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by JtD
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck draft and displacement
Replies: 37
Views: 6519

Re: Bismarcks draft in Denmark Strait

Well, yes, but the above picture shows the Bismarck underway, and draft at the bow is not more than 9.50m. Up until Denmark Strait, Bismarck would burn another 1500ts of fuel. And let her have 1 meter trim by the stern in the first picture (which I don't see, even if I look closely), it doesn't chan...
by JtD
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?
Replies: 126
Views: 12505

Re: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?

Hi dunmunro!

Thanks for that info. 2 gun salvoes still suck, even a straddle means you missed...
by JtD
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck draft and displacement
Replies: 37
Views: 6519

Bismarcks draft in Denmark Strait

I know this subject has been covered, certainly more than once, on this board already. I've had my difficulties to find the proper topic, so I decided to start a new one. I'm not sure this was brought up before. If you're looking at the artificial bow wave, you can quite easily make a good estimate ...
by JtD
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?
Replies: 126
Views: 12505

Re: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?

Within usual RN practice, Hood would fire 4 gun salvoes using all four turrets, alternating the left and right guns of each. Therefore with her fwd guns only, it would have been 2-gun salvoes. Thanks for this info. However, I do think that Hood did not necessarily use the usual practice. DoY didn't...
by JtD
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?
Replies: 126
Views: 12505

Re: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?

How many projectiles do you think Hood fired at Bismarck? Make an optimistic estimate, if you like. The pessimistic estimate is 0. Now it's obvious in this case that, even with a 100% hit rate, all hits on Bismarck must have come from PoW. How many salvos did Hood fire in total? Afaik, Hood fired 4 ...
by JtD
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?
Replies: 126
Views: 12505

Re: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?

Sorry, but the statistics are not a good reason to eliminate the chance of PoW scoring all hits. They simply don't work that way. For instance, Bismarck at Denmark Straits scored at least 4 hits with less than 93 shells expended, far more than 2% hit ratio. At Jutland, Queen Mary was reported to hav...