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by José M. Rico
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Knight's Cross on Korvettenkapitän Schneider
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Knight's Cross on Korvettenkapitän Schneider

You’re welcome.
I have been away from the website and forum for a long time, but things might change in the near future.
by José M. Rico
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Knight's Cross on Korvettenkapitän Schneider
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Knight's Cross on Korvettenkapitän Schneider

0217 hours on 27 May 1941. To Commander in Chief of the Navy [Grossadmiral Erich Raeder]: "Recommend bestowal of the Knight's Cross on Korvettenkapitän Schneider for sinking Hood." Chief of Fleet [Admiral Günther Lütjens] http://www.kbismarck.com/tel001.jpg ********************************...
by José M. Rico
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 20
Views: 1623

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

What do you think about Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary?
... and, what will be the impact of Brexit on the British colony of Gibraltar?
by José M. Rico
Mon May 30, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: WWII submarine found off Sardinian Coast
Replies: 0
Views: 674

WWII submarine found off Sardinian Coast

Found off Sardinian Coast: WWII submarine with 71 bodies inside

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/env ... vanishing/
by José M. Rico
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Gneisenau Radar Capabilities 1941
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Re: Gneisenau Radar Capabilities 1941

Also from the same KTB, it is written that at 2000 hours on 16 March, Gneisenau radar device located a battleship of the Nelson Class at 23,800 meters. This was just after sinking the Danish "Chilean Reefer" (1,739 GRT). The battleship was actually the Rodney and Lütjens decided to run away.
by José M. Rico
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: KM 15.9 CM guns
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: KM 15.9 CM guns

The caliber was 15cm (5.9 inches).
I can not check this right now, but I think these guns were to be the same as those used on the Narvik Class destroyers.
by José M. Rico
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Gneisenau Radar Capabilities 1941
Replies: 11
Views: 1436

Gneisenau Radar Capabilities 1941

Maybe some of you find this interesting. On Gneisenau KTB from 23 February 1941. "1920 hours: Radar device locates Scharnhorst in 356º at 25,000 meters." At this time both German battleships were operating in the North Atlantic against enemy merchant shipping. http://www.kbismarck.com/gn-r...
by José M. Rico
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: HMS Hood Bell Recovered from the wreck!
Replies: 15
Views: 2259

Re: HMS Hood Bell Recovered from the wreck!

paulcadogan wrote:Every time I've watched that short clip I am simply awestruck - thinking of how it survived Hood's cataclysmic destruction and came to rest in such plain view that it could be found, retrieved and brought home.

Yes, particularly when you think that Bismarck's bell is nowhere to be found.
by José M. Rico
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Michiel de Ruyter (2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

Michiel de Ruyter (2015)

Dutch film "Michiel de Ruyter" (2015)

https://vimeo.com/114282835
by José M. Rico
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

Uploaded a new technical article in German to the website, where retired Kapitän zur See Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs, an expert in the field of seamanship wonders whether the battleship Bismarck could have reached St. Nazaire by contrarotating her three propellers. http://www.kbismarck.com/bismarck-seem...
by José M. Rico
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's fate.
Replies: 34
Views: 6052

Re: Bismarck's fate.

alecsandros wrote:... On May 26th 21:00, Bismarck was at 1300km (700 nm) distant from Brest.

The wreck of the Bismarck is 470 nm from Brest.
The Bismarck had been steaming Northeast during the night of 26-27th, therefore, at 2100 hours on the 26th, the distance to Brest was even less.
by José M. Rico
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck

Just added an article from the 1942 edition of "Nauticus" (Yearbook for Germany's maritime interests) to the website.
"Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck und des Flottenchefs, Admiral Günther Lütjens."

http://www.kbismarck.com/bismarck-nauticus.html

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