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by Bill Jurens
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Mr. Bonomi has expressed, in some detail, some of my actions as moderator, and requested explanation. Although some members, e.g. Mr. Bonomi, have chosen to withdraw from the forum, I think it an exaggeration to suggest that they have been “forced” to leave. The record will show that I explicitly in...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

I think both sides have had ample opportunity to express their opinions regarding the ethical issues surrounding the release of the Wilkinson report, and the reasons for withholding all or portions thereof. I would suggest further discussion revolve around the content of materials posted rather than...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Duplicate post deleted WJJ
by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

I remain a bit confused about the Wilkinson report issue. If copyright was not the problem, I remain uncertain as to why the content of the report should be withheld, or released only to “friends”. In other words, why was the report circulated, at least in part, to Dunmuro, with a restriction on fur...
by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hit on Bismarck's turret
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Hit on Bismarck's turret

You will read a lot of literary extension in secondary sources. A lot of the apparent detail in these books is quite imaginative, and of little actual historical vale — a writer’s elaboration of what was already somewhat of a sea-story...

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by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

@Mr. Virtuani: it appears that the message you sent requested no further distribution due to copyright issues. If copyright issues were not a problem, one might infer that further distribution was permitted. Were/are copyright issues actually a problem?If they were/are would not Dunmunro’s offense a...
by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

I have made an effort to go over previous posts and make redactions as required. I’m not entirely happy with the results, but they are the best I can do at the moment. We can reopen the thread again, but I would again ask all participants to restrict their commentary to the historical issues at hand...
by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer Seeking Answers
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Newcomer Seeking Answers

I can respond only briefly at this point. I’ve worked on these drawings recently. The Webb illustration should not be considered as other than a rough artist’s impression. It’s not a research tool.
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by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1166

Re: PoW readiness for active service

I have been out of town and away from the computer for the past few days, and so effectively unable to moderate in detail. I can see via a quick check in that behaviour and commentary have degraded to unacceptable levels again. I will be back in action again late Wenesday. In the interim I would ask...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck could have launched final plane...
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: If Bismarck could have launched final plane...

It's interesting to speculate about this. We would, of course, probably not have much additional on the sinking itself, but would probably have recovered a fair number of track charts, photographs, and film from the Denmark Strait action, and other subsequent events, e.g. more details revolving arou...
by Bill Jurens
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12619

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

My personal thanks for those who have expressed support for my efforts during the past couple of posts. Although the previous two posts were technically submitted past the official cutoff time, insofar as the closure was explicitly expressed as being voluntary in nature, because the posts were from ...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1026

Re: PoW shell splash

The observation that "...The camera appears to have fairly high magnification and a narrow field of view" is probably correct. Normally negatives are (or perhaps more correctly, were) 'cropped' in printing, enlarging only a portion -- usually the most interesting portion -- of the actual image seen ...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1026

Re: PoW shell splash

So far as the height of shell splashes is concerned, having observed a few, I think it would be fair to say that they tend to be reasonably constant from shell to shell, but that the general average height seems to vary a bit depending upon conditions. So 'high' splashes might be common one day, wit...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1026

Re: PoW shell splash

The photograph is very poor from a photogrammetric standpoint, but assuming reasonable values for the heights of Bismarck and the shell splash, it would appear that the splash is about 1/3 of the way to Bismarck. Plus or minus quite a bit.

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by Bill Jurens
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1026

Re: PoW shell splash

The abbreviation "A&A", need not in any way be considered offensive; it's just an acronym. In order to save time, have used terms like "the B/V hypothesis" (where "B/V" = "Bonomi/Virtuani" ) myself, and can assure you no offense was intended. I honestly did not know what "D&S" referred to, which is ...