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by José M. Rico
Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Tirpitz plate results...
Replies: 63
Views: 25033

George: I asked you about the results obtained from those Tirpitz plate tests because I was wondering what values made you think the results were poor. Perhaps you expected those plates to offer greater resistance to 14" shells and that made you think the tests were not properly carried out? What wa...
by José M. Rico
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Tirpitz plate results...
Replies: 63
Views: 25033

George, do you have those Tirpitz plate results at hand? What results were actually obtained from those tests? Just curious.
by José M. Rico
Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Class stability
Replies: 11
Views: 8694

Inclining tests aboard the battleship Bismarck

Hello there,

If you want to know about the actual GM, KG, KM values obtained from the inclining tests carried out aboard the battleship Bismarck, Ulrich and I just added a report to the website. Check it out here:

http://www.kbismarck.com/archives/inclining-test.zip
by José M. Rico
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Photo Quiz
Replies: 16
Views: 12691

3 is Raeder No. Raeder was absent during Hitler's visit. However, the following two individuals were present that day and perhaps someone can idetify them: Hitler's Naval adjutant Fregattenkapitän Karl Jesko von Puttkamer (1900-1981). Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant Oberst Nicolaus von Below (1907-1983).
by José M. Rico
Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Photo Quiz
Replies: 16
Views: 12691

Bismarck Photo Quiz

This photo was taken aboard the battleship Bismarck on 5 May 1941, the day Hitler visited the ship. Can you identify the men in the photo? Click on it to enlarge. http://www.kbismarck.com/photo010.jpg (Photo negative property of Thomas Schmid). From left to right: 1. ? 2. ? 3. ? 4. Admiral Günther L...
by José M. Rico
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

Electromagnetic waves, or radio waves, widely used for naval communications, travel through the atmosphere differently depending on their frequency. UHF = U ltra H igh F requency (from 300 to 3000 MHz) = Dezimeterwelle VHF = V ery H igh F requency (from 30 to 300 MHz) = UKW (Ultrakurzwelle) HF = H i...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 8133

After WWII torpedo tubes were never mounted and during the Spanish Civil War there was just no time to do that. Source I checked: Historia Marítima Española Teniente de Navío Francisco Javier Oubiña Publicación 297 Escuela Naval Militar Marin Also take a a look at: http://www.kbismarck.com/mgl/cruis...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Naval Propulsion Plants
Replies: 2
Views: 7507

Thanks for pointing that out Foeth. I tried to give only a general overview of how the steam propulsion functions. But you are right, I forgot about the old steam reciprocating engines. I was thinking of modern steam systems with geared turbines. By WWII standards anyway reciprocating engines were t...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 8133

The intended torpedo tubes for these cruisers (12 tubes, 6 per side) were never mounted. First because of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and the need to put the ships in service as soon as possible, and after the war it was decided not to mount the torpedo tubes in the Canarias anymore. The B...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Naval Propulsion Plants
Replies: 2
Views: 7507

Naval Propulsion Plants

Different types of naval propulsion plants: 1. Steam propulsion plants: This is the oldest type of naval propulsion and it is still used today by many ships. It comprises a series of boilers where coal (up to WWI) or fuel-oil (after WWI) is burned to heat the feed water and produce high pressure ste...
by José M. Rico
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Torpedo explosive charges
Replies: 0
Views: 9974

Torpedo explosive charges

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 08 Jun 2004 02:59:43 - Cesar I learned that these navies used different types of explosives on their torpedoes during WWII. The U....
by José M. Rico
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Could Vichy have saved Bismarck?
Replies: 6
Views: 2876

Could Vichy have saved Bismarck?

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26 Aug 2004 15:37:41 - Patrick McWilliams I came across this very interesting record in the "Führer's Conferences on Naval Affairs...
by José M. Rico
Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Bismarck Beer Stein
Replies: 4
Views: 5807

Bismarck Beer Stein

Hello. Of all the items available from the website's store one of the most popular is the Bismarck Beer Stein which can be acquired for $16.95. See attached photos: http://www.kbismarck.org/photos/stein03.jpg http://www.kbismarck.org/photos/stein04.jpg http://www.kbismarck.org/photos/stein02.jpg htt...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedo and splinter bulkheads
Replies: 6
Views: 3824

Torpedo and splinter bulkheads

This is no major find but did you know that Bismarck/Tirpitz's 45 mm (Ww) longitudinal torpedo bulkhead extended more than 1 meter over the 3rd armor deck and was riveted to the 30 mm splinter bulkhead? See attached drawing. Verbindung Torpedoschoot mit Splitterschoot http://www.kbismarck.org/photos...
by José M. Rico
Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kriegsmarine surface ship crew lists.
Replies: 1
Views: 5930

Dear Hubertus,

Personal requests should be directed via Private Message or e-mail to the website administrator. Feel free to contact me off-line at any time.

Sincerely,

José M. Rico