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by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 2682

Re: Nethy Bridge, Scotland

Rob, I am very glad you are well. I know that you had conversations with M-R that must remain very private forever. Sometimes, memories must also go "down with the ship". I am struggling now with memories and facts of my father that I am not sure I wish to transmit to my grown children.....
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 2682

Re: Nethy Bridge, Scotland

Don't trust my interpretation of what Rob says ..... I am just guessing. "überhaupt" has a lot of meanings that are not in the dictionary. Image
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 2682

Re: Nethy Bridge, Scotland

I think what Rob means is that M-R was a "born" survivor ("überhaupt" meaning here "without a doubt"). Even surviving as a POW showed it ..... when he had to worry about danger from his own comrades as well as the enemy. He made the best of his confinement and survived, and his illustrious post-war ...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: USN Documents, Manuals, Plans & Schematics etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 2301

USN Documents, Manuals, Plans & Schematics etc.

USN Documents, Manuals, Plans & Schematics etc. Some of you are probably familiar with this large online resource: http://www.hnsa.org/doc/index.htm Examples of content: USS Iowa schematics: http://www.hnsa.org/doc/plans/bb42.pdf USS Missouri hard aground,1950: http://www.hnsa.org/doc/bbmosalvage/in...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners

I know nothing about economics, but the Arab and Chinese economies and politics don't look very stable to me even though they are in good shape at the present.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners

The sale is in its final stages and will be signed this months. Whether the Arab financial wizards will survive for long is not certain either as far as I can see. Bremerhaven Lloyd-Werft is also up for sale....... http://www.ftd.de/unternehmen/industrie/:schiffbau-blohm-voss-verkauf-an-araber-vor-a...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Re: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners

Actually, it is a very serious problem that has to do with technology control and transfer and the possible inability for a nation to build its own naval vessels without interference or the leaking of information. The USN it trying desperately to maintain at least a few US shipyards in order to pres...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners
Replies: 10
Views: 2795

Blohm+Voss Shipyard changes owners

The legendary German shipyard of Blohm & Voss is to be under new ownership by the United Arab Emirates. http://www.abendblatt.de/wirtschaft/article1231893/Blohm-und-Voss.html http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/German-Shipbuilding-Restructured-UAEs-Firm-Buys-BlohmVoss-05873/ http://www.abendblatt.de...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: The German Dreadnought Kaiserin
Replies: 36
Views: 19996

Re: The German Dreadnought Kaiserin

Is it just me or is the Kaiser class the forgotten class of the HSF? By that I mean I can always find plenty of pcitures on-line of the Badens, Konigs, Helgolands and Nassau's but for some reason a google search of the Kaiser class doesnt get much of a return :? Try "Kaiser Klasse". The five ships ...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Nethy Bridge, Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 2682

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?
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Helmuth Brinkmann Quote
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

Re: Helmuth Brinkmann Quote

I would think so, but I just cannot locate it.
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Helmuth Brinkmann Quote
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

Helmuth Brinkmann Quote

Does anyone know the source of the original statement that Captain Brinkmann of the "Prinz Eugen" apparently made shortly after the "HMS Hood" exploded? „Ruhe in den Telefonen. Denkt daran, daß auch in England auf jeden Mann eine Mutter wartet!“ “Silence on the telephones. Remember that even in Engl...
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Photos I never saw
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: Photos I never saw

http://forum-marinearchiv.de/smf/index. ... icseen#new

Peter K. thinks the are from the World Cruise of 1923-24......
by Ulrich Rudofsky
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy Teacher Scale 1:500 USN Training
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy Teacher Scale 1:500 USN Training

H.A. Framburg of Chicago was one of the makers of teacher scale (1:500) and identification (1:1200) models for the USN. Other major manufacturers were Comet Metal Products and South Salem Studios; Bessarabis and van Ryper were also good model makers, but it is said that they could not meet the USN’s...