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by HMSVF
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

So what :?: "There was not a terrific explosion but the officer of the watch said to the Admiral that the Compass had gone and the Admiral said move over to the after control. " who does the Officer of the Watch report to ? :lol: :lol: :lol: It's incredible that hooligans (ignorant of naval and mil...
by HMSVF
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

I think an awful lot depends on your starting point. If you think that there was a cover up, you will find a cover up. Any surviving documents can either be used for or against your initial thesis. The final reports were written in this shameful way due to simple "innocent" errors :lol: and the "fog...
by HMSVF
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, NO it is a fact , annoying this guy: Mr.Dunmunro MUST NOW show in which war operation Leach was left alone, without an admiral onboard, after the Bismarck operation. :kaput: If only he was ever serving in the Navy, that he apparently never did, he would know very well how a Captain...
by HMSVF
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hi HMSVF, I hope we are not going to see politics here, while politely discussing our respective reasons and even accepting each other observations..... :negative: I respect your judgement on Leach, without accusing you to be a "denier", but please respect my one, without insinuating "revisionism" ...
by HMSVF
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

I think that Leach did his duty and paid the ultimate price whilst trying to do so. Ive listened to the arguments from both sides and I would be honest... I haven't seen anything that would suggest that he was anything but a brave professional that did his best in circumstances we cannot even compre...
by HMSVF
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 58042

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

P.S. regarding the painting, it may be a bit exaggerated, but also Barham's bow raised by 30° (at least in the final stage of the sinking getting to more than 45°) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdrISbwy_zI. I guess Hood bows raised possibly almost vertically, but only the relatively small part af...
by HMSVF
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

I'm very happy to see that there is no other comment (except this minor one) from your side about my post to you (http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopi ... 725#p78837 )as I feel I have listed facts only (the intentional sugar-coating of the reports/documents, the exact location of the Hood wreck ...
by HMSVF
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 58042

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

position of the conning tower, which probably detached and sank nearly straight down as the bow plunged Mr Jurens, Im really glad you said this! Ive read some crazy theories that the conning tower was blown off the ship in an explosion and thats why it lies a distance from the wreck.! I couldn't fo...
by HMSVF
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 596
Views: 58042

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Good Afternoon Mr Jurens, I know that the case is different but.... Isn't HMS Queen Mary's stern now ahead of whats left of her bow on the seabed? I suppose that the hydrodynamic forces (? right term) would be different - a now bluff fronted wrecked, but floating stern section isn't going to cut thr...
by HMSVF
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

You have exceeded the ludicrous idea of Leach only being allowed to command Britain's newest battleship with 1500 crew because he is "supervised" by the diminutive Tom Phillips (Hold Nanny's hand while the nasty bombers attack) It was highly unlikely that Phillips would have chosen HMS Repulse as f...
by HMSVF
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

What I don't get is this.... What is the big cover up ? Is it because Wake Walker allegedly fiddled the charts to explain why he didn't engage? Is it because the RN couldn't sink Bismarck through gunfire? Is it because the RN tried to gloss over the loss of HMS Hood? Is it to do with the supposed co...
by HMSVF
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

PoW's command team and command centre had suffered a crippling hit. PoW's gunnery radar systems had all failed and she was facing two opponents each with an efficient FC radar system. PoW had one 14in gun out of action and the equivalent of another out of action as well. She also had a basic fault ...
by HMSVF
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, @HMSVF, the attempt to delay the HMS Prince of Wales turn away disengagement, ... breaking off the action, ... is an old story that has been already discusssed many times and always easily demostrated being incorrect by Capt J.C. Leach own report. Here the statements describing tho...
by HMSVF
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Sorry for the double post :oops:
by HMSVF
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait
Replies: 2265
Views: 139334

Re: The Court Martial for the Denmark Strait

Hello everybody, @HMSVF, the attempt to delay the HMS Prince of Wales turn away disengagement, ... breaking off the action, ... is an old story that has been already discusssed many times and always easily demostrated being incorrect by Capt J.C. Leach own report. Here the statements describing tho...