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by pgollin
Thu May 14, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Swordfish's Torpedo misses Bismarck
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: The Swordfish's Torpedo misses Bismarck

Were the RN submarine patrols outside Brest at this time ? Would Bismarck go to Brest or Saint-Nazaire to repair the bow damage ? What destroyers were based in Portsmouth and Devonport that carried torpedoes and could attack ? Would Bletchley Park decode the instructions to Luftwaffe units to protec...
by pgollin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Clerical issues
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Clerical issues

. Needless to say Bill, I (at least, and I suspect many more) fully support you and am treating the above post as it deserves. Thanks for your attempts to keep the board balanced and working properly. ( I won't repeat this under either other of the two posts, but the same spirit applies. ) Good luck...
by pgollin
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15415

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

. ...... Still, no complete reconstruction can be built using your assumptions, due to other conflicting evidences. ..... . [/i] And that is the problem ! IF you ignore the facts then ; First, your claims will be ignored. Second, by ignoring facts you will be seen to be biased. Third, by making inf...
by pgollin
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15415

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

Hans, ( Very politely) Those comments are NOT "polemics", they are perfectly logical statements/questions. The whole point of others' arguments is that the available evidence is insufficient/incomplete to support any claim that the map/reconstruction is "consistent - and no one can claim that it is ...
by pgollin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling
Replies: 11
Views: 4421

Re: Logistics Question Tanker Refueling

. In the Atlantic, the Escort Oiler Force was established in 1943 to ensure that escorts were not restricted in running down contacts, or high speed running. From late 1943 there was at least one, and normally two oilers in each convoy. In addition, Escort Carriers could refuel escorts. The oilers u...
by pgollin
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15415

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

......... We can agree to disagree that a definitive reconstruction is possible: for me Mr. Bonomi map is a good enough reconstruction, that explains what happened and matches all available information, valid if no alternative and better construct can be build. ...... [/color][/i] . That is the sam...
by pgollin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15415

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

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Re. "history is written by the winners"

In this instance who were/are "the winners" ?

At the Denmark Strait, the Germans were the "winners", overall the British/Allies were the "winners".

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by pgollin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15415

Re: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?

...... I think quite many people (especially officers) had their own camera on board during WWII (my father had one in 1943) even without a formal authorization. ....... [/color][/i] The RN had an official ban on private cameras for almost all the war, AND in addition the importation of photographi...
by pgollin
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Electricity usage
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: Electricity usage

In the WW2 era, all steam powered (propelled) warships would have produced their electricity from turbo-generators (i.e. steam powered). They would have batteries and diesel powered generators for emergencies. Obviously for diesel powered ships and all submarines then they would diesel electric gene...
by pgollin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 5702

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

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When someone is tried in Italy are they charged under the Ten Commandments, or under the relevant law(s) ?

Until you get that straight you are misleading yourself.

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by pgollin
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 5702

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

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You keep trying to avoid the King's Regulations and going off on a tangent, deliberately trying to mislead people.

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by pgollin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 5702

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:09 pm

...... the Kings Regulations (art.26 ,1913 version) say :


The 1913 version was NOT the one in force in 1941 [editorial commentary deleted WJJ] .

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by pgollin
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Bismarck surrender option
Replies: 96
Views: 5702

Re: The Bismarck surrender option

Wadinga wrote: "The Articles of warres (as originally spelt) of 1637 are irrelevant to discussion of Kriegsmarine ships in the twentieth century." No, sorry, they are extremely relevant for the British ships, as we are discussing British examples too. They are the military rules in force in the Roy...
by pgollin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: bismark-after torpedo hit
Replies: 90
Views: 5483

Re: bismark-after torpedo hit

. The first RN magnetic pistol - Duplex Coil Rod (DCR) - (as used in the first Ark Royal attack on Bismarck) had very poor reliability and was too sensitive. The second version - Compensated Coil Rod (CCR) - part operational in late 1942, fully operational from early 1943 was much more efficient and...
by pgollin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Questions on how British submarines returned to base safely
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Questions on how British submarines returned to base safely

. Exact details are hard to come by, but close to shore (under the intense air patrolling) then they would be given a sort of moving square in which they should travel, they would meet a ML, or similar, near any base/port who would escort them. IF there was a problem (e.g. engine problems) the sub w...