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by Kev D
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski

For those so interested, a 'fly-around' uploaded by Stefan yesterday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN09Tf0i3PI
by Kev D
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15434

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

Thanks for the info gents. Now, is there some 'trick' loading photos here (and what is max size in kilobites)? I have been trying since yesterday to upload the full frame image of my original cropped photo, and I can't get the image to load - even as just the link to it did in my initial post. ( But...
by Kev D
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15434

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

Well, there is some spray coming over the bow. Does anyone have a NARA number for this photo? So this implies that PE was turning away, and not on a parallel course, when Bismarck came into her line of fire. Re the first question. If it is asked about the photo I posted, no I do not have any more d...
by Kev D
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15434

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

Thanks Hans, mine in bold below 1) Bismarck is for first time on Prinz Eugen port side during battle this points to just after the "flash effect" (when BS is crossing PG wake, passing from her starboard side to port side), as discussed. So just to clarify that I understand you correctly i.e. 'Bisma...
by Kev D
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15434

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

Thanks for the reply Bill!, And yes, she (or 'he' in German terms) certainly seems well down by the bow there.
by Kev D
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A correct attribution for the "Flash Effect" photo?
Replies: 343
Views: 15434

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

As someone with only a basic knowledge of the B of DS, and only a passing interest in same if the truth be known, and at the risk of taking heavy flak for my ignorance / stance, is the photo below (which is simply a cropped version of a larger image that shows nothing else in the photo, and which is...
by Kev D
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski

Herra Pasoleati, as the old saying goes, 'ask and ye shall (sometimes) receive'. Below is the answer Stefan (aka Mr. Draminski) sent to me and said should I care to post on forum I could. So.........................as you no doubt know the other old saying that goes " you can please some of the peop...
by Kev D
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski

Go to US Amazon for Daryl Carpenter's review and read the comments too as the latter incorporates some SN critique. I would say that criticism is quite severe. I beg to differ, I would not call it quite severe , but certainly not a good review, as a 'quite severe' review to me would imply a '1 star...
by Kev D
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski

Kiitos for the PM, Paso. First, I went over to the Viper Pit (SN) but unfortunately it's 'history' only goes back 7 pages it seems, i.e. ends either very late Jan, or early Feb IIRC, and the thread you mentioned wasn't there in those 7 pages (or I couldn't locate it). I bet it was on page bloody 8 (...
by Kev D
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski

Moi, Kev D, I don't know if you have read the negative comments on the Steel Navy board, but to me those comments were very legitimate. The series is called Anatomy of the Ship. Consider a book titled Anatomy of Human Body. Would you expect the book to cover e.g. heart, brain, lungs? Or would you be...
by Kev D
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: Anatomy of the Ship Iowa/Stefan Draminski

Although I haven't seen the book in question, I know Stefan personally and was just speaking to him yesterday, so I will see if he would care to comment here. But, seeing how rude and ruthless some people (on some forums) can be it would not surprise me if he does not care to. Lets see.
by Kev D
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 4
Views: 6783

Re: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?

Back to Warship 2018, buy or borrow a copy, currently about £27 in the UK, always much of interest. First, thanks for the PM Sean. :ok: Re the above, when someone else somewhere else advised me of contents of same I snapped up a copy right away. Mighty impressed (in both the articles concerning Gra...
by Kev D
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?
Replies: 4
Views: 6783

Re: HMS EXeter post Graf Spee shell hits 'drawing/s'?

Bill Jurens wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:07 am
Very complete drawings and descriptions of the damage suffered by the British cruisers during the action with Graf Spee can be found in the British archives. If my notes are correct, they can be found in ADM 267/145.

Bill Jurens
Thanks VERY much Bill, I will try to obtain.

:ok:
by Kev D
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Pow's bell
Replies: 2
Views: 4478

Re: Pow's bell

I have not heard that story or rumour Paul. Do you have a link to what you referred to, i.e. "..... in one case where they were apprehended it was stated that they had lifted a bell from PoW......." I do know of two bells recovered at different times from PoW years ago and handed to the MOD. Besides...
by Kev D
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Announcements, News and Updates
Topic: I have a Press Photograph of Survivors that perhaps you would like to load on the site
Replies: 1
Views: 5902

Re: I have a Press Photograph of Survivors that perhaps you would like to load on the site

Without stating the obvious, you need to reduce the file size. Most forums have a limit on the size of the file (photo) that can be uploaded. Yours must be too big. :negative: And to do that reducing you will need a photo editing program, or if you don't have, then as you say, send it to a moderator...