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by José M. Rico
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1072

Re: PoW shell splash

wadinga wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Given the low angle of fall identified by Bill Jurens, these shots clearly landing closer to PG than Bismarck have passed over her superstructure at very low altitude.
Bismarck is not firing over PG's superstructure and neither is PoW.
by José M. Rico
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1072

Re: PoW shell splash

Once again a speculative map and timetable are used to tell eye witnesses they did not see what they saw: The battleship never fired at us but only at the Bismarck It seems to me you are speculating as well. Prince of Wales was firing at Bismarck all time, and I think we all agree on that. The fact...
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1072

Re: PoW shell splash

It means that I would not go as far as to assure that splash is from salvo #20 as Alberto said.
Best,
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1072

Re: PoW shell splash

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:07 am
the splash is obviously from PoW local salvo 20 (as Mr.Rico confirmed).
Yes, from PoW, but to which salvo it belongs is debatable.
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1072

Re: PoW shell splash

Hello Daniel,
The splash in that photo is from a 14-inch shell fired by PoW's "Y" Turret under local control, AFTER the sinking of the Hood.
by José M. Rico
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12977

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Just to remind you all that If any user has a problem with the moderation of this forum they should complain off-line, not here.
Comments of that kind will be removed from the board.
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12977

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

As for the table in question, both sides have made their points clear by now. Mr. Virtuani has presented his calculations including the first 18 salvos from POW fired from 0553 to 0602 hours. No problem at all with that. If others prefer to have the last 3 salvos fired under local control added to t...
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12977

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

wadinga wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Once again this thread is burdened with repetition of the Tiresome Table, but at last its promoter begins to prevaricate about its manifest manipulation of mathmatics:
Agree to disagree with Mr. Virtuani or just don't say anything at all.
No more accusations please.
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

By the way, the original German language version of the conferences is also available at NARA, Washington DC. T1022.
by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

I seem to remember I had a book entitled 'The Fuhrer Naval Conferences' which was published some time ago, is this newer information that what was in the book? It is basically the same thing. The book you mention: "Fuehrer Conferences on Naval Affairs, 1939-1945", is a reprint of Brassey's Naval An...
by José M. Rico
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Führer Naval Conferences
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

Re: Führer Naval Conferences

All conferences up to August 1943 are now accesible.
The rest will be added in the following weeks.
by José M. Rico
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12977

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Dear forum members, Bill Jurens has my full support on his role as forum moderator, and I ask all users without exception to follow his commands and advice. If anybody feels incapable to comply with Bill Jurens' instructions, perhaps it would be the right time to take a break from the board and come...
by José M. Rico
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Wreck of USS Hornet found
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Wreck of USS Hornet found

The wreck of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet, sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in 1942, has been discovered.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/wreck-o ... th-pacific
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42
Replies: 33
Views: 3816

Re: Le Bismarck & Supermarina. LOS! Nº42

Note from the administrator:
This thread has just been purged of all the recent disruptive messages which were beginning to hijack the debate.
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Wreck of HIEI found
Replies: 0
Views: 1826

Wreck of HIEI found

The first IJN battleship to be sunk during WWII on November 14, 1942 has been found by R/V Petrel. HIEI was crippled by a shell from the USS San Francisco on the 13th which disabled the steering gear. For the next 24 hours it was attacked by multiple sorties of torpedo, dive and B-17 bombers. Hiei s...