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by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Blohm & Voss Shipyard Satellite views
Replies: 5
Views: 5634

Ah, thanks! I'd forgotten aboout that diagram you have.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Blohm & Voss Shipyard Satellite views
Replies: 5
Views: 5634

Jose - Thanks. Is it possible to note on the top pic where Bismarck was built and where she was fitted out?

I remember years ago flying over the USN drydock in Long Beach that was repairing the Exxon Valdez. Those super-tankers are simply huge!

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz propeller rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Foeth - :D

Amen! Point well taken.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz propeller rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Jose - Thanks. There seems to be some confusion about the center shaft. The photos confirm you are clearly correct - looks like if the KzS wants his ship to move forward smartly, the center prop needs to be turning counterclockwise! Is it correct to assume the prop rotation was the same in the other...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck and Tirpitz propeller rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Bismarck and Tirpitz propeller rotation

This web page and Jose's Bismarck e-book both note Bismarck's screws rotated counterclockwise for both the port and center shafts, and clockwise for the starboard shaft. I assume these indications of counterclockwise and clockwise are as viewed from the ship's stern facing the bow? Was Tirpitz the s...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: BS & TP - wet ships?
Replies: 11
Views: 4872

BS & TP - wet ships?

In moderate to heavy seas, both Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were very wet ships forward, in spite of the addition of their "Atlantic" bows.

Were Bismarck and Tirpitz free of this problem? I know they were better than SH and GU, but were they described as being "wet" ships also?

Thanks.

Derf
by _Derfflinger_
Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Bracketed -- Hazard a guess?
Replies: 14
Views: 4540

Can anyone tell me about target ships, like HMS Centurion? I know USS Utah served in the same capacity for the USN until she was sunk on December 7, 1941. How did they perform their role and survive? What are these guys shooting at poor Centurion with? Practice rounds or real ammunition? (The shell ...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 248
Views: 180106

I'd vote for Midway. Not the largest number of ships, but huge resulting consequence. Turned the Pacific war around.

VdT
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Diameter of the extendable boom in the nose of Bismarck
Replies: 32
Views: 13516

As noted by Ulrich in a prior posting, Page 91 of the Elfrath-Herzog book "The Battleship Bismarck" clearly shows the full bow of Bismarck while in drydock. The boom tip, if that is what it is, is clearly seen in this photo. From the look of this photo, it is perhaps a bit bigger in diameter than wh...
by _Derfflinger_
Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Diameter of the extendable boom in the nose of Bismarck
Replies: 32
Views: 13516

FYI, I just took a very quick spin through Jose Rico's Bismarck e-book looking for photos of Bismarck's full bow while out of the water. At the launch, when she had her original bow configuration, I can see no evidence of the boom at the base of her stem. However, there is a later photo of Bismarck,...
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 26978

Ufo - Thanks, interesting! Do we know which of the four turrets has yet to be discovered?

VdT
by _Derfflinger_
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Main Turrets?
Replies: 18
Views: 26978

Main Turrets?

As the Bismarck sank, her four main battery turrets fell off as she went bottom up on her dive to the sea bottom. As she sits on the sea bed now, hull right side up, all four turrets are thus missing. Have any of the four main battery turrets been located during all the searching that has gone on ar...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun May 01, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck armor plate
Replies: 8
Views: 4592

Why is this piece of armor plate from Bismarck at Blohm+Voss? Was it a piece left over from the original construction, was it recovered from the wreck, or what? Just curious. :?:

Thanks - VdT
by _Derfflinger_
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #4
Replies: 11
Views: 11221

Jose - I enjoy these quizzes. Please keep them going. I am not very expert on the Royal Navy ships, but had figured out this one (Quiz #4) was a KG-V from the look of the bow. One thing has just struck me, however, that i had not realized. Much has been discussed about KM Bismarck being such a new s...
by _Derfflinger_
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WWI BattleCruiser info
Replies: 7
Views: 5231

Well, I'll bet that's the good old Von der Tann!

Thanks for the reference.

VdT