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by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Salvage of the Soviet CL MURMANSK
Replies: 0
Views: 2201

Salvage of the Soviet CL MURMANSK

The Swerdlov (Sverdlov) class MURMANSK story continues. Here are some recent links: http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2010/08/13/removal-of-the-murmansk-shipwreck-on-webcam-and-as-a-documentary/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OldSaltBlog+%28Old+Salt+Blog%29 http://murmansk.live...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: German Technology Documents
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: German Technology Documents

Here is more about fuel etc: http://www.fischer-tropsch.org/
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: German Technology Documents
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

German Technology Documents

Link to “Foundation for German communication and related technologies”. It takes a little practice and patience to navigate this amazing site Index : http://www.cdvandt.org/index.htm Examples : http://www.cdvandt.org/GHG-AN301-Beschreibung.pdf http://www.cdvandt.org/FuG101a.pdf http://www.cdvandt.or...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Three shafts versus four
Replies: 25
Views: 17011

Re: Three shafts versus four

Was there an order in the RN or Kriegsmarine to try to hit or get near the drive shafts and rudders if possible? The modern pod propulsions systems must be really sensitive to nearby underwater explosions.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Three shafts versus four
Replies: 25
Views: 17011

Re: Three shafts versus four

A Gulf War WISCONSIN veteran who works as a guide on the ship in Norfolk tells visitors that the WISKY could hit 38 kn!!!! :think: :lol:
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II

RF: Very well said! Image
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Loss of the HMAS Sidney II

Something on Wiki is not working. Try this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indianapolis
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Aufmaßbuch der "Bismarck"
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Aufmaßbuch der "Bismarck"

addedum to the above: Detailed descriptions of the “Schnürboden” method are in Kriegsschiffbau, H.Evers, 2nd ed., 1943 (rev. from 1934), part 7, pp. 354-355. It also explains the old word: “aufschnüren” means “aufzeichnen” (to draw); however, “aufschnüren” now means to untie.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Aufmaßbuch der "Bismarck"
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Aufmaßbuch der "Bismarck"

Some wooden boat building schools still use the old-fashioned lofting procedures as far as I know. The Maine Maritime Museum has a building where you can see how this was done. Now it is all done by CAD. “Offset” in naval architecture: Any of the coordinates by which any point on a hull being planne...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Aufmaßbuch der "Bismarck"
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Aufmaßbuch der "Bismarck"

Has anyone ever seen an “Aufmaßbuch” or “Schnürboden-Aufmaße” booklet for the BISMARCK? I would translate it as “lofting or loft lines book”. It contains “Aufmaßtafeln”, tables of offsets (?) for each new ship construction. I wonder if this material still exists for the BISMARCK. Example: https://ww...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design
Replies: 47
Views: 58244

Re: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design

Interesting that you mention Caligula's barge. One of the "smaller" barges of 200ft was actually found. I am trying to work out plans for an imaginary 1:1250 miniature model for my collection. There are some some interesting renditions of what the barge may have looked like at Google Images: Caligul...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design
Replies: 47
Views: 58244

Re: Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) treasure ship design

There are sound reason to be intrigued by the Chinese expertise in shipbuilding and navigation at a time the European simply did not possess these levels of skills until much more recently. Some say that Columbus did not know where he was going, and when he came back, he did not know where he had be...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 2896

Re: Nethy Bridge, Scotland

Did all Maori and Dorsetshire Bismarck survivors end up at a POW camp in Nethy Bridge for their first interrogation? Josef Statz says: high above Edinburgh...does he mean Nethy Bridge? I would guess what Statz said and meant in German was: "oberhalb von Edinburgh" which simply would mean "above" or...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Marinedienstvorschrift 147-1
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Marinedienstvorschrift 147-1

I am looking for a scan or copy of "Mdv. Nr. 147, Band 1" Allgemeine Baubestimmungen für die Schiffsbauten der Kriegsmarine (Neubauten, Umbauten, Grundinstandsetzungen) http://lh4.ggpht.com/_cqxPnGY6EF4/S1NW2lE-jjI/AAAAAAAAS1M/gy0DCWjdu44/mdv_first_pile.jpg General Construction Regulations for Shipb...