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by paulcadogan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

More, the photo NH69724, showing the initial explosion phase (there is still the vertical pillar of smoke well visible, shows PoW at 800 meters from Hood and the PG film shows PoW CP hit and salvo 16 (fired at 6:00:50) at a distance that is NOT compatible with an explosion of Hood 3 minutes before:...
by paulcadogan
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 0555 turn....
Replies: 50
Views: 15083

That 0555 turn....

Hi all, Decided to pull this out of the hits on PoW thread as it is a separate topic. Here's my take on the concern as to whether the turn took place before or after Hood was hit on her boat deck: I believe that Holland knew exactly what he was about. He was closing in to a point at which he felt co...
by paulcadogan
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

Hi all, Duncan, Cag, Wadinga, Herr Nilsson.....Guys...you have made my day! My week even! :D I know opinions are divided on the matter of the time frame for Hood's demise and I accepted that and moved on. But seeing it raised again in relation to this hit on PoW, I have to once again reiterate that ...
by paulcadogan
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

I can't find any RN accounts that state that Bismarck withheld fire for several minutes. Ted Briggs. In his Board testimony he stated Bismarck opened fire after Hood had fired 4 or 5 salvos. The HOOD opened fire with the forward turrets 17 miles range, and the BISMARCK and the PRINCE EUGEN we about...
by paulcadogan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

IMHO the 15" UW could not be felt at all in CP due to its low velocity after travelling 80 feet under water, its bulge perforation (thin plates punctured) and its failed explosion. Hey....would you consider that information Leach presented in his narrative was based in part on reports he received -...
by paulcadogan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

Happy New Year to everyone! Hi Cag, Thanks for your vote of confidence! And the work you are doing is much appreciated from my standpoint as well. :clap: Once again, human interpretation and recall - which has been shown to be very faulty - is the source of confusion and we really have to look past ...
by paulcadogan
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

It's trajectory was rising relative to the ship as it passed through (12 feet inside the ship). I find this very curious. Deflected upwards after passing through the outer hull? Or was the ship heeling to port in a starboard turn? In the report, the comment was that ship was not rolling, but Brooke...
by paulcadogan
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Denmark Strait hits on HMS PoW

Put simply was this hit similar to the others, from a forward direction or as is shown on the Hood website from aft? Hi Cag, ...I think you need to look again. The Hood website diagram shows the hit coming from forward, just as described in the damage report. See hit #5 in the diagram below from ht...
by paulcadogan
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 57482

Re: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1

Someone gave me as a gift the David J. Bercuson and Holger H. Herwig book, ... and at page 153 I read the statement : "... on the British cruisers Suffolk and Norfolk, still trailing the German task force ten to twelve nautical ( sea ) miles off to the east ". As you can see not only me, ... the Ba...
by paulcadogan
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Gordon Smith passes...
Replies: 1
Views: 2407

Re: Gordon Smith passes...

dunmunro wrote:Smith's work has been invaluable in illuminating the modern history of the Royal and Commonwealth Navies.
He has most certainly made his mark and is owed a great debt of gratitude for placing this great resource at our fingertips. I hope it will be maintained. May he R.I.P.
by paulcadogan
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Death of Lt Cdr John "Jock" Moffat
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

Re: Death of Lt Cdr John "Jock" Moffat

It really saddens me to learn this. Mr. Moffat was so pleasant and humble in all his interviews and I certainly enjoyed reading his book "I Sank the Bismarck".

He survived Bismarck's AA fire to live a long, fulfilling life. May his soul be blessed to rest in eternal peace.
by paulcadogan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine
Replies: 10
Views: 14727

Re: H L HUNLEY - First Successful Submarine

Hi,

Thanks for sharing!

Looks like a frightful craft to be aboard. Some very brave men there!

Paul
by paulcadogan
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did so many survive?
Replies: 22
Views: 8639

Re: How did so many survive?

I forgot to say thanks, this is a great explanation. I wonder how long those trapped below deck survived for as the ship went down. Did they die of drowning, pressure, or suffocation? Most likely drowning for most, but maybe some were in watertight areas for quite some time? You're welcome. Glad yo...
by paulcadogan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 47312

Re: Cover up synopsis

In the preamble to his narrative, in explaining his reasons for disengaging, doesn't Leach state that he broke off the action "pending a more favourable opportunity"? Doesn't that indicate his intention that he was breaking off to "consolidate the position" i.e. get things back in working order, joi...
by paulcadogan
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: War Grave question
Replies: 14
Views: 11617

Re: War Grave question

And the Exeter is gone as well....

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/bri ... ailsignout

As RF said, their only shield is depth...