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by 30knots
Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck off Norwegian coast 21 May 1941
Replies: 40
Views: 14930

Re: Bismarck off Norwegian coast 21 May 1941

i must say not really to your question RF, but it does show the hull stripes painted out with only the false bow wave remaining.

Also, the barrels of the 15" look dark gray.
by 30knots
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos

but most of the captions have "received from the Naval Attache Office, London, in 1940"
by 30knots
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos

If you go to http://www.ww2db.com and click equipment, ships, battleships and battlecruisers, bismarck, then see all 24 photos at the end of the page, you can view them there, along with one or two others i'd not seen before. In photo "Bismarck fitting out at Hamburg, Dec 1939, photo 2 of 3", is tha...
by 30knots
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Re: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos

Apologies to all,

The links are not performing as they shoud. If a mod could remove this post or help ?

Thanks
by 30knots
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Turret Installation Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 4935

Bismarck Turret Installation Photos

Hi All, I have not seen these three photographs before. (Apologies to anyone who has) http://ww2db.com/images/imagemagick/tmb_ship_bismark12.jpg Installing 15-inch gun turrets onto the Bismarck, Dec 1939 http://ww2db.com/images/imagemagick/tmb_ship_bismark13.jpg Installing 5.9-inch guns onto the Bis...
by 30knots
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck speed during last battle
Replies: 260
Views: 27463

Re: BS speed - last battle

What would be the approximate diameter of this circle, if Bismarck steamed at 20 knots with the jammed rudder ? Interesting point from Bgile about the British fuel situation. Were they (the Bismarck crew) confident of another 'Hood' if they steamed at 7 knots to stabilise the gun platform ? I would ...
by 30knots
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Motor Launches
Replies: 19
Views: 5136

mmm, i seem to have been the only poster on this thread for the last x posts. Does nobody have an interest if this is one of the Tirpitz boats or not ? I found the ad/pic and thought, grey sides, black underhull, as 'worn looking' as you might expect, three bladed prop. etc Could it be ? I've looked...
by 30knots
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Motor Launches
Replies: 19
Views: 5136

What does everyone think of this :

http://tinyurl.com/2s6dxe

For sale apparently.

Thanks for any replies
by 30knots
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: 4.1"/10.5cm AAA guns
Replies: 1
Views: 14187

4.1"/10.5cm AAA guns

Does anyone have any ideas as to why the surrounding armour/housings for these guns seem to be all missing on the wreck ?

Thanks for any replies
by 30knots
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The explosives question
Replies: 17
Views: 3498

tommy thanks for your comments Bismarck, already hit once in the stern, an underwater hit AFAIK, which i understand has a greater destructive effect, still resulted in all three shafts functioning correctly. Now i'm thinking about the damaged rudder, a charge from above, in the dry , just above the ...
by 30knots
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The explosives question
Replies: 17
Views: 3498

Given the gravity of the situation, even with water surging in and out of the torpedoed compartments, one has to wonder why blowing the thing off was not done.

The ship was destined Northward otherwise, by the seas, weather etc.

As was the case.
by 30knots
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Damage to Bismarck's catapault
Replies: 25
Views: 4487

The gun run-out which returned the gun to battery position following recoil was pneumatic.
Now thats something i didn't know.
by 30knots
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The explosives question
Replies: 17
Views: 3498

Sorry,

Wasn't trying to resurrect the why didn't they try it question, simply as i first put it:
What kind of explosives were actually available ?
by 30knots
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Damage to Bismarck's catapault
Replies: 25
Views: 4487

Jose, Thanks very much for that. I hadn't read that interview with Bruno Rzonca before as well. Quite something. Gerard, Seems to me the plane was jettisoned well before the final battle (don't know much about this), hence it wouldn't be anywhere near the debris field of the sinking, assuming that's...
by 30knots
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Damage to Bismarck's catapault
Replies: 25
Views: 4487

Correct Bgile, The machine shop on most vessels i have been on tends to have an extraordinary knack of fabricating almost anything to resolve a situation. I'm still of the opinion that compressed air line damage could be repaired quite quickly, standard fittings, piping etc. Of course we don't know ...