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by Tom17
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Antonio, Please excuse me if this has been posted before (this thread is getting rather long), and ,I must admit, I'm getting confused :? (partly due to the fact that sometimes people don't reference what post they're replying to). Is this the second board of enquiry you referenced to after my last ...
by Tom17
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

2 points I'd like your thought on Good Sirs: 1, Am I right in thinking everyone (in command chain) aboard Norfolk that day THOUGHT Bismarck was a lot farther away than she actually was? And if not why didn't someone point out the mistake! So what was the point in opening fire at the PRESUMED long ra...
by Tom17
Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Force Z
Replies: 68
Views: 7306

Re: Force Z

AIUI, Formidable was supposed to join Force Z at a later date.
She ran aground during working up in the Caribbean and was therefore even further delayed.
Tom
by Tom17
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: The end of Scharnhorst
Replies: 46
Views: 13318

Re: The end of Scharnhorst

Could a 6" shell from Jamaica be the cause when Scharnhorst slowed because of damage to machinery? Jamaica (and Belfast) were firing at the time, are there any recorded hits from these ships? I find it hard to believe a 14" shell explosion in a machinery space could be repaired in the time before Sc...
by Tom17
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Antonio, I've just realised something that has been puzzling me about your diagrams (posted 30th November at 7:03 PM. from POW the bearing to Bismarck was approx. Green 30. Bearing was measured from the bow (0 degrees) Alecsandros posted: About 8" efficiency: the Norfolk and Dorsetshire opened fire ...
by Tom17
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

At 05:41? (or when Norfolk identified the ship as Bismarck), how much further away from Norfolk was PE than Bismarck? Could the two German ships be differentiated from each other at that angle and different ranges? (I take it PE was not 'wooded' by Bismarck) Could Norfolk have just assumed the 'big ...
by Tom17
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Another Bismarck sortie
Replies: 27
Views: 3884

Re: Another Bismarck sortie

If Britain had intelligence (Ultra) regarding this sortie taking place, Would the RAF/FAA and Coastal Command have reinforced their northern airfields, Iceland and Shetland bases with more maritime search (Hudson, Sunderland, Catalina etc.)and strike aircraft (Beaufort, Blenheim, Beaufighter, Swordf...
by Tom17
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen's change of target order
Replies: 19
Views: 2954

Re: Prinz Eugen's change of target order

Could the course change have been to get as much sea room as possible from Greenland?
by Tom17
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hit on POW compass platform
Replies: 124
Views: 29732

Re: Hit on POW compass platform

Antonio,
Where could I find Jasper's report? or alternatively could you post the relevant parts.
Thanks
Tom
by Tom17
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Wadinga, I believe there was normally an order "for wheel amidships (or 'midships)" to centre the rudder before the 'steady' order. Regarding the statement by Captain Leach...why does he state twice his intention to dis-engage it just sounds (and reads) so clumsy? 1) " The sinking of "Hood" obviousl...
by Tom17
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Dunmunro,
In your crop of #69731 it looks like there are 2 smoke columns. Any idea on the second (Norfolk?)

Why didn't POW make more use of her 5.25's?
by Tom17
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

I thought smoke for a screen was made by injecting oil into the burners making a thick heavy smoke which lay on the water. http://www.world-war.co.uk/destroyers.php3 (scroll down to Gloworm's pic.) You can clearly see it billowing from the forward funnel. Alberto's 30 seconds may be a little short t...
by Tom17
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Dunmunro, What's the object that appears to be sticking up below the 'and' in your description of where POW is (purple writing)? A mark on the photo I presume. I must admit I originally (on smaller copies) thought it was the remains of Hood's stern. But the larger image shows it too close to the cam...
by Tom17
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

How do the relevant officers decide what time to put on their report (If I'd been on POW's compass platform at the time of the hit, I can't imagine that the first thing I'd do is look at my watch). Now, if, at the compass platform hit (06:02), I had looked at my watch (and noted the time) Then, soon...
by Tom17
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War
Replies: 1950
Views: 126124

Re: Denmark Strait and RN Articles of War

Could there be a concern on Wake-Walker's part that further engagement could have pushed the Bismarck further Westward, and resulted in a stern chase away from RN heavy forces that were a little 'short legged' range wise?
Tom