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by Byron Angel
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 74
Views: 1177

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Thanks Wadinga for digging out Cag's posts. It definitely seems like we lost a valuable and knowledgeable contributor with his departure. Has anyone noticed the UBoat.net web-page for HMS Prince of Wales - https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/4071.html - ? It gives a fairly detailed day-by-day acc...
by Byron Angel
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Newcomer Seeking Answers
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Newcomer Seeking Answers

Welcome aboard, sir. You raise an interesting question indeed - one that (to the best of my knowledge) has not been closely investigated here, since we have been mainly fixated upon the drama played out on 24 May. Some thoughts and speculation strictly off the top of my head - > Was the fire of both...
by Byron Angel
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

Lacking those reserved document scans of greatly superior definition, we are obliged to work with what we have.

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by Byron Angel
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 74
Views: 1177

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Given the apparently confidential nature of this Vickers report, we will perforce simply have to proceed on the basis of the information presently available to us.

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by Byron Angel
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 74
Views: 1177

Re: PoW readiness for active service

I too would be interested to learn more. For example, what exactly transpired? Did the entire exercise go off smoothly without mishap? Or were difficulties encountered and, If so, of what sort? Any chance that this document could be forwarded to Jose for posting to his KBismarck forum archive??? Not...
by Byron Angel
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

Hi Marc, FWIW, I find your transcription error theory quite plausible. To my admittedly untrained eye (are there any professionally trained handwriting analysts participating on this forum?), the hand-written number in question (0521 versus 0527) far more resembles the other notated 7's than it does...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 25
Views: 7361

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

From what I'm reading, if Teresa Merkel ..... oh, excuse me ..... Teresa MAY slow-walks the Brexit process much longer, there is a possibility that there will actually be no EU to withdraw from.

Then what will she do?????

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by Byron Angel
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

I rest my case.

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by Byron Angel
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

This exchange has deteriorated into an exercise in perpetual repetition. No minds are going to be changed.

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by Byron Angel
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Treason May
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Treason May

:clap:

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by Byron Angel
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

This argument that hard turns were the principal agent of the 14-in quadruple turret's unreliability is unconvincing to say the least. IIRC, in none of the surface engagements fought by KGV class battleships during the war did firing efficiency reach even 80 percent - which in itself was an unaccept...
by Byron Angel
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

While on the subject of McMullen's graphical gunnery plot - 1 - A chart notation timed at approx 0556:00 describes Hood as being "out of action". Can anyone shed light on its possible meaning? 2 - A chart notation timed at approx. 0557:50 describes A arcs as now being open. After PoW's initial cours...
by Byron Angel
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Bill Jurens wrote - I wonder about the 'Guns are OK' commentary. Does it refer to the gunnery system as a whole, i.e. to the guns and the ammunition handling train, etc., or might it merely refer to the fact that the guns themselves -- less of course previously anticipated failures -- were undamaged...
by Byron Angel
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

"Respectfully, this is incorrect: based on McMullen and Barben, the last salvos were fired with all guns operative except A1 (a serious problem partially fixed only for the second engagement) and Y2 (a minor problem similar to the one happened to Y3, that could have been solved in one or few more sa...
by Byron Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12620

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

It would also be apropos to include the consequences of Beatty's conduct at Dogger Bank, where his rash impetuosity caused him to drive LION far ahead of the rest of his squadron and place it in an exposed position under concentrated German fire. His ship took seventeen hits in fairly short order, l...