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Alecsandros wrote: The drawing and the interpetation are incorrect. Sorry, but as I stated this is not the right thread to discuss protection. Just one example however: horizontal protection in KGV was even composed of 1 inch wheather deck, + 6 inch armoured deck + 1,5 inch splinter protection over...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123405

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Alecsandros wrote: Source pls ? Just looking armour thickness data (belt (15 vs 13 inch abreast magazines) and decks (7 inch vs 6 inch over magazines), please see British Admiralty comparison diagram below, saving and enlarging image as it's not a very good version). Especially PoW belt was far mor...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123405

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Byron Angel wrote: At Jutland, Warspite, after finally regaining a semblance of steering control, in fact withdrew from the action. Correct but her Captain was willing to re-join the line and just after receiving a direct order from Adm. Hugh Evan-Thomas she withdrew. Capt.Leach didn't ask nor rece...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123405

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Antonio Bonomi wrote: Brooke wrote also on his book that at the end of the first action, Prince of Wales was having 5 main guns out of action. So A1 plus the whole Y turret jammed because of the turn away ( Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4). This confirms that A2, A3 and A4, plus B1 and B2 were working just as befor...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 123405

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Hello everybody, I just found this very interesting topic. My two cents opinion here: after Hood blew up on 24/5, PoW was engaging an enemy battleship in a 1 to 1 confrontation. PG was engaging as well but her 8 inch guns were not a real danger for a modern battleship like PoW. In addition Wake Walk...