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by navalhforums7365
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: why did lutjens break radio silence
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

Re: why did lutjens break radio silence

To the last 2 posters thank you, you have in very clear words answered the 2 questions i did not understand about the Bismarck sortie.
by navalhforums7365
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: why did lutjens break radio silence
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

Re: why did lutjens break radio silence

The 'long message' was sent over a period of 45 or so minutes, but was broken down into three segments of about 200 words each as per Enigma protocols. Each of these segments could be sent by an average telegraphist in about four minutes, with a long enough pause in between each segment for an ackn...
by navalhforums7365
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: why did lutjens break radio silence
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

Re: why did lutjens break radio silence

So Lutjens thinks the British still have radar contact even though as i understand it his own radar operators were not detecting a British radar contact, German naval intelligence had told him that the shadowing ships had not send signals updating the supposed contact with Bismarck for some hours. A...
by navalhforums7365
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: why did lutjens break radio silence
Replies: 31
Views: 6656

why did lutjens break radio silence

I've read various views on why lutjens break radio silence, none of them really make any sense, the sheer number of messages sent and there length, some have said he thought he was still being shadowed but that doesn't hold up as Naval HQ confirmed the British had lost contact. One theory suggested ...
by navalhforums7365
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung
Replies: 462
Views: 27431

Re: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung

He couldn't - which is why he had to divide his force into two battle groups in the first place.
by navalhforums7365
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung
Replies: 462
Views: 27431

Re: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung

If he could have done he would have.

But he couldn't cover both with one force, look at a map.
by navalhforums7365
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung
Replies: 462
Views: 27431

Re: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung

A move by Tirpitz to Bergen with Bismarck would have forced Tovey to concentrate all four of his heavy ships - but if Tirpitz wasn't breaking out that could benefit the RN. The DS battle could have ended up as KGV, Hood, POW and Repulse against Bismarck and Prinz Eugen..... Tovey concentrates his f...
by navalhforums7365
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung
Replies: 462
Views: 27431

Tirpitz sails on part of Rheinubung

I'm not wanting to repeat questions about should Tirpitz have tried to breakout into the Atlantic with Bismarck. However could Tirpitz have been used in some part of operation Rheinubung. Could Tirpitz have sailed part of the way with Bismarck, maybe just into the Kattegat, possibly to Bergen. Could...
by navalhforums7365
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 106218

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

I would like to mention Admiral Raymond A. Spruance - not the greatest ( can there be such a thing ? ) but i think he deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest. I admire the decisiveness and strength of character he showed at Midway. I can't think of another battle - land or sea - where a few...
by navalhforums7365
Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Japanese strategy in World War 2
Replies: 2
Views: 5418

Japanese strategy in World War 2

Was there any part of the Japanese high command that proposed an alternative to attacking America or was there unity of thought that America had to be attacked. Accepting that war with America was inevitable. Such as occupying the European controlled territories of South East Asia and then waiting f...