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by George Roumbos
Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck convention May, 2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Bismarck convention May, 2005

Hello all, A thread started on http://www.bismarck-class.dk/ about organizing a convention in Hamburg this May. The talk is about travelling to Hamburg on the 26th of May, visit Blohm & Voss and attend the ceremony at the Friedrichruh (Bismarck memorial) on the 27th and 28th, departing on the 29th. ...
by George Roumbos
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

Tiornu

Hi Tiornu, Well, as I said to Randy, I don't know the guy and will try to contact him. If he agrees to share his book here (for free or not I don't know yet), maybe I can ask him to consider a translation of his work. I agree on inviting him to join our forum community. Given the extend of his bibli...
by George Roumbos
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

book

Randy, I did the translation only to back up my questions and not publish, unauthorized from the author, any excerpts of his work. In one of my first posts, you'll find the ISBN and all other data about the book. If you want, you can contact the publishers direct, at: "War and History" magazine Comm...
by George Roumbos
Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: wargaming
Replies: 1
Views: 1849

wargames

There is a group of people who are wargaming with RC ships, using BB guns to actually sink the enemy ship. bilge pumps to delay their own sinking etc. The navies are axis and allied and they keep a scoreboard of their games. They play in shallow lakes and I think it's in the UK. Saw it in a ship mod...
by George Roumbos
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

stern

Hello Mr. Stone I only did an exact translation of a few points I thought needed some attention, especially about the conclusions of the book. The rest is well written with an acurate acount on the events, a good and thorough study, as good as it can be covered in only 80 pages. I'll contact the aut...
by George Roumbos
Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

Javier

Hello Javier, Good point about the Luetzow, never thought to look it up and see how many screws it had, obviously the author didn't aswell. You're right about the torpedo bulkhead, but, could he mean the armored bulkheads across to the ship's hull? Maybe the last armored bulkhead instead of were the...
by George Roumbos
Sun Jan 02, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

Stern

Hi Bill, Very nice of you to write all that analysis. Bacause of my "general" approach on the torpedo hit, in the book (and the magazine aswell) it writes: "...the use of a triple screw system instead of a double or quadrable screw system had it's flaws. Because of the increased power output (SHP), ...
by George Roumbos
Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

Stern

Hello Bill, The bibliography the author used for his book is: Primary sources: 1. Fuehrer conferences on Naval Affairs 1939-1945, 1948 Naval Institute Press, 1990 2. Naval Warfare Directorship, Kriegsmarine: Directives for future surface operations, April 2nd 1941 - Included in Battleship Bismarck, ...
by George Roumbos
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

Some details about the book

Hello to all, The book is a soft cover, (80 pages) and is called: Battleship Bismarck, the nine day epic, ISBN 9771109077002. It is part of war monographies of the Greek magazine War & History. The author is called Evaggelos A. Pagotsis. If you are inerested, I can post some parts here on the forum,...
by George Roumbos
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 54067

Stern section of the Bismarck - question

Hello all, I was reading an article in a Greek magazine about the Bismarck and some conclusions the author made about the stern section cutting off the hull. According to the author, the stern broke away because of the fatal torpedo hit on the rudders and because the ship was poorly built, poor weld...