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by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, I hope it's clear for everybody (even for the most insisting ones...) that I will not provide any further info about the content nor the location of the "Vickers" report and of the Admiralty trials details report. The only new original info you and everybody have got from me (thanks...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hi Paul, I would say that she withdrew because her Captain was not confident in the guns efficiency / his crew preparation over a prolonged engagement. He never said that the guns were actually firing badly, he said he had in mind a"possible" loss of output (see his official report below) Leach_deci...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "and knowing from Dunmunro that only 6 rounds per gun were fired during this effort..." ...and knowing this info is simply wrong, as many more rounds were fired, as proven by the full Vickers report (where the "Barben" 6 rounds trials were only the last ones and were ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Ignoring the insinuations that are left untouched by the moderator, 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...http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6834...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Bill Jurens wrote: "The record will show that I explicitly invited Mr. Bonomi to return." ... but Antonio decided to leave anyway because by now in this forum only one side is protected, as some forum members are realizing and denouncing. He has told me that " playing a football mat...
by Alberto Virtuani
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Bill Jurens wrote: "why was the report circulated, at least in part, to Dunmunro, with a restriction on further distribution in the first place? " If the "moderator" is unable to understand why it's important for a man to keep his word, it's his problem, not mine. For the very last ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "You have to understand that you cannot compel silence on an issue by the partial release of information...In effect, being given this material silenced me " (Extensive Redaction by moderator WJJ) The info I had already posted (here http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/vie...
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

@Bill Jurens, I don't care much of the "copyright" issue. I have sent the material to Mr.Dunmunro privately, because he asked me privately, recommending him NOT to distribute / publish (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523&start=15#p82952) and he has not kept his word (http://www....
by Alberto Virtuani
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "You placed me in an impossible situation. If you had distributed these excerpts to all interested parties, this could have been avoided." It was my material and my decision, not Mr.Dunmunro's ones. He was in no way in an impossible situation: he was simply bound to ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active servic

Hello everybody, many thanks to Mr.Dunmunro for publishing something that he received confidentially from me. Please see here the message I had sent him before sending the extract of the report (Redaction by moderator WJJ) (Attachment redacted as it reveals private e-mail address. W.JJ.) Redaction b...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, Paul Mercer wrote: "Could you remind us what that report said?" Hi Paul, I have done here (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523&start=15#p82929) and previously here (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6834&p=76840&hilit=barben#p76840) providing a l...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

Hello everybody, northcape wrote: "that is not the point" Exactly, that is not the point. If someone prefers to invent 1) that the only 7 resembling (but still not identical) a 1 in the whole map is the only one to be considered (discarding the other one, very very different) , 2) that the competent...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hello everybody, (Extensive redaction WJJ) 1) Mr Wadinga posted that PoW fired only 6 shots per gun before fighting Bismarck (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523#p82911). This is simply false (intentionally or not, he has not clarified yet, as he seems to say that he has seen the...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 76
Views: 1181

Re: PoW readiness for active service

:ok: Hello everybody, Wadinga wrote: "Recently I have accessed the Vickers report confirming that only one practice main armament firing took place during which each gun fired six rounds..." Totally incorrect statement (extensive redactionWJJ) What Mr.Wadinga has "accessed" (extensive redaction. WJJ...
by Alberto Virtuani
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

Hello everybody, we can debate forever whether it is 1 or 7 as there are no other 7 resembling this one on the whole map than the 7:22 one (that has anyway a small slash before the horizontal part of the 7, while the 5:21 has not). All the others have the horizontal slash across the leg (very poorly...