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by José M. Rico
Fri May 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raeder/Bismarck photo research
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Raeder/Bismarck photo research

Thank you very much for your reply Antonio, your plan was especially helpful. OK then, since we agree it is the cruiser Köln moored there, I just checked the ship's KTB and found that Köln was indeed in Gotenhafen at that time. She arrived in Gotenhafen on 16 November from Kiel, and remained there u...
by José M. Rico
Thu May 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Raeder/Bismarck photo research
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Raeder/Bismarck photo research

This is a still taken from "Die Deutsche Wochenschau" film, dated 11 December 1940. It shows Admiral Raeder inspecting the crew of the Bismarck in Gotenhafen. Raeder's visit was not recorded on Bismarck's KTB, but it most likely took place during the second half of November 1940. http://ww...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5953

Re: Photo Identification

OTOH the dress code could be ordered different from regulation. Peaked caps for example had to be white after April 20th for all Officer, but you will hardly find a picture with white caps at all. There are several photos of Lindemann wearing a white cap in May 1941 before Rheinübung. However durin...
by José M. Rico
Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Photo Identification
Replies: 26
Views: 5953

Re: Photo Identification

After all these many years, this photo still remains a mistery to me. :think:

José M. Rico wrote:What can you guys tell about this photo? When was it taken?

Image
(Photo negative property of Thomas Schmid).
by José M. Rico
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book
Replies: 0
Views: 375

New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book

It seems a new Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship edition will be published later this year, by Polish 3D artist Stefan Draminski.

https://www.amazon.com/Battleship-Bisma ... 472828887/
by José M. Rico
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

This is great news!
I heard about this book a couple of years ago, and I'm glad it is finally being published.
I really look forward to this volume! :ok:
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: 474

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: 474

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: 2269

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: 1095

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: 1968

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: 1469

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: 1968

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...

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