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by northcape
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1648

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Dunmunro, I think you see too much. Anyway, let's move to question #3 . Do you agree that the film sequence of Bismarck firing included in the PG battle film was taken at a later period of time than the photo shown in question #2 ? YES NO I have to say no, I cannot agree, because we have no reliabl...
by northcape
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1648

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hi all. I rescaled by 4X the image of the supposed first salvo: http://www.sfu.ca/~dmunro/images/Salvo1a?.jpg http://www.sfu.ca/~dmunro/images/Salvo1a?.jpg and circled the shadows. The thing is that the sun would be low in the upper right hand corner of the image, assuming a course of 220d at ~0553...
by northcape
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1648

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

I think it would be better to formulate that question in a timing context, e.g. if ship X fired at time Y, do you think that the relative time difference of PE opening fire was Z minutes (wheer Z can be either negative or positive)? If you want to use Hood's open fire time at ~0552:30 as Dunmunro j...
by northcape
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 1648

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Question #1. Do you agree that the Prinz Eugen opened fire at 0555 hours? Yes No Why? (Optional) 5:55 in which clock system (german/british/which ship)? I think it would be better to formulate that question in a timing context, e.g. if ship X fired at time Y, do you think that the relative time dif...
by northcape
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Does anyone have any thoughts as to where we might go from here? B Nowhere. As mentioned so many times before, the only constructive way forward is to avoid to get into religious discussions like this and don't open the door for missionaries. You have rightfully drawn a comparison to the disagreeme...
by northcape
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

What puzzles me no end is why it is so important that Prince of Wales be portrayed as having delivered a top notch, first-class gunnery performance on 24 May. B Well, I guess your question is a rhetoric one. This whole new thematic subset which might be summarized as "RoF speculations" or simply "c...
by northcape
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

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. Would be interested to learn on what you base this statement on, or what makes you confident to speak for the motivation of othe...
by northcape
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

. If such a mode of operations would have been adopted, probably many debates about the disengagement would have been non-existent... Well, there are not many debates. There is only one, and in my view, it is hilarious, childish, and ridicolous beyond all imagination. It is the 21st century, and gr...
by northcape
Fri May 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 6880

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Please re-read your post and try to understand the failure. . There is no hope that any understanding will be gained. The best way to stop this painful and meaningless repetitions is not to react anymore. Attention-seeking personalities rely on a stage on which they can flourish, and creating disse...
by northcape
Wed May 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 6880

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

So far, of course, my simple question still awaits a cogent response. B Dear Byron, as an opinion , as uninformed as it might seem or be, my suggestion is to try to create a less aggravating dialogue, with less explicit demands. I know that the solidity of a house rests on the solidity of it's foun...
by northcape
Tue May 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:36 pm

after having made him leaving the forum,

Just another out of hundreds of occasions where truth and fiction are reversed.
by northcape
Tue May 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

An argument may be made, I suppose, that withholding the records in some way increases the commercial value of an upcoming book, etc., but I don't think that's very likely. If the current situation continues, what is more likely is that when the book finally IS released, it will be negatively revie...
by northcape
Tue May 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 6880

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

@ Alecsandros:

Get well, and don't take the internet/posting life too seriously. Hope to read from you again!
by northcape
Tue May 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 6880

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Can any evidence be put forward to support this allegation? If not, it must be consigned to the realm of conjecture. Yet again ..... theories and opinions do not equal facts. B Byron, I hear your frustration. I've been there before. As mentioned, my solution was to simply stop replying to this endl...
by northcape
Sat May 25, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 7114

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

Prince of Wales 's gunnery output during 1st engagement was 75%, and during second engagement it was 85%. Prinz Eugen 's gunnery output during 1st engagement was 85%, and during second engagement unknown. In short , the ship reported having "teething troubles" on her main armament, produced the sam...