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by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 51618

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/download/file.php?id=3113 If my opinion is of any value... "Hood 1" is not a flaw in the print as has been suggested, however, it does not originate from Hood either. "Hood 1" is much closer to the camera than "Hood 2". "Hood 1" is in fact a single shell splash and it...
by José M. Rico
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report
Replies: 1
Views: 126

HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report

I have just uploaded the following document to the website: ********************************************************************* HMS Rodney Preliminary Gunnery Report of Action, 27 May 1941. http://www.kbismarck.com/rodney-gunnery-report.html (Enclosure "E" to JHW's Report, serial F-1; x-27 dated J...
by José M. Rico
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

OK, thank you Marc! :ok: :ok:
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

... with the difference between "KR" and "SSD" being the level of priority, right?
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

OK, I see.
So, I guess OU refers to the type of message, like SSD (Sehr, Sehr, Dringend = Very Very Urgent).
by José M. Rico
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

Thanks for that Marc,
But since most "Otto Ulli" signals have something to do with the Ark Royal, couldn't be a coded signal for launching aircraft?
Check this:

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by José M. Rico
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Otto Ulli Signal?

B-Dienst certainly knew what "Otto Ulli" stood for. It is one of several code words used by the Germans during Rheinübung. BTW Cleethorpes is not a ship but a powerful RN naval radio transmission site called New Waltham Wireless Station on the east coast of UK. Cleethorpes is the nearest town to it ...
by José M. Rico
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Otto Ulli Signal?
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Otto Ulli Signal?

Hello all, I am currently revising the whole war diary of the Bismarck, correcting typos, improving the translation, etc, and perhaps someone can help me with this. Any idea what kind of signal was "Otto Ulli" ?? I believe it has something to do with air operations but can't say for sure. Here are a...
by José M. Rico
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen Medical Report
Replies: 0
Views: 3004

Prinz Eugen Medical Report

Ulrich Rudofsky translated this document many years ago, but for some reason it was never uploaded to the website.
Here it is now, Prinz Eugen medical report from 18.5.1941 to 1.6.1941.

http://www.kbismarck.com/pg-medical-report.html
by José M. Rico
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS
Replies: 14
Views: 2608

Re: Prinz Eugen torpedo missed launch at DS

Antonio,
What is actually the point of starting this thread? As the title suggests it should be to discuss the deployment of Prinz Eugen's torpedo battery during the engagement with Hood/PoW, right?
by José M. Rico
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...
Replies: 589
Views: 33508

Re: Jasper, Schmalenbach and 6 salvos...

Hood took about 3 minutes to sink. She was moving at ~1000 yds/min when the magazine exploded. Hood's speed would have declined rapidly as she sank, but not instantaneously, and she probably moved forward about ~500 yds/min average for the 3 minutes or so before she sank. Hood took about 3 minutes ...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: Feindliche Ortung

Leach is being castigated for altering course when under the combined fire of 8 x 38cm, 8 x 20.3cm, 6 x 15cm, and 14 x 10.5cm guns (and after being hit by 3 x 38cm and 4 x 20.3cm shells) and the threat of 4 x TTs. Yet Brinkman (under no fire at all) and Lutjens alter course due to imaginary torpedo...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Re: Feindliche Ortung

The interesting new part (well, at least for me) is, that, according to her log, Prinz Eugen detected and evaded Hood's torpedoes. Has this been discussed before, e.g. can it be confirmed as a false alarm? Captain Brinkmann himself said he observed bubble trails from the bridge of Prinz Eugen after...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Feindliche Ortung
Replies: 9
Views: 3040

Feindliche Ortung

Here is an interesting German document from June 1941 about the use of radar, hydrophones, jammers, etc during Rheinübung, and recommendations for future operations. http://www.kbismarck.com/funkspruch-flottenchef-lutjens.html If anyone finds any typos I may have introduced during the transcription ...
by José M. Rico
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Vergleich zwischen Richelieu und Bismarck
Replies: 2
Views: 2613

Vergleich zwischen Richelieu und Bismarck

Hello everyone, Just uploaded a German document to the website from the Kriegsmarine Naval Construction Office (Hauptamt Kriegsschiffbau (K)), dated 1941. It is a comparative study of the battleships Richelieu and Bismarck. Link below: http://www.kbismarck.com/bismarck-richelieu-vergleich.html No En...