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by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: Hood Photos on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3402

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: 5299

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: 31860

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: 2502

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: 11110

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...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: How the guns work?
Replies: 15
Views: 10450

How the guns work?

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 02 Sep 2004 04:52:35 - Billy Can anyone tell me the step by step process of firing the big guns? Or name a website or book that mi...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Barrel angle at firing
Replies: 1
Views: 1507

Barrel angle at firing

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 05 Oct 2004 21:00:25 - Gerard Heimann Although there are numerous photos of turrets with their barrels at varying levels of elevat...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Adalbert Schneider
Replies: 0
Views: 6034

Adalbert Schneider

This topic has been moved here from the old forum. Feel free to continue the discussion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 09 Oct 2004 03:36:28 - Peter Scheller nh6vb@msn.com In the early eighties I met the German yacht "Krios" in New Calidonia. On boar...
by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Shaft and rudder configuration in battleships
Replies: 10
Views: 8861

Turning radius

Turning radius of a 3-shaft German battleship (Gneisenau) with the rudders hard to port/starboard at different speeds.

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by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 8383

HMS Illustrious

and the mystery ship is… the HMS Illustrious, aircraft carrier of the 1936 Programme, launched at the Naval Construction Works of Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Barrow-in-Furness, on April 5, 1939. The launching ceremony was carried out by Lady Henderson, the wife of Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson, G.C...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: España Class Battleships
Replies: 6
Views: 5497

I don't know of any large single volume exclusively dedicated to the España Class Battleships either in English or Spanish. I believe copies of the original drawings are for sale at the Museo Naval de Madrid , and if I remember correctly they have a very large and detailed model of the battleship Es...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 8383

OK guys, it seems that by now you all agree it is an Illustrious Class aircraft carrier and that is correct. :ok: All we need to know now is which one?

Illustrious, Victorious, Formidable, Indomitable, Implacable, Indefatigable?

Final answer posted tomorrow.
by José M. Rico
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 8383

NO, that photo is not of the Ark Royal.

Photo of Ark Royal's launching attached here; see differences.

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Photo. The launching of the Ark Royal on 13 April 1937.

Final answer coming soon but keep trying.
by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 8383

Photo Quiz #2

Identify this ship, where, and when.

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by José M. Rico
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"
Replies: 30
Views: 21957

A curious note. Although in German and English languages ships are usually referred to in their feminine form, in Spanish it is not always that way. For us the battleship Bismarck is always a "he" = "el" Bismarck, never "la" Bismarck, and it doesn't have anything to do with the name of the ship but ...