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by José M. Rico
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: No rudder torpedo hit
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: No rudder torpedo hit

I've been thinking about the cripling torpedo hit that Bismarck suffered. What if that hit wouldn't have come at all, but, say, 1-2 hits would have been made on the ship's sides.. ? Bismarck would have taken on more seawater and her speed reduced a few more knots depending on the compartments affec...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst vs a KGV
Replies: 62
Views: 10491

Re: Scharnhorst Vs a KGV

I wish people could stop referring just to "GKDOS". GKDOS is a security classification and means "Geheime Kommandosache". Stating that GKDOS says this or that is like saying in english that TOP SECRET says this or that. LOL. The actual document is: "Awa A IA 100/40 g.Kdos Unterlagen und Richtlinien...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 150
Views: 40236

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

To be honest I’d always hated the Bismarck and her crew. I served in the Royal Navy and knew his story from my own reading pretty well, to me he was the ship that sent HMS Hood and 1,400+ men to their deaths. Of course as I got older I stopped thinking in black and white and realised that as evil a...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 29, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Returns to Norway
Replies: 154
Views: 9770

Re: Bismarck Returns to Norway

You guys may find the following excerpt taken from a naval conference between Hitler and Raeder of much interest regarding the current discussion: Report of the C.-in-C., Navy [Raeder], to the Führer on June 6, 1941, at the Berghof. 1. The course of the Bismarck operation is discussed.- The Führer i...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 29, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck refuels and does repairs
Replies: 43
Views: 6861

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

This thread has been splitted.
You may continue discussing the case of Bismarck returning to Norway after sinking the Hood by clicking on the link below:


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5835
by José M. Rico
Fri May 24, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Returns to Norway
Replies: 154
Views: 9770

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

You must also take into consideration the unfavourable weather conditions in the northern latitudes. Thick fog could reduce the visibility to a couple of miles.

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The Prinz Eugen follows Bismarck in the fog with the help of a searchlight. 22 May 1941.
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Where is the Lister Channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Where is the Lister Channel?

Yes, that's the place.
Thanks Tommy! :ok:
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Where is the Lister Channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Where is the Lister Channel?

Maybe someone can help me.
On 13 November 1939 in the Lister Channel, the old minesweeper M132 of the 1916 type, was damaged and sunk accidentally by a depth charge dropped by the minesweeper in front of her. Does anybody know where the Lister Channel is?
by José M. Rico
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Gene Slower has passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Re: Gene Slower has passed away

I never had the chance to get to know him, but visited his website several times. Lot of material there.
May he rest in peace.

http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/GS-USN-PAGE.html
by José M. Rico
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned

I should have said: "the first aircraft carrier of the Spanish Navy built in Spain". :D
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Principe de Asturias Decommissioned

Under normal circunstances this ship would still be around for another 10 years. I guess that this is what usually happens to a country with 6 million unemployed suffering an economic crisis. :kaput: Príncipe de Asturias, the first aircraft carrier of the Spanish Navy, was decommissioned yesterday a...
by José M. Rico
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Book, Killing the Bismarck
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: Book, Killing the Bismarck

Paul, I believe you already commented this on previous post about this same subject.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3332
by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Tonnage and Displacement
Replies: 9
Views: 7585

Re: Problems with tonnage and displacement

Herr Nilsson wrote:
José M. Rico wrote: Just for comparison purposes, do you know what was the GT of the Graf Zeppelin?
No, unfortunately not.
I would bet her GRT was greater than that of Bismarck. :D
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Tonnage and Displacement
Replies: 9
Views: 7585

Re: Problems with tonnage and displacement

Perhaps it's interesting to know that Tirptz's tonnage was 28,195.89 GRT Thanks for pointing that out Marc. I's not surprising considering the low profile of Bismarck class battleships (and of almost all battleships for that matter). Just for comparison purposes, do you know what was the GT of the ...