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by pgollin
Sun May 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 28
Views: 404

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

. Unfortunately "fair usage" is an American legal term/idea, even though there is VERY LIMITED ability to use it in the UK - one should be aware that US law does not apply abroad. The Crown Copyright is very strict. (Academic institutions have slightly more freedom on copying and usage - but NOT on ...
by pgollin
Sun May 26, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 28
Views: 404

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

........ Under the Open Government Licence we are allowed to reproduce as above. Just as the Hood website includes large quantities of material from the National Archives. ....... [/color] . Unfortunately not correct ; http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/legal/copyright/image-reproduction/ You/ we / I c...
by pgollin
Sun May 26, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 28
Views: 404

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

wadinga wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:19 pm
Fellow Contributors, ......


............ I hope this image posting technique does not cause any problems. Enjoy!

All the best

wadinga
1: What is the archive reference ?

2: IF A British archive, strictly speaking you are breaking their conditions in posting the full images.

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by pgollin
Tue May 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

The "forum" works like any human civilization does , based on everyones qualities and merits, that, in this instance, can only be known - for the vast majority of us - through the written language (English in this case), that everyone is using to formulate arguments. Therefore, the capacity of ever...
by pgollin
Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Duncan, this type of requests 'show us the evidence', etc, is not polite and not in line with what is going on the forum. I suggest you take a look at my historical posts (and everybody else's) about the uncertainty of Bismarck's output, and in the mean time let's get back to the subject topic. Oh ...
by pgollin
Mon May 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British postwar tests on armor
Replies: 82
Views: 1553

Re: British postwar tests on armor

. If anybody has this full report (it's a very long one (100 pages) with heavy schemes (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8539&start=45#p83262) and photos (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8539&start=45#p83270)) and is able to see whether there are firm conclusion...
by pgollin
Sun May 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

alecsandros wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 5:47 pm
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..... Threats of Court Martials would very likely be issued, given the circumstances - and very high stakes involved. .....

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With all due respect - absolute rubbish, that was not the way the court martial system worked (or was used). Read up on the Kings Regulations.

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by pgollin
Sat May 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

. Alberto, Your claim that ".... All data presented points to the fact that PoW and KGV were almost at the same level of completion when commissioned ..." fails as you have not demonstrated the facts, merely quoted dates. You need to provide proof. Yet again you ignore your obligation to give the re...
by pgollin
Fri May 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British postwar tests on armor
Replies: 82
Views: 1553

Re: British postwar tests on armor

. ....... barbette turret Anton completely annealed ...... ....... -Turret A lifted by the flame slewing ring damaged when the turret falls back. ...... [/color] . Thanks for that, always useful to get proper info. Re. the annealing that presumably totally ruined the armour qualities ? Re. the "Tur...
by pgollin
Thu May 02, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

@Alberto As you ignored my post, I will repeat (with slight addition) ; No one is under any obligation to provide information to confirm, or deny, your assumptions. You make claims without proper information and then ask others to to present data ! This is wrong. You ignore the data given (e.g. abou...
by pgollin
Wed May 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

. ..... Please present data (I'm forced to underline) showing that PoW lacked something to be declared "ready" other than her Captain lack of confidence. Stop with pure unadulterated speculations from him. ...... . [/color] @Alberto No one is under any obligation to provide information to confirm, ...
by pgollin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

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For a battleship still to have workmen working on her main armament at the time of a major engagement rather shows up your "argument".

Re. comparative working up times, this depends on lots of things [commentary redacted WJJ] . I would suggest some more research.

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by pgollin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

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So you don't know the reasons so will make one up !

[comment redacted WJJ}

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by pgollin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

paul.mercer wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:36 am
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.... As I posted before, the failures of the 14" at North Cape as reported in Tarrants book, would suggest that the problems were ongoing ........


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No.

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by pgollin
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 5469

Re: PoW readiness for active service

. ...... I will avoid to participate in a discussion that seems to revolve about my decision not to spread what I have signed and/or I have been asked not to spread . ........ [/color] It does not matter what you have been "asked", the rules of (and condition for use of) the Archive is that the ful...