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by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck photo
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Bismarck photo

Very nice foto of the battleship Bismarck for sale on ebay!!

https://www.ebay.de/itm/132800599696

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by José M. Rico
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Vice-Admiral Somerville's Dispatch
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Vice-Admiral Somerville's Dispatch

Uploaded to the website Vice-Admiral Somerville's Dispatch regarding the operations against the battleship Bismarck.

http://www.kbismarck.com/somerville-dispatch.html
by José M. Rico
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS
Replies: 31
Views: 796

Re: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS

One of the problems I believe we should address is to decouple reload interval from firing interval. All navies and all ships spent considerable time designing loading systems and drilling to reduce reload time to the lowest value time in seconds compatible with reliable operation. Prinz Eugen's gu...
by José M. Rico
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS
Replies: 31
Views: 796

Re: Prinz Eugen firing procedures at DS

Obviously, the initial salvos fired by Prinz Eugen starting at 0555 hours took more than 27-28 seconds to reach their target. At 20,000 meters the flight time of the German 20.3cm projectile was 35-36 seconds. Flight times of 28 seconds are only obtained once the distance has gone down to about 16,5...
by José M. Rico
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book
Replies: 21
Views: 4820

Re: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book

pgollin wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 am
Well, apart from the threat of a comedy book from A & A in the future ...
Please don't try to divert a new discussion towards something that has nothing to do with it. Just stay on topic.
This goes to all.
Thanks.
by José M. Rico
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book
Replies: 21
Views: 4820

Re: New Bismarck Anatomy of the Ship Book

Did anybody get the book already?
It's now available in Amazon, and after reading a couple of reviews there. it seems it is much better than the previous edition.
by José M. Rico
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

Re: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

A revised edition of the war diary of the Bismarck has been uploaded to the website. Lots of typos that went unnoticed years ago have now been corrected, and the translation has been improved overall. You may download the new updated document for free from the following link: http://www.kbismarck.co...
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 54934

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

Do you think it can be a high explosive 5,25" shell fired in local control by a secondary turret of PoW (according to Leach narrative, the HALA directors were all temporarily out of action or unable to take over the control at that time, but there is no explicit mention to a "cease fire" of the 5,2...
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 54934

Re: Bismarck firing procedures at DS

The difference is that the water column in "Hood 1" is still gaining height, while the 2 splashes on the right are already falling down. The "black color" that you mention for "Hood 1" is a grey shade on the left side of the splash but it is actually white on the right side (it just difuminates with...
by José M. Rico
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck firing procedures at DS
Replies: 968
Views: 54934

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: 195

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: 1679

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: 1679

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: 1679

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: 1679

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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