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by dunmunro
Mon May 11, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Some newsreel footage of the Bismarck episode
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Some newsreel footage of the Bismarck episode

http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//Bpathe/1941/06/05/X05064101 http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1941/06/05/BGU4081100 these two are of Ajax and Achilles, and then Repulse: http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1940/01/15/BGU407250070 http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//RTV/1940/01/22/BGU407250...
by dunmunro
Tue May 05, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait
Replies: 63
Views: 8048

Re: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait

Well the statement also begs the question "When after salvo 18?" Vic, you have PoW running roughly parallel to Bismarck for ~3 minutes after salvo 18, and despite the fact that PoW has 3 functioning main battery turrets, and 2 functioning DCTs, she doesn't fire at shot! C'mon, this is a complete de...
by dunmunro
Mon May 04, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait
Replies: 63
Views: 8048

Re: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait

Vic Dale wrote: ?

Below is a typical range plot printout produced by a gunnery table.

Vic Dale
This appears to be a range plot from a Dreyer table. You still haven't address the issue of PoW's Gunnery Aspects Report stating that the forward DCT was wooded after salvo 18.
by dunmunro
Mon May 04, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck and Prince Eugen replaced by...
Replies: 17
Views: 3509

Re: Bismarck and Prince Eugen replaced by...

It's in the logs at the time of the Bismarck chase. This is the highest speed I know of that was recorded on a KGV-class BB. The trials showed the following results: KGV: 28.0kn PoW: 28.0kn DoY: 28.3kn Anson: 27.62kn Howe: 27.5kn So DoY exceeded 28kn on trials, but the average for the class was abo...
by dunmunro
Sun May 03, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait
Replies: 63
Views: 8048

Re: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait

PoW never lost director control of her 14" guns, yet for some reason you have Y turret as engaging Bismarck in local control after 6:02. Why wouldn't PoW continue to engage Bismarck using Director control of her 3 main armament turrets? Why do A and B turret go silent after 6:02 when they have a cl...
by dunmunro
Sun May 03, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait
Replies: 63
Views: 8048

Re: Battle Tracks at Denmark Strait

PoW never lost director control of her 14" guns, yet for some reason you have Y turret as engaging Bismarck in local control after 6:02. Why wouldn't PoW continue to engage Bismarck using Director control of her 3 main armament turrets? Why do A and B turret go silent after 6:02 when they have a cle...
by dunmunro
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 16316

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

The greatest single cost benefit would have come from the introduction of the 20mm Oerlikon, but more quad pom-poms would have helped a lot as well. But if I could have gone back in time... I would have converted all the A to I class DDs to to 4 x 4" (2 x 2) and added quad pom-poms and some 20mm gun...
by dunmunro
Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 16316

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

The 4.5" gun was quite a good weapon and when two of the Dido class received them instead of the 5.25 due to inavailability of the 5.25, the 4.5 was shown to be a superior AA weapon (no surprise there). The 4.5" was shown to be a good AA weapon, but I don't think it was shown to be better than the ...
by dunmunro
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: War Service Fuel Consumption of USN Surface Vessels: FTP 218
Replies: 3
Views: 5375

War Service Fuel Consumption of USN Surface Vessels: FTP 218

War Service Fuel Consumption of USN Surface Vessels: FTP 218 This document is now fully online at: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/Fuel/Fuel-BB.html This is a really fascinating and invaluable document for anyone interested in USN engineering and range data, as it provides actual, in-service...
by dunmunro
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How important was sinking in final battle?
Replies: 85
Views: 8608

Re: How important was sinking in final battle?

The FAA had 15 Swordfish circling the final action, who were just waiting to deliver the coup de grace, and Tovey could have ordered Sheffield and Renown to have closed in and finished Bismarck as well.
by dunmunro
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: BRITISH AA OF WW2
Replies: 67
Views: 12402

Re: BRITISH AA OF WW2

Some prior discussions on this topic: http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=672&st=0&sk=t&sd=a http://www.bobhenneman.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1559&sid=3693d91417a7844cea0dfdab6d97f2e6 The idea that the maximum rate of fire of the 5.25" gun is 7-8 RPM is absurd. It comes from a narrow...
by dunmunro
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 41428

Re: Bismarck Speed

PE's war diary mentions "went to 30 knots" at 0008 (0108 UK time) hours on May 24th. And then 27 knots, 13 minutes later. PE's engineering log does not note this change: http://hmshood.com/history/denmarkstrait/speedgraph.jpg Yet, a similar change is noted at 0510 on the 24th! This should put an en...
by dunmunro
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 41428

Re: Bismarck Speed

PE's war diary mentions "went to 30 knots" at 0008 (2308 May 23 UK time and) hours on May 24th. And then 27 knots, 13 minutes later. Suffolk's log: " 12. 2258 (B) to 2341 (B). No change; enemy being kept in sight. Plot showed enemy course and speed to be 230°, 28 knots. (May 23) 2341 (B). Enemy bear...
by dunmunro
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Speed
Replies: 624
Views: 41428

Re: Bismarck Speed

Ciao all, into a documentary I recall having seen recently, the Baron Burkhard Von Mullenheim-Rechberg was saying that in order to try to shack off the pursuers, so Suffolk and Norfolk following them, Admiral Lutjens at a certain point decided to increase the squadron speed to the maximum under poo...
by dunmunro
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?
Replies: 126
Views: 10590

Re: Did Hood fire back turrets on DS ?

I don't know how Hood was set up. I do know the newer US battleships could accept main battery fire control input from the main director, the secondary main director, and any of the five inch directors. Additionally fire could be directed from the conning tower and I think turret two, which acutall...