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by dunmunro
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 75
Views: 1178

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Hi Pgollin, Many thanks for your and Alberto's replies, regarding the shell ring problem with DoY at North Cape, i accept what you said about the 'Extreme wave Movement', but this DoY was supposed to be one of the latest of the 'KG' battleships, so if she had to face a ship of similar size (Tirpitz...
by dunmunro
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 75
Views: 1178

Re: PoW readiness for active service

@Bill Jurens, I don't care much of the "copyright" issue. I have sent the material to Mr.Dunmunro privately, because he asked me privately, recommending him NOT to distribute / publish (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523&start=15#p82952) and he has not kept his word (http://www...
by dunmunro
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 75
Views: 1178

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Alberto Virtuani wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Hello everybody,

many thanks to Mr.Dunmunro for publishing something that he received confidentially from me.

You placed me in an impossible situation. If you had distributed these excerpts to all interested parties, this could have been avoided. (Redaction by moderator WJK)
by dunmunro
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 75
Views: 1178

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Here's what I received from Alberto:

http://www.sfu.ca/~dmunro/images/Barben.pdf

which is commonly being called the Barben report.
by dunmunro
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

The above map's notation of 0521 or 0527 seems, on balance, to more resemble a 7 than a 1, given the example of another uncrossed 7 on the same map.

What is the source BTW?
by dunmunro
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

I think that‘s unlikely. We have the signals and there is probably a short delay, but IMHO it‘s much more likely that the German 0521 is simply wrong. Everything else makes no sense. And that means Pinchin was always right and and Antonio‘s reconstruction is getting problems . The further Suffolk w...
by dunmunro
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 75
Views: 1178

Re: PoW readiness for active service

The weather when Victorious was operating was appalling and experienced aircrew might have suffered similar casualties. That is unknowable. What is known is that her airgroup emabarked on May20th (two days before steaming out of Scapa), therefore it had no time to train on board the carrier. It is ...
by dunmunro
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: That 05:21 turn

I wonder if the RN timing was just a rough estimate since there are no precise timings given in Suffolk's narrative?
by dunmunro
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: PoW shell splash

Regarding the single splashes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPmkOtSveXY&t=441s The camera appears to have fairly high magnification and a narrow field of view The first splash at 5:56 is quite probably part of a larger salvo but the other splashes are hidden from us - this is quite consistent wit...
by dunmunro
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: PoW shell splash

, let's see if anyone has found by now any way to counter the evident fact that the splashes are from PoW: Bye, Alberto Let's confine the discussion to the relative distance of the shell splashes to PE and Bismarck. The first shell splash measures 306px high while Bismarck's mast height is 90px. Th...
by dunmunro
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: PoW shell splash

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "...it seems unlikely that observers on PE would claim that PoW never fired at PE" apart from the fact that it's a bit difficult to establish whether a splash is closer to Bismarck or to PG from a photo, it's clear that observers on PG were correct, unlikely as it c...
by dunmunro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

Re: PoW shell splash

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "...it seems unlikely that observers on PE would claim that PoW never fired at PE" apart from the fact that it's a bit difficult to establish whether a splash is closer to Bismarck or to PG from a photo, it's clear that observers on PG were correct, unlikely as it c...
by dunmunro
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12621

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "My assessment of 95% output from 0848-0920 is based upon KGV's GAR and it's detailed description of lost salvos...Every lost round is detailed in KGV's GAR" [commentary deleted WJJ] We have no solid idea of the KGV "ordered shots" key figure [underlining removed WJ...
by dunmunro
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW shell splash
Replies: 46
Views: 1027

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 dunmunro
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12621

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Hello everybody, thanks to Mr.Dunmunro for the DoY details at the end of 1943 , when adjustments had put in place, however: he wrote: "Output on KGV was ~95% for the first 30 mins." This is a pure speculation, repeated here once again. We do not have any data to estimate the "ordered shots" of KGV ...