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by 30knots
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 31511

Hi Martin,

Are the shots you posted from the same area ?

I ask this because on a quick review, in your first photo and the archive one of the seachlight, the hand/guard rails look remarkably similar.

Boxes remain a mystery though. Electrical junction boxes ?

All the best.
by 30knots
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 31511

Here's a picture of the aft AA rangefinder station. http://tinyurl.com/26s4s7 There are also some (ammunition?) boxes to the left of the picture, which may well have been closer to the rangefinder on the starboard side due to absence of the vent. In this one you can see plenty persons standing in th...
by 30knots
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Domed covers on funnel searchlights
Replies: 39
Views: 7703

Domed covers on funnel searchlights

Hi All,

Does anyone know why the two forward searchlights on the funnel had these covers and all the others didn't, even the ones mounted in a similar position aft on the funnel ?

Thanks for any replies.
by 30knots
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 31511

And here's a picture of a searchlight.

Jack B. looks like he was 'spot on' with that one. You can clearly see the three panels on the side.

http://tinyurl.com/2s2fcg
by 30knots
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 31511

Here's another view:

http://tinyurl.com/3x68qx
by 30knots
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 31511

Yep, 4th one down is one of the cranes on the funnel:

Image

p.s. hope this works - 1st time posting a pic.
by 30knots
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Debris Images
Replies: 26
Views: 31511

Thanks to Martin and Jose for these.

Could the fourth one down show parts of the gearing and a shaft of the cranes that were on the funnel ?
by 30knots
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Motor Launches
Replies: 19
Views: 5135

Hi all,

So maybe the number of launches was reduced. I can't imagine that would be the first priority in weight saving but someone probably could easily advise otherwise.

If they were reduced, my mind is boggling at the thought of the history of the removed ones.

Thanks for any replies
by 30knots
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: False Bow and Stern Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 3903

Hi Bgile,
However, the sub probably wouldn't be able to see the bow wave because targets are often hull down to a periscope viewer
Could you explain what is meant by 'hull down' ?

Thanks
by 30knots
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: False Bow and Stern Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 3903

Thanks Bgile Of course - submarine attack. My apologies, i was just thinking of a surface encounter. OK, i am satisfied as to the purpose of these false waves, bow and stern. Does anyone know why the stern one together with the side 'stripes' were painted out for Op Rhein, leaving only the bow one ?...
by 30knots
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: False Bow and Stern Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 3903

Thanks guys. For the false bow wave to 'work', the enemy would have to be around to see it. If the enemy was around, i would imagine the ship would be at maximum or near maximum speed, causing a real bow wave. Hence we now have two bow waves. I know this is all very well from a computer desk and Tio...
by 30knots
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: False Bow and Stern Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 3903

Thanks Gerard We know the false waves were intended to mislead. I'm not so sure they were intended to provide a misleading view of the length or size of the ship (i thought the dark grey painted sections fore and aft were intended to try to do this). Of course, they would but i think the intention w...
by 30knots
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: False Bow and Stern Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 3903

False Bow and Stern Waves

Hi all, Does anyone know why the false waves were painted on both the bow and the stern of the Bismarck ? I understand the false waves were intended to give the impression of speed to distant observers, who might then miscalculate estimated distances travelled, gunnery ranges etc. but on the stern a...
by 30knots
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Motor Launches
Replies: 19
Views: 5135

Hi Antonio and all,

I have seen another post or info somewhere which said the boats were removed for Op Rhein - why i don't know.

If they were removed, where are they ?

Thanks for any replies
by 30knots
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck: Main Gun Barrels
Replies: 16
Views: 20336

Bill, Many thanks for your reply. I think i understand now you have actually been there. Absolutely awesome. Forgive me for using this quote thing but one sees a 'hump' in the mud -- and sometimes the actual exterior of the gun tube -- extending outward from six to ten feet from the faceplate. Do yo...