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by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design
Replies: 47
Views: 27697

Re: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design

I am happy to see that this thread was taken up once mor. The use of concrete-type materials in Chinese and Roman as well as modern ships is well established. The Romans used hi-tech “carbon fiber” i.e. horsetail hair etc. :D The recent resurgence of interest in the Chinese explorations of the world...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design
Replies: 47
Views: 27697

Re: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design

If this is all historically correct, then the Chinese didn’t need camo: they ruled the seas at that time :D I think one source says that the guns on the treasure ships were used only for ceremonial purposes. Read: to scare the living daylights out of the people they visited.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design
Replies: 47
Views: 27697

Re: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design

As far as I know, there are no plans and all models and so-called replicas are purely imaginary. I used a photo of the model at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and a few other sources. One of the sources had a quasi blueprint of the deck outline and side view, but I forgot the link. http:...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Miniature Ship Model Meeting - Monterey, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 2298

Miniature Ship Model Meeting - Monterey, CA

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QwRPnSJvHN8/TmZCfh1OANI/AAAAAAAAvoA/O5I7K2xj_Kg/s512/Monterey2011_9_2.jpg The annual SMSC meeting in Monterey, CA is coming up soon. For further last minute information go to the 1250 message board where all SMSC communications are posted. http://members.boardhost....
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Josef Kaiser: Der Beginn der Rheinübung
Replies: 7
Views: 4219

Re: Josef Kaiser: Der Beginn der Rheinübung

Schlachtschiff Bismarck - Der Beginn der „Rheinübung“ Battleship Bismarck – The Start of “Rheinuebung” Eine kritische Untersuchung des Marsches von Gotenhafen zum Grimstad-Fjord A critical Invstigation of the Cruise from Gotenhafen to the Grimstad Fjord Josef Kaiser is well-known for his two books ...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: NEW Online NAVAL HISTORY ARCHIVE
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: NEW Online NAVAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

It is never too late, as they say....... If you need some translations, let me know, but the photos are often self-explanatory. Also take a look at http://www.hnsa.org/sources.htm for US Navy information.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Cruiser Prinz Eugen Film Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Cruiser Prinz Eugen Film Clips

I don't know if these film clips have been shown here before. Cruiser Prinz Eugen Film Clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPmkOtSveXY that follow, to some extent, the book “Prinz Eugen im ersten Gefecht” by Fritz-Otto Busch http://www.kbismarck.com/books/pgbook.html , Paul Schmalenbach’s book, an...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Merry Christmas

It is at this time every year since 1946 that I miss my homeland the most and the great joy it was to anticipate Christmas ....... My homeland of German Bohemia/Sudetenland ceased to exist then although I feel in my heart that the land is still mine as long as I live. My best wishes to you all and I...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Heinrich Kuhnt - in Memoriam
Replies: 6
Views: 3414

Re: Heinrich Kuhnt - in Memoriam

According to BS survivor Dieter Heitmann (as per Ward Carr) only six survivors of the BISMARCK are still above the surface of the water. In August of this year, Willie Treinies also died and joined his heroic shipmates without being recognized as a hero by the world at large or this MB. Perhaps, I a...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Heinrich Kuhnt - in Memoriam
Replies: 6
Views: 3414

Heinrich Kuhnt - in Memoriam

Ward Carr of the Bismarck Kameradschaft has informed me that, at the age of 93, Maschinenmaat Heinrich Kuhnt has joined his shipmates. https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B9 ... MGQ4&hl=en
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Siegfried Breyer & Aldo Fraccaroli
Replies: 3
Views: 2268

Re: Siegfried Breyer & Aldo Fraccaroli

A German friend at Marinearchiv has confirmed that Siegfried Breyer has indeed passed away after a severe illness.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Siegfried Breyer & Aldo Fraccaroli
Replies: 3
Views: 2268

Siegfried Breyer & Aldo Fraccaroli

Apparently, Siegfried Breyer and Aldo Fraccaroli died on 22 March 2010 according to Warship International. I have not been able to verifiy the information.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Re: Books for Sale

Update.... SOLD: An Admiral's Yarns, Make a Signal, Naval War of 1812, Sailor in the White House, From Sail to Steam, Bismarck.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Books for Sale

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