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by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, "...One rpmpg was the average output expected by the RN for a battleship in WW1...." When a British WWII ship fired with a better RoF in anger ? Answer please, not generic statements. Would the performance of a WW1 RN battlecruiser and a US battleship be satisfactory? The shots in ...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Gentlemen, Another question I'm afraid! If for instance, a ship was firing full broadsides as I believe happened at Matapan and perhaps with Rodney in the final stages of the battle, would their output not be greater than if they just fired salvo's even though perhaps the actual rate of fire overal...
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, "...One rpmpg was the average output expected by the RN for a battleship in WW1...." When a British WWII ship fired with a better RoF in anger ? Answer please, not generic statements. If PoW RoF was poor on May 24, then KGV one was simply awful on May 27 and this is not the case......
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

At Matapan 3 RN battleships engaged the RM cruisers at night: Warspite engaged 3 successive targets and fired 7 broadsides in less than 5 minutes. Valiant fired 7 broadsides at two successive targets. Barham fired 6 broadsides at "" "". Removing time to train her guns, Warspite fired 7 broadsides (...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hello everybody, "PoW was basically firing at a rate of one round per gun per minute. This cannot be deemed either a fast or excellent rate of fire..." A clear disagreement with Adm.Santarini (for whom the PoW RoF was " excellent ")... : which examples of actual comparable battles do we have in whi...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Ignoring for the moment those guns which failed to fire for one reason or another, PoW was basically firing at a rate of one round per gun per minute. This cannot be deemed either a fast or excellent rate of fire: one round per gun per minute was what was expected by the RN, on average, for capital ...
by Byron Angel
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Nathan Okun essay re Hood armor!
Replies: 0
Views: 74

New Nathan Okun essay re Hood armor!

Well gentlemen - something new and interesting to peruse and discuss. Go here - http://www.navweaps.com/index_nathan/HOOD%201919%20Armor%20Tests.pdf - for Nathan Okun's latest investigation into the armor protection scheme of HMS Hood. The document runs to 34 pages and, in certain respects, is an ov...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.

From what I have read, Hitler held a certain esteem for the British and was willing to settle a "soft" peace upon them. If so, one might speculate that he might impose upon the British government to keep the USA out of the war in Europe. If successful, what happens then? Does the USA advance its war...
by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Matapan
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: Matapan

Well done, Dave. Thank you.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Hi Paul,
Your suggestion would indeed go far towards reducing "the temperature" here.

Byron
by Byron Angel
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History
Replies: 9
Views: 6047

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

dunmunro wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:41 pm
I look forward to reading it.
Just ordered my copy. I look forward to reading it and discussing it! It might make for an interesting "change of pace".

B
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

I'm sorry, but many people on Kbismarck tend to forget why they are here: because they have been reading material posted by Antonio , Alberto , etc, since many years now. Banning them is simply banning the forum ! Hi Alecs, If I am not mistaken, this KBismarck forum was/is the creation of Mr Jose R...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Need help with WW2 Torpedo performance.

The special case of the Q ships come to my mind. They were common merchant ships, but the holds were full of empty barrels, a torpedo may open the hull, but the barrels make the compartment permeability (I hope I am using the correct term, the percentage of a compartment that can be filled with wat...
by Byron Angel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 170
Views: 3157

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

With all due respect, but I don't think your decision is a fair one. Alberto is working on his own, and surrounded by all this negativity he can't do much anyway. :silenced: Hi Alecs, Unfair? I think not. Far from it. Your views on the DS topic, in many respects, appear to coincide with those of th...
by Byron Angel
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 5461

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Hi Byron, While not disputing your statement in any way, there were (I believe) many occasions during the war when certain 'occurrences were not made public and relatives were only told that someone had 'died in action' or some other excuse. I was watching a documentary about the ramming of a cruis...