Honorable members:Alberto Virtuani wrote: ↑Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:55 pmHello everybody,
Thanks therefore to Mr.Nilsson for not supporting the "indeterminateness fan club" and the "largely accepted view" here and for being the only one who had tried to reconstruct the battle with Antonio here (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8335&start=345#p81828).Herr Nilsson wrote: "IIRC all bearings were right in this map I posted along time ago. "
However, I have not seen the conclusion from his side about the initial set of measures/bearings on the same thread.
...and despite that McMullen calculated the PoW gunnery performance averaging her RoF and getting the result I have proposed for comparison to Bismarck (http://www.hmshood.org.uk/reference/off ... 09guns.htm).Wadinga wrote: "Prince of Wales' rate of fire varied enormously...There is no data at all for Bismarck ..."
This shows clearly that the two ships fired in a fairly similar way from RoF viewpoint and that PoW fired better from an effective RoF.
The last sentence ("There is no data at all for Bismarck") is simply not correct: we know how many shells Bismarck fired (93) and this is enough to get her effective RoF, worse than PoW one.
No, all of them have accepted the (proven intentionally incorrect) British official version presented by Tovey (PoW retreat time 06:13, Y turret jamming before the decision to disengage and heavy cruisers distance) and then used by writers to tell a fairy tale to the world about this battle.Wadinga wrote: "None of them have alleged Cowardice, Conspiracy and Cover-up "
I have let this slide in the interests of trying to stop the acrimony but PoW opened fire at 0553 and ceasefire was ordered at 0611 as per her log.
Honorable members, the above table appears to be a deliberate falsification of the open and ceasefire times as recorded by the available historical record. Pow fired 21 salvos as per her GAR, but the GAR doesn't record the ceasefire time.
The above table is attempting to pass off three sets of data measurements as the same and most boards would censure or ban the perpetrator for this kind of behaviour.