Search found 785 matches

Go to advanced search

by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 6617

Photo Quiz #1

Can anybody correctly identify this photo? What is this man doing, where, and why? Let me know if you need any clues but try first.

Image
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hull coefficients
Replies: 3
Views: 15320

Here you have Bismarck's data at the "empty ship as completed condition". Perhaps others can provide additional information on other battleships. · Ratio length/beam: 241.5/36 = 6.71 · Ratio beam/draught: 36/9.33 = 3.85 · Ratio draught/depth: 9.33/15 = 0.62 · Ratio length/depth: 241.5/15 = 16.10 · B...
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: No Swordfish shot down by Bismarck
Replies: 27
Views: 18683

Hello, The Germans were not happy at all with the with heavy 10.5 cm Flak configuration aboard the Bismarck. Here are some interesting excerpts translated in English by Ulrich Rudofsky from AVKS-700 (Artillerieversuchskommando für Schiffe), see pages 45-46: " The fitting-out with two different types...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How you can help
Replies: 2
Views: 4752

How you can help

Hello everyone, As you know one the most important aspects of KBismarck.com website is the crewmember research. Our goal is to gather the most complete crewmember database as possible, and we really need your help in this regard. What we are looking for are photos, letters, death cards, war records,...
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Questions About 38,1-cm Psgr.zu
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

To be honest, I haven't extrapolated all the information contained in those curves to look at it in detail and my copy of 100/40 g.Kdos is not very good either, but overall I think the German estimations are very close to the actual performance of those guns.
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Questions About 38,1-cm Psgr.zu
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Hello Marty, You are looking at the wrong table. The characteristics you are giving (745m/s, 875kg) are from the 38.1cm gun of the British Queen Elizabeth, the 15" Mark I. The table for the German 38cm S.K. C/34 gun is at the end of the document. The Germans only produced one type of 38cm AP shell, ...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Bismarck Wreck Salvage
Replies: 113
Views: 86685

I think it can be technically possible although it would be the most difficult sea salvage ever and very expensive. But first you should ask yourself why do you want to move the wreck at all since it is considered a war grave. Rescue methods? I don't know, perhaps something like this: http://www.kbi...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Projectile flying altitude
Replies: 12
Views: 5314

The point in which the acceleration due to gravity begins to be greater than the deceleration due to air resistance varies depending on the gun used. According to 100/40 g.Kdos, the lowest striking velocity for the German 800-kg shells of the 38cm SK. C/34 gun is 457 mps (1,500 fps) at a range of 32...
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 15" Mark I and 38cm SK. C/34 naval guns
Replies: 15
Views: 8339

Hello Javier, The German gun has much better penetration capabilities against vertical surfaces such as armored belts mainly because of its higher muzzle velocity (820 vs. 750 mps), however against horizontal decks at long range the British gun is best suitable because of its greater angle of fall a...
by José M. Rico
Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Where can I purchase a model of the Hood?
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

1/350 Hoods

Evert-Jan Foeth from the Netherlands wrote an excellent review on the Iron Shipwright and White Ensign Models 1/350 Hoods. Check the following link from the HMS Hood website:

http://www.hmshood.com/models/resin/ISWEM350.html
by José M. Rico
Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hull coefficients
Replies: 3
Views: 15320

Hull coefficients

Some concepts of interest: 1) The block coefficient (CB) is the ratio of the underwater hull volume of a ship at a particular draft to the volume of a rectangular prism (the circumscribing prism) of the same length, breadth, and draught as the ship. CB = V/(L x B x T) 2) The midship section coeffici...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 7426

Hello Tiornu, It is always a pleasure to help with Spanish books, however I know little about this one. It has been just recently released and I haven’t had time to browse through it. It has been published by “Almena Ediciones” and you can read more about it here: http://www.libreria-almena.com/NOVE...
by José M. Rico
Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: 2005 Expedition to the wreck of the Bismarck
Replies: 1
Views: 8300

2005 Expedition to the wreck of the Bismarck

A 12-day expedition to explore the wreck of the battleship Bismarck will depart Kiel, Germany 31st May 2005 concluding in Ponta Delgada, Azores 11th June 2005. For more information: Operation Bismarck.
by José M. Rico
Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What's a Bismarck to do?
Replies: 22
Views: 7969

Re: What's a Bismarck to do?

In fact the prewar years saw a race of shipbuilding between France and Germany. When the Panzerschiffe were built in the late 20's and early 30's, the French answered with the construction of the battlecruisers Dunkerque and Strasbourg which outclassed the smaller pocked battleships. To match this n...
by José M. Rico
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Report on HMS Hood in Signal magazine No. 17 September 1941
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Yes, the article on Hood’s sinking was translated in English by Ulrich a few months ago. See link:

http://www.kbismarck.com/archives/signalart.html

Go to advanced search