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by José M. Rico
Mon May 03, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Bismarck water line

Herr Nilsson wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:38 pm
"Seitenhöhe" (side height) = 15 m) is measured without hull plating.
The maximum side height of the hull should then be:
22 mm (bottom plating) + 15,000 mm + 50 mm (upper deck) = 15.072 m., right?
by José M. Rico
Mon May 03, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: Bismarck water line

Ok, I see. Thanks! :ok:
by José M. Rico
Sun May 02, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: water line

CWL is 9.50 m. Obviously the waterline ends slightly above 10.5 m. It's just my speculation that the draught on construction displacement (9.522 m) could possibly explain the difference. Marc, Why the difference of 22 mm between the Construction Waterline and the Construction Draft? Is that because...
by José M. Rico
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

There is another thread in the forum asking the very same question, therefore I am closing this.
You may continue the discussion in the following link:

http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8995
by José M. Rico
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 203
Views: 13082

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

Interesting discussion you guys have here. One thing that you have to consider when trying to steer in reverse is that Bismarck's stern was already structurally damaged by the torpedo hit (it eventually broke away during the sinking). Steering in reverse for several hours, even if at a very low spee...
by José M. Rico
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Emil Levsen
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Emil Levsen

Hello and welcome,
Malte Gaack, from Hamburg, may have some additional information on him.
Try to contact him on the link below:

http://www.diebismarck.de/
by José M. Rico
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: German Intelligence Estimates on RN BB Dispositions
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: German Intelligence Estimates on RN BB Dispositions

-Were they aware that the Malaya was under repair in the US, and that the Resolution and Royal Sovereign were refitting? Yes they were. The following is an excerpt from the War Diary of the "Seekriegsleitung" dated 6 April, where Malaya is mentioned. "Marine Attaché Washington meldet, daß gesamte P...
by José M. Rico
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 12
Views: 11872

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

Embassies around the world, diplomatic correspondence that is inviolable, etc. also play an important role in intelligence.
by José M. Rico
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 12
Views: 11872

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

All the Germans had to do was have a friend buy a copy of the News Chronicle newspaper for 28th May 1941, price one penny. I have a facsimile copy which mentions most of the ships and their Captain's names. British newspapers may have been available in other neutral countries including the USA and ...
by José M. Rico
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prince of Wales - Operational History and Drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Prince of Wales - Operational History and Drawings

Hello everyone, Just added to the website the operational history of the British battleship Prince of Wales, including a new detailed color drawing depicting the ship at the time she fought the Bismarck on 24 May 1941, courtesy of my friend Manuel P. González López. Links below: http://www.kbismarck...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Gehringer/Bonomi: Schlachtschiff Tirpitz Vol. V - out now
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Gehringer/Bonomi: Schlachtschiff Tirpitz Vol. V - out now

This book series are great but I still have to get Volume IV first!!!
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Zielgeber C/38 S Target Indicator
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Zielgeber C/38 S Target Indicator

Hello,

Does anybody know what was the magnification of the "Zielgeber C/38 S" target indicators which were in the different fire control stations? What about their field of view? I'm attaching a photo to illustrate the device I'm talking about.

José
by José M. Rico
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: TAKOM 1/72 Bismarck Bruno Turret
Replies: 0
Views: 2209

TAKOM 1/72 Bismarck Bruno Turret

TAKOM Model Plastic Company will be releasing Bismarck's Bruno turret in 1/72 this November.
by José M. Rico
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: water line

That straight line at 8.5 m is interesting.
It is not a plate weld, and it is not the lower edge of the 60mm belt either since that was located at 7.9 meters and was riveted.
The color seems to be the same as the upper part but darker, so perhaps is just an optical effect due to surface being wet?
by José M. Rico
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck water line
Replies: 14
Views: 1765

Re: water line

My mistake! I read the draft marks wrong. You are correct, the top edge of the waterline is more between 10.50-10.55 m. I had no idea there was an "official" 10.52 figure, so that should be fine. As for the bottom edge, I just made a guess assuming the draft marks go from 8 to 13 meters, but since t...