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by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Although it's usually quite easy to sort out the difference between true and magnetic bearings, there are other more subtle potential sources of error as well. To take one example, it's not entirely clear in some cases whether reported numbers refer to courses or headings. (The course is the path th...
by Bill Jurens
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: New Moderator

Thanks to all for your expressions of support. I will do the best I can. As I wrote a few days ago, my original intention was to spend a bit of time setting out guidelines, etc. to keep the discussions under better control -- i.e. to guide them along useful rather than mutually destructive paths. Th...
by Bill Jurens
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

This seems, so far, to be proceeding along very productive lines. Let's all try very hard to keep up the good work and the positive attitudes. I think, for what it is worth, that taking the reconstruction step-by-step in the way it seems to be going now, is probably a good one. Then, as we encounter...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: New Moderator

P.S. to above.

I will try to put together some suggestions for guidelines and ground-rules etc. over the next day or so.

Bill Jurens
by Bill Jurens
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Moderator
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: New Moderator

My thanks to all.

I hope only to be worthy of everyone's confidence.

Let us attempt some new ways forward commencing 16 November.

Bill Jurens
by Bill Jurens
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I'm flattered.

Glad to serve as a moderator if you and others will have me.

Bill Jurens
by Bill Jurens
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I am sorry that my attempts to restore a more civil and productive discourse have not actually worked very well. In fact, I would say that we have, in some recent postings, explored new lows of civility and maturity. That being said, I am encouraged by the fact that some are still willing and capabl...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Mr. Virtuani wrote: "Can Mr.Jurens please STOP him immediately before I feel compelled to answer in the only way he deserves ? Thanks in advance." As I am not a moderator, I have no capability to stop or otherwise control anything that might be posted on this board. That being said, I do do what I c...
by Bill Jurens
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 38 cm shells
Replies: 60
Views: 23989

Re: 38 cm shells

@pgollin: Although I'd agree that careful interior ballistic analysis would likely not equate propellant weight and muzzle energy EXACTLY, considering the general nature of the discussion at hand, I'd certainly consider them as essentially interchangeable. Might you explain in more detail how they a...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

Hello gentlemen. I did want to hold back any ideas I had, in order to see how various other commentaries went. It is good to experience a period -- which I hope might continue -- of relatively civil and respectful discussion. My perspective now is that we seem to have essentially two viewpoints, viz...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

@ Antonio: I certainly can identify with your reluctance to in effect re-do all that you have been done before, using what I suspect is somewhat different -- and probably much more tedious methodology. Using this approach, however, should quickly begin to reveal -- in any particular case, and provid...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

O.K. I'll jump in on neither side. I am loath to dismiss Wandinga' hypothesis out of hand. If we do reject it -- and it may be entirely reasonable to do so -- then that rejection should be based upon very specific criticisms, based on a more Socratic technique. In that regard, I think it might be us...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I am gratified that the level of invective seems to have decreased in recent posts, and can only hope that the trend continues. I am also very encouraged to see Herr Nilsson's contributions as I have found his analyses to be consistently very thorough and responsible. I would suggest that in the fut...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's armor against long range hits
Replies: 18
Views: 3237

Re: Bismarck's armor against long range hits

Some tradeoffs are involved. A deck made up of a single-thickness plate, though typically somewhat more efficient ballistically, if mounted 'high' protects the interior of the ship, but negatively affects stability. A single plate thickness mounted lower, improves stability but leaves the areas abov...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck at DS after the second turn
Replies: 372
Views: 31273

Re: Bismarck at DS after the second turn

I find statements such as: "Mr.Wadinga, finally and definitely defeated re.his crazy theory of Bismarck turn away before Hood explosion :shock: by all competent people writing here and shamefully unable to substantiate his NONSENSE, despite kindly requested by someone who apparently didn't know yet ...