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by José M. Rico
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Re: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book

pgollin wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 am
Well, apart from the threat of a comedy book from A & A in the future ...
Please don't try to divert a new discussion towards something that has nothing to do with it. Just stay on topic.
This goes to all.
Thanks.
by José M. Rico
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Re: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book

Did anybody get the book already?
It's now available in Amazon, and after reading a couple of reviews there. it seems it is much better than the previous edition.
by José M. Rico
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck
Replies: 4
Views: 4097

Re: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

A revised edition of the war diary of the Bismarck has been uploaded to the website. Lots of typos that went unnoticed years ago have now been corrected, and the translation has been improved overall. You may download the new updated document for free from the following link: http://www.kbismarck.co...
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 756
Views: 46779

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Do you think it can be a high explosive 5,25" shell fired in local control by a secondary turret of PoW (according to Leach narrative, the HALA directors were all temporarily out of action or unable to take over the control at that time, but there is no explicit mention to a "cease fire" of the 5,2...
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 756
Views: 46779

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

The difference is that the water column in "Hood 1" is still gaining height, while the 2 splashes on the right are already falling down. The "black color" that you mention for "Hood 1" is a grey shade on the left side of the splash but it is actually white on the right side (it just difuminates with...
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 756
Views: 46779

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3113 If my opinion is of any value... "Hood 1" is not a flaw in the print as has been suggested, however, it does not originate from Hood either. "Hood 1" is much closer to the camera than "Hood 2". "Hood 1" is in fact a single shell splash and it...
by José M. Rico
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report
Replies: 1
Views: 98

HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report

I have just uploaded the following document to the website: ********************************************************************* HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report of Action, 27 May 1941. http://www.kbismarck.com/rodney-gunnery-report.html (Enclosure "E" to JHW's Report, serial F-1; x-27 dated J...
by José M. Rico
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

OK, thank you Marc! :ok: :ok:
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

... with the difference between "KR" and "SSD" being the level of priority, right?
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

OK, I see.
So, I guess OU refers to the type of message, like SSD (Sehr, Sehr, Dringend = Very Very Urgent).
by José M. Rico
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

Thanks for that Marc,
But since most "Otto Ulli" signals have something to do with the Ark Royal, couldn't be a coded signal for launching aircraft?
Check this:

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by José M. Rico
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

B-Dienst certainly knew what "Otto Ulli" stood for. It is one of several code words used by the Germans during Rheinübung. BTW Cleethorpes is not a ship but a powerful RN naval radio transmission site called New Waltham Wireless Station on the east coast of UK. Cleethorpes is the nearest town to it ...
by José M. Rico
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Otto Ulli Signal?

Hello all, I am currently revising the whole war diary of the Bismarck, correcting typos, improving the translation, etc, and perhaps someone can help me with this. Any idea what kind of signal was "Otto Ulli" ?? I believe it has something to do with air operations but can't say for sure. Here are a...
by José M. Rico
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen Medical Report
Replies: 0
Views: 2989

Prinz Eugen Medical Report

Ulrich Rudofsky translated this document many years ago, but for some reason it was never uploaded to the website.
Here it is now, Prinz Eugen medical report from 18.5.1941 to 1.6.1941.

http://www.kbismarck.com/pg-medical-report.html
by José M. Rico
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Re: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS

Antonio,
What is actually the point of starting this thread? As the title suggests it should be to discuss the deployment of Prinz Eugen's torpedo battery during the engagement with Hood/PoW, right?