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by José M. Rico
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

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: 8402

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: 8124

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: 8402

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: 8124

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: 10184

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: 2922

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: 6229

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: 3918

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: 6431

Dear Hubertus,

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José M. Rico
by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Hood Photos on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3484

I don't think it is the Hood either. Hood's funnels were of the same size. It looks like Repulse to me.

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by José M. Rico
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British Poem: "The Sinking of the Bismarck"
Replies: 6
Views: 5416

British Poem: "The Sinking of the Bismarck"

A long time ago Sammy Holman whose father served on the King George V sent me the following poem that was printed aboard the British battleship. http://www.kbismarck.org/photos/poem05.jpg THE SINKING OF THE "BISMARCK" The "Bismarck" is unsinkable, That was Hitler's cry, But he never thought about th...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Myths
Replies: 179
Views: 32721

Bismarck Myths

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26 Nov 2003 02:30:01 - Dave Saxton As Bismarck is perhaps the second most famous ship in history, I guess that it's only natural a...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 28th May 1941 HMS Mashona
Replies: 0
Views: 2612

28th May 1941 HMS Mashona

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01 Jan 2004 04:57:39 - Keith Martin Can anyone tell me what type of plane bombed the Mashona as it returned to port from the Bisma...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Mistakes in the movie "Sink the Bismarck"
Replies: 1
Views: 11314

Mistakes in the movie "Sink the Bismarck"

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 28 Jun 2004 18:04:25 - Karl Heidenreich There are obvious mistakes in that movie, as the sinking of the Solent and shooting down a...