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by paulcadogan
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?
Replies: 327
Views: 3995

Re: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?

Hi all, Thanks to all for accepting my thoughts in the spirit in which they were given. I'm not going to belabour the points I made as I accept that opinions may differ and after all this time, I don't think they will change. That's the way it is, but hey...imagine if we all thought the same way how...
by paulcadogan
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?
Replies: 327
Views: 3995

Re: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?

Hi Antonio and everyone, Antonio, I thank you for your very kind assessment of me. Maybe too kind! But I'll try to answer you the best way I can, having given things much thought. Please bear with me! 1) have you tried to realize the real distances of Suffolk and Norfolk on a real scale map, compare...
by paulcadogan
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?
Replies: 327
Views: 3995

Re: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?

Hi guys, Consider this regarding Norfolk's actions up to 0555: Kill all hindsight. Put yourself on Norfolk's bridge at 0535. You are steaming alone on course 240. You cannot see your consort Suffolk, some distance to starboard based on your DF bearings. You believe the enemy is somewhere on your sta...
by paulcadogan
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Hoods bell
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Hoods bell

Wow! :shock: Kevin I feel your pain! Although I do understand the sentiments of those who wanted it left alone back then, what a memorial to Repulse that could have made in the right and proper place, where it could truly contribute to preserving her memory, and to symbolically bring home all those ...
by paulcadogan
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Hoods bell
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Hoods bell

Hi Kevin, Hmmmm.... seems that it's pretty standard shape as far as RN bells of the time went. Comparing to Prince of Wales' bell, to me, they are of similar basic shape except for Hood's special inscriptions. The bell was originally on her predecessor, the predreadnought battleship: Inscribed aroun...
by paulcadogan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Hoods bell
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Hoods bell

No offense meant, but is that photo really of the bell that David Mearns recovered from the wreck of Hood? It most certainly is Kevin. See the Youtube videos below. Recovery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG4YWMwkAvA Restoration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NZn3B0yCiE Unveiling: https://www....
by paulcadogan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 833
Views: 17653

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hi All, @Wadinga: Wishing you a very happy retirement! Thanks for sharing your findings! Re: Hurricanes: Jamaica is quite safe from Irma. We may get a bit of rain from the tail end of it maybe on Friday, that's all. And we should be quite safe from the next one in line...JOSE' (Hello Jose' Rico!! :D...
by paulcadogan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?
Replies: 327
Views: 3995

Re: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?

Hi all, Great to speculate, but do you really think documents would survive over 70 years under pressure of water 15,000 feet down - even in a water-proof bag or safe? We might have a better chance of finding the supposed photos of Hood's demise taken from PoW (from the IWM interview of that PoW cre...
by paulcadogan
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?
Replies: 327
Views: 3995

Re: Bismarck original KTB still existing ?

Hi Alberto! Hope you're doing fine! Such a mouth-watering idea, but unfortunately yes crazy! If the ship's documents weren't destroyed in the shelling, when the order to scuttle was given, wouldn't they have been destroyed by responsible officers to ensure they don't fall into enemy hands in case sc...
by paulcadogan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Royal Navy at War - A Sailor's View
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Royal Navy at War - A Sailor's View

Hi all, I've just discovered a series of documentaries posted on Youtube in January 2017 that feature some great footage of the RN in various phases of the war and thought I'd share. I'll just post the link to the ones I've watched in its entirety so far - the first features colour footage. Royal Na...
by paulcadogan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 425
Views: 8890

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

@Alecsandros, That link is a war game from 2005. Brinkmann put the wind at Force 3 at 0600 (8 - 12 mph, 7 - 10 knots). It was at midnight on the 24th that Leach had the wind at Force 4 - 5 from the north. @Alberto, Sure the smoke is dispersing, but the boat deck fire flared big and then died down so...
by paulcadogan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 425
Views: 8890

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Hi Duncan, I see what you're saying. But under my theory, the gabelgruppe accounts for 3 salvos. This involves firing A+B (long), then after a short interval C+D (middle) then, after re-load, A+B again (short). The gap between the first two may be shorter than that between the second two. To go to v...
by paulcadogan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 425
Views: 8890

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Hi guys, Just sticking my nose in since my name's been being called in a few posts. And I do appreciate the spirit in which it has been called whether by those who think my scenario bears some credence or those who think it's wrong. But, for the discussion on Bismarck's open fire time (which this th...
by paulcadogan
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 425
Views: 8890

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

That's the reason why I think (my personal opinion only) that the PG film (lasting approx. from 6:03:40 till 6:05, while BS was on a steady course 270° herself, after the turn away due to "torpedoes", and PoW was still turning and zig-zag-ing) is not actually showing a "fire for effe...
by paulcadogan
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 425
Views: 8890

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Hi all. @ Alberto: Yes I understand your interpretation and, from the other thread, Mark's, but the wording still seems ambiguous to me and my interpretation was the same as Alecsandros' - and it seems Brinkmann's too when he stated that the fire was started after PG's second salvo. It still puzzles...

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