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by Matthias
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Prinz Eugen im Ersten Gefecht - Original
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

So, may be it's time for me to clear the misunderstanding...

:wink:

With my post I meant that I ordered the book on the shop here in Milan where I'm used to order books and so on.
But seems that Cerberus edition has gone deaf...we still have no news from them. :evil:
by Matthias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Prinz Eugen im Ersten Gefecht - Original
Replies: 5
Views: 2893

I ordered it ten months ago, but still... :x
by Matthias
Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Very Long Range Shoots
Replies: 20
Views: 6274

Re: Longest hit

once ben hit ( Cesare by Warspite ) he overestimated the damages and disengaged. After all, of all the italian admirals which have been in duty of the Supreme Command of the Fleet, Inigo Campioni had been the only one to accept a fight against an equally strong english force. And in effect the dama...
by Matthias
Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Graf Zeppelin found !
Replies: 26
Views: 8666

Not only did GS have bow thrusters, they were retractable Voith-Schneider propellers. They could have used them for low speed propulsion, should there be a problem with the main propulsion. This is such a rare bow thruster to use, something that Israel's didn't even mention in his book, IIRC. These...
by Matthias
Sun May 14, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck's port rudder
Replies: 47
Views: 19504

Indeed, as far as I know it has been the hit on the ocean bottom which caused the huge damage on the remaining rudder (which it should be even the cause of the lacking of the port one), not the torpedo hit... :think:
by Matthias
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s un ending arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 16495

Re: Rudder Hit

On the rudders - The starboard rudder was not bent into the race of the center propeller by the torpedo hit. One has to carefully study the testimony of Gerhard Junack who I had some written correspondence with before his death. He claimed that he left the middle engine room with the shaft slowly t...
by Matthias
Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s un ending arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 16495

Oh please – let’s try and keep the big old ship within the range of it’s contemporaries. She (or if you prefer: he) was not an Überschlachtschiff. :negative: Ufo, everything you said is right and condivisible, surely Bismarck was not an Überschlachtschiff , but I'm not saying english torpedoes were...
by Matthias
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s un ending arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 16495

I think it's almost certain that a lot of that damage was done to the already weakened rudders when the ship hit the bottom. For example, the stern didn't fall off while the ship was on the surface, either. Indeed.And there are witnesses, Antonio could report it, that said that while sinking Bismar...
by Matthias
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?
Replies: 37
Views: 15651

Absolutely:

_Master &Commander
_Das Boot
_Hunt for Red October
by Matthias
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sailing ship stability
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

Also if it lies on its side, standing on the keel may be enough to pop it back up; a seagull might not do it. :lol: Of course I talking about small sailboats. Well, if I'm not mistaken it's the standard tecnique to re-capsize it on her keel, isn't it? I hope I could try it this summer, I am serious...
by Matthias
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sailing ship stability
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

Ulrich Rudofsky wrote:Matthias: Go to: http://www.kbismarck.com/archives/index.html 2.3.6. Inclining tests


Uh, you're right, I forgot I had it... :oops:
by Matthias
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Sailing ship stability
Replies: 12
Views: 5090

damn, it's frustrating to know something but not having the instrument to explain it in another language...

I'll wait for Foeth too... :stubborn:
by Matthias
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s un ending arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 16495

Even italian battleship Vittorio Veneto did it, some hours before the battle off Cape Matapan, when she was hit by a Swordfish near the port rudder.
Simply the damage on Bismarck's rudder was due to the sofisticated gear which controlled the steering and which went irreparabily blocked.
by Matthias
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Still no Trumpeter HMS Hood!
Replies: 14
Views: 5688

:shock:

No way at all, then...he owns us... :wink:
by Matthias
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s un ending arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 16495

Bgile wrote: but most of the theories are so extreme ...


In effect, I would say that a german will support the firsts and a british the seconds... :angel:

I guess a mean between the two would be the best answer.

Apart for the first question, I support theory number one.

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