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by dunmunro
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 9 April 1940 - The death of the Blucher
Replies: 0
Views: 26

9 April 1940 - The death of the Blucher

is recreated in the Norwegian film, "The King's Choice".

It's interesting to watch.
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Feindliche Ortung

Leach is being castigated for altering course when under the combined fire of 8 x 38cm, 8 x 20.3cm, 6 x 15cm, and 14 x 10.5cm guns (and after being hit by 3 x 38cm and 4 x 20.3cm shells) and the threat of 4 x TTs. Yet Brinkman (under no fire at all) and Lutjens alter course due to imaginary torpedo...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Feindliche Ortung

The interesting new part (well, at least for me) is, that, according to her log, Prinz Eugen detected and evaded Hood's torpedoes. Has this been discussed before, e.g. can it be confirmed as a false alarm? Captain Brinkmann himself said he observed bubble trails from the bridge of Prinz Eugen after...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 443
Views: 18116

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Dunmunro wrote: "Any timeline that doesn't use this as a starting point is most probably wrong." ...but any starting point that does not allow to build a COMPLETE salvo chart (using official gunnery data) is just a waste of time..... Bye, Alberto We do not have sufficient data to build up a complet...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 443
Views: 18116

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Hi Marc, sure, remarkable and very contradictory too (even excluding time shifts). Did PG delay open fire by 2 minutes or 3 and half vs Hood ? "Simultaneous" open fire of BS vs Hood or 30 seconds after ? Did Hood explode after 6 or 7 minutes after her own open fire ? :think: I still prefer to stick...
by dunmunro
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Feindliche Ortung

Thanks! The interesting new part (well, at least for me) is, that, according to her log, Prinz Eugen detected and evaded Hood's torpedoes. Has this been discussed before, e.g. can it be confirmed as a false alarm? Hood was never in torpedo range. The report mentions that typical sound detection ran...
by dunmunro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, northcape wrote: "My fellow deniers, May I make the suggestion to let this ridiculous topic rest once for all, simply by not reacting anymore." the same wise suggestion had been already made twice by a far more fair, credible and "neutral" person here (Paul Mercer :clap: ), but it ...
by dunmunro
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, ...I see here is the fact that many persons do not like to accept what has been declared by Adm Tovey , the C in C Home Fleet, directly involved into the Board of Inquiry/Court Martial request from Adm Pound, the First Sea Lord, confirmed by the Official Royal Navy WW2 Historian, n...
by dunmunro
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

What count is that we can confirm that Capt Ellis own autobiography released declarations ( Churchill archives ) were all correct and his memory was fully reliable, as it was easy to realize also by reading what he wrote on the many arguments he mentioned. Capt Ellis reliability is proven and the c...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Location of the ships of the Mediterranean fleet on the outbreak of WWII
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Location of the ships of the Mediterranean fleet on the outbreak of WWII

I assume you mean upon Italy's entry into the war. This volume in chapters 5 and 6 gives a fair summary of RN dispositions in the Med:

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/UK/U ... tents.html
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Feindliche Ortung

Thanks.

It's readable via google translation but I'm certain that google has problems with the technical terminology and KM acronyms.
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Of course, in the subsequent signals and in Tovey's final despatches the damages were presented as being more and more severe (to try to justify the run away, that still embarrasses these guys....) So you stand by your claim that the PoW damage report and photos were faked... :lol: Do you really th...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, I can make a list of the more severe damages sustained by Bismarck , while Capt.Leach himself recognized that PoW damages were just " superficial " few minutes after the battle :lol: and even his G.O. had sent him the boy's message "Guns are OK !", but I will accept instead Mr.Wadi...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, Dunmunro wrote: "Leach's battleship wasn't very efficient at all" A pity for Mr.Dunmunro that Captain Leach himself was not in agreement with his judgement (already just after 20 minutes from the disengagement, listing as the ONLY serious damage the one auto-inflicted to turret Y d...
by dunmunro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1652
Views: 48359

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, refusing to accept the gross provocation about the Regia Marina and the implicit allusion to nationality (and nationalism) aspects ( forbidden on this forum :stop: ), I wonder whether it is praised in any Navy that the Captain of a still efficient battleship (fact, as per Leach mes...