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by Herr Nilsson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Black objects in GrimstadFjord
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Black objects in GrimstadFjord

Behind the doors are pretty big rooms (~3x4 m). Each of these rooms had a valve box with 4 couplings for 135 mm oil hoses. Refueling at port or in the roads by tankers alongside by using the valve boxes behind the doors. Refueling at sea usually by using the valve box at forecastle and being towed b...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Bismarcks anit-submarine/ mine

4 transmitter in the bulbous bow
1 transmitter each side just before frame 230
1 telescopic device about 1 m portside of the centerline between frame 169,98 and 171,35.
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: (No) Fuelling about in Grimstadfjord?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: (No) Fuelling about in Grimstadfjord?

We have to distinguish between "Kampfgruppe" (~task force: Bismarck + Prinz Eugen) and "Verband" (~group: Bismarck + Prinz Eugen + destroyers). Raeder is talking about "Verband". According the orders only Prinz Eugen and the destroyers had to refuel near Bergen by the tanker "Wollin". It was never p...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Black objects in GrimstadFjord
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Black objects ingrimstg Fjord

1.) Oil stain. The left blotch is just below the fuel transfer door in the 145 mm belt.
2.) Garbage chute.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: water line
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: water line

Well, the November 1941 paint job instruction orders 1 m above and below CWL. CWL is 9.50 m. Obviously the waterline ends slightly above 10.5 m. It's just my speculation that the draught on construction displacement (9.522 m) could possibly explain the difference. In regard of the lower edge I would...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: water line
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: water line

José, each number of the draught marks is 10 cm high. The 4 represents 40-50 cm. The 6 represents 60-70 cm. The empty space between 4 and 6 represents 50-60 cm. The top edge of the waterline is very close to the top edge of the 4. That means it‘s about 52 cm. This would approximately correlate to th...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: water line
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: water line

Hello and welcome to the forums! The waterline is located between 8.0 and 10.45 meters from the keel. Color RAL 7016. Eh? What’s the source of these figures? The lower bound is officially 8.5 meters (but that is debatable, IMHO it‘s the lower edge of the belt armor) and the upper bound is 10.52 met...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?
Replies: 34
Views: 2043

Re: Was the battleship Bismarck really the best of its time?

Nevertheless the effect of Bismarcks AA-fire remain a mysterium. Other german ships with basically the same AA- and firecontrol suite performed significantly better in terms of aircraft downed - Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen comes to mind. Nevertheless almost all swordfish received damage from Bismar...
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Robert J. Winklareth +
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Robert J. Winklareth +

R.I.P.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Secundary guns turrets

The new Bismarck´s book mentions that a secondary turret´s crew became locked in their post because the turret scuttle was deformed and could not be opened. Why couldn´t they escape from below deck? Well....this anecdote is based on Herbert Blum's account. Following his recollection of his way out ...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Main armament hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Main armament hoists

....but not for power. I‘m not happy with my sentence. Of course there are a lot of electricity backups. I meant to say once all hoists are out of order for whatever reasons, there was no manual transport planed up to the guns. The 20.3 cm turrets of Prinz Eugen still had a so called „Hilfsheißvorr...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Secundary guns turrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1308

Re: Secundary guns turrets

Thanks!

Brower is just more detailed. My plan shows the way of the ammuniton from piles on deck into the magazines and from there to each weapons. It shows just doors used for ammunition transport purposes.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Main armament hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Main armament hoists

marcelo_malara wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Was there any manual backup for either
No. There was a lot of manual backup for automation, but not for power.