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by José M. Rico
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: U.S. Navy Torpedo Development
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

U.S. Navy Torpedo Development

I found a graphic today in my files about the U.S. Navy torpedo development that may be of interest to some of you. It covers all the way from the XIX century to the present day. Click on the image below to enlarge a very high resolution scan (4593 x 3156 pixels). The file is 5 MB large and it can t...
by José M. Rico
Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 31149

marty1 wrote:I wonder if we should ask Javier to move this thread to the Naval Technology portion of the forum?
Good idea! At this moment I am the only one who can move topics from one forum to another. I will do that asap.
by José M. Rico
Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: "Official" Version of Battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 37287

There is one thing that it seems to me you guys are forgetting. The Bismarck has already been hit, and her top speed reduced to 28 knots (according to KTB), in the time frame picture of the film you are analysing.

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by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: "Official" Version of Battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 37287

Hi Jose, ... You can ignore the facts, but that will not serve the high goal of seeking the truth in the matter. Antonio's battle reconstruction is not perfect of that I am sure, but honestly Bob when you go and say that the only evidence supporting his theory are the six photographs shown in their...
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #3
Replies: 5
Views: 7084

Correct!! It is the Dédalo (ex-USS Cabot).

I took the picture myself in Palma de Mallorca back in 1989 shortly before the ship was decommissioned from the Spanish Navy.
by José M. Rico
Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #3
Replies: 5
Views: 7084

What? nobody?

Come on! I can't believe none of you guys know this ship.

Give it a try.
by José M. Rico
Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: "Official" Version of Battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 37287

I have been following the Battle of the Denmark Strait since May 1941 when I was a 16-year old high school student in the New York area. As word of the battle became known, I switched back and forth from the BBC and Radio Berlin on our Sears Silvertone short-wave radio to obtain the latest accounts...
by José M. Rico
Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Summation of Battle Phase Two
Replies: 27
Views: 9034

Bob, I think this is a unique offer that you should not refuse, and I applaud Antonio for that. I suggest you do as he says and take all this off-line.

José
by José M. Rico
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: "Official" Version of Battle?
Replies: 104
Views: 37287

Hello Bob, I don't recall me making any such proclamation on this matter. The way I understand this, Antonio's allusions to these battle accounts as "official" versions have to do with the fact that this is how the story was more or less told for more than 50 years until your book was published in t...
by José M. Rico
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: In Memoriam Fritz Hoeft
Replies: 0
Views: 6690

In Memoriam Fritz Hoeft

In Memoriam Fritz Hoeft (1920-2004)
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by José M. Rico
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #3
Replies: 5
Views: 7084

Photo Quiz #3

Identify this ship, where, and when. Click on the photo to enlarge

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by José M. Rico
Fri Feb 11, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: WWI BattleCruiser info
Replies: 7
Views: 4634

by José M. Rico
Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: British Poem: "The Sinking of the Bismarck"
Replies: 6
Views: 5605

The poem makes for a nice souvenir of the war, but I don't believe that it has any place being posted on this forum where we honor our former foes, such as the Baron and other Bismarck survivors, as honorable men who only did their duty faithfully even though it was in support of an evil regime. I ...
by José M. Rico
Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Tirpitz plate results...
Replies: 63
Views: 27254

George, if possible send me a copy via e-mail of this report too.
Thanks-
by José M. Rico
Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: James Cameron's Expedition Bismarck
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

I have no idea what song it is, but yes, it is Rammstein. That part of the documentary seems to have been taken from Leni Riefenstahl's infamous propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" about the 1934 nazi rallies at Nürnberg.