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by wadinga
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, During a discussion between Alecsandros and Dunmunro in 2010 the following quote from the AVKS report was cited During the eight­week period that the AVKS was onboard, the calibrations of the elevation remote control had changed repeatedly...Since the calibration work is very di...
by wadinga
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow contributors, It has been said: I kindly remind to everybody that it was me and not Mr.Cag to post the extract of Barben report (go there and see who really provided more info to this forum. and considerable and heartfelt thanks are due for this, although with the knowledge that since another...
by wadinga
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, Having had several redactions made to my posts, which I had thought myself were commendably restrained, it is clear the moderator has done his very best to be impartial. If some feel they have suffered unduly, they should consider their record in the light of those who have genu...
by wadinga
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, As I understand copyright law the administrators of Roskill's estate can control reproduction of Roskill's words, but nobody else's. They can control access to the physical copies of other people's writings to him, (many correspondence files remain closed), but not the content o...
by wadinga
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, (Redactions madeWJJ)Mr Cag does not mean what he found out during his visit to Cambridge should remain unavailable. Private messages are a useful comms channel. :cool: (I suspect from whom, btw, a forum member who received this small part from me, promising not to diffuse the in...
by wadinga
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, giving them some time (between 2 to 3 months) to familiarise themselves with the ship. Except, of course, those bits of the ship which hadn't even been installed yet. If the term "atmosphere" means a healthy obsession with reality, it's got even better since we have an expert Mo...
by wadinga
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, It has been said: I was thinking about commissioning dates - HMS Prince of Wales was commissioned on Jan 19th 1941, while HMS Victorious was commissioned on March 29th 1941. During his extended sabbatical the otherwise very well-informed contributor may have missed the extensive...
by wadinga
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 70
Views: 1164

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Fellow Contributors, “With Gallantry and Determination” The Story of the Torpedoing of the Bismarck By Mark E. Horan in the articles section on this very website kbismarck.com details Victorious' contribution. Information from Send Her Victorious by Lt Cmdr Michael Apps She commenced sea trials on 1...
by wadinga
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:27 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...

Fellow Contributors, The Arado AR 196 Model A-3 claimed a 670 mile range so without bombs it could have comfortably reached the French coast. Whether the wallowing Bismarck could have maintained a suitable beam to weather course (wind over wings) to launch it successfully, even if the catapult were ...
by wadinga
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1023

Re: PoW shell splash

Fellow Contributors, No, that's incorrect. If unwilling to believe to Antonio, I'm afraid there will be no way to get any other info from him...until his publication... On October 27th 2018, having been directly asked in the most respectful way about what annotation was on the photographs and by who...
by wadinga
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1023

Re: PoW shell splash

Fellow Contributors, It has been said: or an archivist caption (not from Lagemann, as this forum members should know by now, had he just listened to Antonio, still insisting to repeat his errors... As far as I recall, Antonio has refused to be drawn on whether there is any annotation on the print wh...
by wadinga
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1023

Re: PoW shell splash

Fellow Contributors, At last we have some acceptance and therefore consensus that at least one of the splashes is closer to PG than to Bismarck. Busch describes seeing the local control Y turret salvoes fired on page 49 of the Story of Prince Eugen, What they saw was this. the enemy was raising the ...
by wadinga
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12619

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Fellow Contributors, My summary post has been made- this is on process. I did not for one moment assume Paul considered A & A to be the only knowledgeable contributors: There have been many perceptive contributions, based on the conflicting evidence, including from him: I do agree with Wadinga about...
by wadinga
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:49 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

Fellow Contributors, Could we not agree that what has been put forward is an interesting ‘take’ on the subject by two knowledgeable people who have done a lot of study on it and it is their point of view/opinion/theory which deserves as much respect as anyone else’s? Because the two knowledgeable pe...
by wadinga
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1023

Re: PoW shell splash

Fellow Contributors,

Once again a speculative map and timetable are used to tell eye witnesses they did not see what they saw:
The battleship never fired at us but only at the Bismarck
All the best

wadinga