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by pgollin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

. ....... 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. ..... [/color] . In which case you are breaking the conditions of usage of ...
by pgollin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

... (this applies in special mode to Mr.pgollin, (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523&p=82981#p82976) repeated requests, of course...) ..... 1: So you will not clarify which of your claims (the letter came from the Cambridge archive AND from Kew) is actually correct ? 2: You wil...
by pgollin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

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Alberto,

Please would you answer my questions re. the report and interlocks,

Thanks.

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by pgollin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

"...therefore, go to Kew, take the files and publish them (if still willing to do so, after having verified that they say exactly what I have synthetized) !" Two questions ( and a repeat - yet again ) 1: I was under the impression that the Vickers report was in the Churchill Archive in Cambridge, y...
by pgollin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

. Might I ask (as I have at least twice before) whether the FULL Vickers letter ( 20 - odd pages ??? ) does cover the interlocks issues (which the gunnery department felt was the real issue and took months to sort out, or, as has been implied, only covered the shell ring problem(s) ? I am very confu...
by pgollin
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

....... What is apparent that as both KGV and later DoY had problems with their guns in battle is that the quad turrets and their operating systems were never really cured . ...... Not true FROM THE READILY AVAILABLE FILES AND GUN MANUALS ! ( i.e. everything except A & A's mysterious letter. ) At t...
by pgollin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

wadinga wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:53 am

........ Recently I have accessed the Vickers report confirming that only one practice main armament firing took place during which each gun fired six rounds. ......


Is this the same "Vickers letter" (not report) that Antonio kept mentioning ?

IF so, does it mention interlocks ?

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by pgollin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

. Nothing posted by A & A has changed my mind over my opinion that they over claim the accuracy of what is possible from the existing information. The information is patchy and recorded as and when with non digital timings. They do not convince on gunnery information, and their claims re. the myster...
by pgollin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

........ I guess a sincere answer to this "challenge" like: "I have no clue" (after having claimed that this was the major problem) would be very understandable and even quite dignifying from him... ...... [/color] Just to clarify, so the highly detailed and important Vickers gunnery report does no...
by pgollin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

......... I was not referring to all the "minor" (when summed up, of course relevant) problems (most of them solved however in few salvos) happened during the first 18 salvos, but to the really "serious" one (at salvo 20) that, while turning very hard, caused an hinge tray to be buckled, jamming th...
by pgollin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

...... The "big" 14" turrets problem was the fact that KGV vessels (not only PoW and not because she was green) were prone to jam their (complex) feeding mechanisms when turning hard while firing and operating the rings. ...... [/color] So you discount the problem with the interlocks that the gunne...
by pgollin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

. Re gun arcs. For RN large ships there were three limits. The most restricted were the "ordinary" A-arcs, these were set during gun testing and depended upon physical AND subjective testing of the blast on adjacent structures and on positions where crew members would, or might, be positioned during...
by pgollin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

. IF we want a proper log for POW's fire, then we need to ensure it gives as much information as possible, I would SUGGEST the following column headings ; A: Salvo number B: Time C: Guns bearing on target D: Guns available to fire E: Guns ordered to fire F: Guns fired G: Reasons for casualties H: Re...
by pgollin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 127
Views: 1821

Re: PoW readiness for active service

. One thing that took time then (AND MUCH LONGER NOWADAYS) is the working up period and becoming fully combat ready. ANY ship took time from being nominally completed and commissioned through in service trials, work up and full service. The POW was still doing trials and in a less hectic time would ...
by pgollin
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12960

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

. Re the "vote" ; A: Unverifiable. The information from the time is too little and too inaccurate to produce something as accurate as is being claimed. NO NAVAL OFFICER OF THE TIME would have ever suggested any such thing was possible, they would produce the best that they could KNOWING that it was ...