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by Herr Nilsson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

2115/1/4/41 CinC Home Fleet from Admiralty 1930/1; 'Situation at Brest necessitates our maximum effort being disposed in best manner to engage the two German battle cruisers should they leave harbour. HOOD, NIGERIA and FIJI leave Bay of Biscay area on 4/4/41 to refuel in United Kingdom. REPULSE and ...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Can the German Navy Be Saved?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Can the German Navy Be Saved?

The German Navy is paid by taxes, while the "Energiewende" is paid by consumers in the main. Energy-intensive industries are excepted from this surcharge by the way.
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

From the sources presented here only admiralty knew the different originators of her own various signals. For all others it was just "Admiralty". So there was no difference between ACNS-H and the Meteorological Duty Officer for the recipients.
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Direct Hits received by H.M. Ships on May 27
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: Direct Hits received by H.M. Ships on May 27

@Wadinga All logs of KGV, Rodney, Norfolk and Dorsetshire do not mention any direct hits (and the different "Number on Sick List" show no irregularities). All despatches of the four ships say there were no direct hits and no casualties. However, I've learned in this forum that the Royal Na...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

Just for the record Churchill in his own words:

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by Herr Nilsson
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1050
Views: 22542

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Wadinga wrote: "Did this happen?" Hi Sean, sure, I concede this happened, at least according to Duncan's list of messages (however this signal is missing in Norfolk message extract , appendix 1 to Wake-Walker report from June 5th and the message is not addressed to CS1 , it looks like an ...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

Alberto Virtuani wrote:... (a most clear sign of Admiralty intentions anyway, sent to him only in address while at some 500 sm from the Bay) ...


Apropos Bay of Biscay:

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by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

Hello everybody, @ Herr Nillson, many thanks for your responses. Here what I think and can add to this exchange of evaluations, ... some food for thougths ...: 1) The Bay of Biscay is a known geographical area, ... it is a Bay from Cape Finisterre to Cape Ortegal, ... and not the whole North Atlant...
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1050
Views: 22542

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Antonio, first of all I just want to make clear that I wanted to say I have my experiences regarding committee matters like you and Alberto have underlined severeal times that you have experience as officers regarding officers matters. I don't say you have no experience in anything else and I don't ...
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 1050
Views: 22542

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

you wrote: "When the secretary of the War Cabinet contacted Brockman...there is no indication he said what he wanted...." It was crystal clear for everybody up to Churchill (and written black and white in ADM 205/10 pag.331, 332), 333), except for YOU ONLY (you should really think about t...
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?
Replies: 179
Views: 2211

Re: Wake-Walker : To engage or not to engage ?

.... Please read Adm Tovey dispatches point 17. In particular this statement : ... the Norfolk and Suffolk, therefore, shadowing from the eastward and northward respectively at a range of about 15 miles, were not in a position to engage the Prinz Eugen ... In for a penny, in for a pound: ...who was...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

1) What do you think about RearAdm Power sending that message to Adm Tovey only at 02:37 that night ? Please consider that the Duty Meteorologic Officer had already sent the meteorological info's to everybody at 7 pm with a coverage radius of 200 sea miles as I have showed you. I want to quote myse...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.
Replies: 201
Views: 2561

Re: The KGV and Adm fuel signals on May 26 and 27.

From Sommerville's report: Biscay.jpg and Biscay2.jpg Edit: NO, I did not know that during WW2 those type of definitions of the Bay of Biscay area have been used by both the Germans and Churchill too, ... this is a new information for me. Thanks The Bay of Biscay Battle is the British title, not the...

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