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by José M. Rico
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Attack on the Tirpitz by Midget Submarines
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Attack on the Tirpitz by Midget Submarines

Uploaded to the website, Rear-Admiral Barry's Dispatch about the attack on the German battleship Tirpitz by midget submarines on 22nd September, 1943.

http://www.kbismarck.com/tirpitz-midget-submarines.html
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raeder report to Hitler about Bismarck operation
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Raeder report to Hitler about Bismarck operation

Wadinga,
thanks for the website compliments, but there is no need of so many smilies.
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raeder report to Hitler about Bismarck operation
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Raeder report to Hitler about Bismarck operation

Especially useful the description of the German formation on 24 morning ("in column"), the open fire (20800 meters) and cease fire (18000) distances, the shells expended by Bismarck (93) and the (unfortunately short) account of the DS battle. As we already know, all that information originates from...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raeder report to Hitler about Bismarck operation
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Raeder report to Hitler about Bismarck operation

Uploaded the following to the website:
Report of the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine, Admiral Raeder, to the Führer, Adolf Hitler about the Bismarck operation.
Berghof, 6 June 1941.

http://www.kbismarck.com/raeder-berghof-report.html
by José M. Rico
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Command/admirals bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Command/admirals bridge

The third photo has different windows, more space between them, and is a much deeper room. Can it possibly be the kommandobrucke of Bismarck? Yes, I think you are correct. http://www.kbismarck.com/prot-bridge01.jpg This is a photo capture from a 1940 German newsreel "Die Deutsche Wochenschau" about...
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Command/admirals bridge
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Command/admirals bridge

Antonio & Alberto,
Read again the original post. He is asking for minute 1:16:39 in the video.
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 378

New Moderator

Hello, This is to inform you all that from now on, Bill Jurens will be board moderator. He is both an experienced and knowledgeable member of our community and has kindly volunteered to do the job. This means, that among other things, Bill will ultimately have the power to lock threads that go wild ...
by José M. Rico
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 233
Views: 6993

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

OK, Bill Jurens will be board moderator.
I will make an announcement soon.
by José M. Rico
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 233
Views: 6993

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

As I am not a moderator, I have no capability to stop or otherwise control anything that might be posted on this board. Bill, perhaps you would be interested in being a board moderator? I have no problem at all with that. If fact, it would be an honor, and I believe everybody will welcome you as an...
by José M. Rico
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Kampfgruppe Bismarck im Gefecht
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Kampfgruppe Bismarck im Gefecht

Uploaded a new article in German originally published by Fritz Otto Busch and including drawings from J. C. Schmitz.
I don't know the exact date of publication but probably 1942.
Photos by Josef Lagemann
Captions by Paul Schmalenbach

http://www.kbismarck.com/kampfgruppe-bi ... fecht.html

Enjoy!
by José M. Rico
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hull coefficients
Replies: 4
Views: 16718

Re: Hull coefficients

Ship Geometry for beginners:

by José M. Rico
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 7355

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Wadinga & Antonio, Just for your information. The map attached below is basically a carbon copy of the map published by Russell Grenfell in 1948 "The Bismarck Episode". I have no idea why this old map was reproduced in Brennecke's 2003 book edition, that is five years after the author passed away, b...
by José M. Rico
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 7355

Re: Hits on PoW and Bismarck

Marc, I'm not familiar with the damage control report you mention (reconstructed?), but how could the men at Group West know exactly where the Bismarck was hit other than from the information provided by Lütjens' radio messages and the later testimony of survivors? Survivor Otto Höntzsch reported th...
by José M. Rico
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 7355

Re: hits on PoW and Bismarck

The official statement is „exit above armor deck“, which is the upper platform deck in this area. The big hole is on the tween deck. Therefore it can‘t be from PoW. Well, the tween and battery decks are also over the armor deck (über Panzerdeck), right? 1. Upper deck 2. Battery deck 3. Tween deck 4...
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Hits on PoW and Bismarck
Replies: 284
Views: 7355

Re: hits on PoW and Bismarck

Bill, In the following link we can see that the entry and exit holes, port and starboard, are both over the false white waves: http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/2001expedition/bismarck/bismarck5.htm That would indicate an angle very close to 270º (i.e zero degrees), unless the holes don't belong to t...