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by Gerard Heimann
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Graf Spee weakness?
Replies: 20
Views: 9723

Re: Graf Spee weakness?

The Sylvester was sunk in 1945. My prior note indicated that I started with the first Liberty ship sunk, so a boat from 1945 would not have been included, especially considering that there were 120 Liberties sunk after my 19th sample. The sampling was kept random that way. I also commented that Timm...
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Graf Spee weakness?
Replies: 20
Views: 9723

Re: Graf Spee weakness?

RF, yes, U-862's Commander, Heinrich Timm liked to empty his gun! A bit surprising considering his distance from home in Pacific waters with the associated difficulty in reloading. In general, the Liberties were easy to sink, usually requiring one to two torpedoes. I took a look at 19 sinkings on ub...
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Graf Spee weakness?
Replies: 20
Views: 9723

Re: Graf Spee weakness?

RF, do you have any citations regarding Liberty ships that took such punishment before sinking? I would be willing to research such sinkings in the uboat.net website if you can provide the uboat number or the Liberty Ship name. As Tommy offers, the "backs" of these ships were notoriously prone to br...
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kapitän zur See Harald Netzbandt
Replies: 4
Views: 9007

Re: Kapitän zur See Harald Netzbandt

Hello Montyscaravan, I am sure that we would all enjoy whatever stories that you have to share regarding Kapitän zur See Harald Netzbandt.

Regards,
Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Thu May 01, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Largest eye on Earth found
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Largest eye on Earth found

Very interesting. Thanks.
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Mers-el-Kebir and Toulon
Replies: 33
Views: 5330

Copenhagen the fleet? As in mothball?
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Damage to Bismarck's catapault
Replies: 25
Views: 4545

I don't see any motivation for Mr. Rzonca to tell anything but the truth here. What he said is believable and probably reflects the prevailing conditions. If there was extended and leisurely time to effect repairs perhaps something could have been done, but that was not the case. I don't recall wher...
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: H-44: "the Super Bismarck"
Replies: 35
Views: 8391

RF, when you say that the torpedoes could only be fired by Kormoran while stationary, is the implication that the pressure of the inflowing water would cause flooding or that the incoming water would impede the torpedo's accuracy?

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Th story of the Hood and the Bismarck is 'cool' and 'awesome
Replies: 44
Views: 10538

Not intentionally.
by Gerard Heimann
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Salvage - better peace then nothing
Replies: 15
Views: 21339

by Gerard Heimann
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Salvage - better peace then nothing
Replies: 15
Views: 21339

I too wonder about the cost. I have tried to determine what the Yamato replica cost to make for the recent movie, with no luck.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Portrayal of Vice Admiral Holland, RN in a new movie
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Please see the following website, indicating Walter Hudd as the actor who portrayed Holland. Walter was 60 at the time of the movie's release in 1960 whereas Roy Hudd was 24. Setting aside the makeup challenge at that time to age someone 36 years, with so many actors to choose from there would be no...
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: False Bow and Stern Waves
Replies: 13
Views: 4014

I believe that one of the purposes was to provide a misleading view of the length or size of the ship. The false bow and stern waves depict waves considerably aft and forward of the bow and stern, respectively. With this camouflage treatment on the Bismarck it may have been possible to misidentify i...
by Gerard Heimann
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Portrayal of Vice Admiral Holland, RN in a new movie
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Just for the record, Hudd's first name was Walter. There is a Brit film actor named Roy Hudd, of lesser reknown.

Gerard
by Gerard Heimann
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Unforgettable nineteenth
Replies: 2
Views: 1752

Terje, you may want to PM Alex Shenec on John Asmussen forum. He is very helpful in all naval things Russian.

Gerard