Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

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Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

Post by José M. Rico » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:15 pm

Uploaded a new technical article in German to the website, where retired Kapitän zur See Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs, an expert in the field of seamanship wonders whether the battleship Bismarck could have reached St. Nazaire by contrarotating her three propellers.

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Re: Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

Post by Thorsten Wahl » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:08 pm

fine :clap:
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Re: Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

Post by tommy303 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:28 pm

yes, good article.

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Re: Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

Post by RF » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:58 pm

I'd like to see this article in English before I can comment directly on it.

Leaving aside the technical matters and sea conditions, and that Bismarck had a fleet staff including fleet engineer on board - by 26 May were the senior officers in a capable condition for attempting to devise these sort of countermeasures to the jammed rudder problem?
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