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by paulcadogan
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

Hello Antonio, Because the message starts with "My 0229B." In other words this new message modifies/amplifies my 0229B. "With reference to my 0229. Vessel possibly Suffolk. Lost touch immediately in mist. Norfolk 0255B/24 If this was a new sighting there would be no need to refer to something that ...
by paulcadogan
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hurricane Nicole heads for the Denmark Strait!
Replies: 3
Views: 4270

Re: Hurricane Nicole heads for the Denmark Strait!

Hi Dave, I think is quite possible that it could have been the remnants of a tropical system! According to Wiki, there was a tropical storm (Tropical Storm 9) that developed from a system north of Hispaniola that moved north east past Bermuda, becoming "extra-tropical" with winds reaching 80 mph eas...
by paulcadogan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

Paul, Watch out with those Suffolk transmissions. Duncan's radio listing has Suffolk's (and Norfolk's) early morning 25th reports inserted incorrectly into the 24th sequence. Oops! :oops: Thanks for the correction Sean! I had indeed noticed that before - but didn't check it with this one! The signa...
by paulcadogan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hurricane Nicole heads for the Denmark Strait!
Replies: 3
Views: 4270

Hurricane Nicole heads for the Denmark Strait!

Hi folks, Hurricane Nicole - one of the long-lived storms of the 2016 season - is now churning across the North Atlantic towards the Denmark Strait and is projected to pass through the region of the DS battle on Thursday - possibly as a "post-tropical cyclone" - a system which has lost its "warm cor...
by paulcadogan
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

Hi all, Now it is very likely that Norfolk bearing 298° could have been a destroyer or a previous Suffolk bearing information, ... but not the PoW. Does anybody have an idea of how many destroyers ( 4 or 6 ? ) went north and in which formation, ... on which relative positions ? For how long ... etc ...
by paulcadogan
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

... and as you can see on the 2 IWM photos I attach here below they have been also addressed about their duty by RearAdm W.F. Wake-Walker just before departing for the Denmark Strait. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205138484 http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205138485 Hi ...
by paulcadogan
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

Hello all, To Alberto: My friend I CANNOT support your argument regarding the role Norfolk played that night. The fact is, in poor visibility, in darkness or semi-darkness, fog, snow etc. with no effective radar, how could she risk trying to locate the enemy herself! When she had done that earlier, ...
by paulcadogan
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

Thanks Antonio...that is the position I estimated just viewing the chart on the screen. So my next question would have been, why did Holland not adjust his course based on that position....BUT I quickly realized that he would have deduced that the position was wrong. Why? He had wisely sent his dest...
by paulcadogan
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

WOW!! :shock: Antonio, that is simply brilliant! The turn to the north was no mistake, it was a keenly calculated move to ensure interception based on the cruisers' position reports - which later turned out to be too far east due to DR error. If the cruisers' position reports had not been wrong, Hol...
by paulcadogan
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: May 23/24 night shadowing and interception approach CS1/BC1
Replies: 521
Views: 53420

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

Hi Antonio! Quick question: How significant would be the effect of the sea current on what you're trying to work out? That would affect the actual distance covered, whatever the direction of the current relative to the ships' course. Just asking.... While you guys are jet-setting around Europe, I am...
by paulcadogan
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Cover up synopsis
Replies: 623
Views: 44083

Re: Cover up synopsis

Hi all! Been a while, having long "retired" from commenting on this topic, but am just sticking my nose in. :wink: To Antonio: Are you saying that the honours conferred on Leach an WW were based entirely on the DS battle? Or are you suggesting that had 10+ miles and 6:03 been quoted in the report, i...
by paulcadogan
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Sinking of PoW & Repulse - Japanese animation
Replies: 4
Views: 3844

Re: Sinking of PoW & Repulse - Japanese animation

Thanks guys....interesting!

That suggests these aircraft took off anticipating the destruction of the enemy or, at least, the loss of their pilots so carried bouquets in readiness?
by paulcadogan
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Sinking of PoW & Repulse - Japanese animation
Replies: 4
Views: 3844

Sinking of PoW & Repulse - Japanese animation

Hi all,

Have you seen this? It's pretty dramatic IMHO and really captures the intensity of the action! They do try to reproduce the historical sequence of events.

Only thing - I doubt any Japanese pilots dropped any bouquets in the aftermath!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buV7IuN8i9I

Paul
by paulcadogan
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: HMS Hood Bell Recovered from the wreck!
Replies: 15
Views: 6145

Re: HMS Hood Bell Recovered from the wreck!

Video of the unveiling ceremony:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxIHJW3EYWU

Unfortunately, we cannot hear what Princess Anne is saying.

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defenc ... -1-7399595
by paulcadogan
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland 100 years ago
Replies: 10
Views: 5668

Re: Jutland 100 years ago

Short video of ceremony aboard HMS Duncan on May 31.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsFKwrpPGAc#t=107.061