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by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 3222

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

No, I don't have primary sources to support my theory, but in my experience ship building is always a weight saving issue.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 3222

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

But Brooklyn wasn't a German warship. The German battlecruisers in WW I required 4 sets of propellers, shafts and turbines to be fast enough. Due to technological progress the German battleships of WW II required just 3 sets and were even faster.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 3222

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

What cruisers?
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: 3-shaft propulsion
Replies: 115
Views: 3222

Re: Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

IMHO the reason for a 3-shaft propulsion was simply the fact that it was sufficient for the required speed.
by Herr Nilsson
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4006

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

#3 I'm undecided, therefore I would like to abstain from voting.
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4006

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Hello Sean, I'm sure that I'm right, unfortunately I can't find the document where I've read it. Anyway, the bars are only alongside the main artillery and in case of Bismarck also in the vicinity of the secondary artillery (height is about 35-40 cm). There are pictures of Bismarck with fenders and/...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4006

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Maybe fence is the wrong word, but...
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by Herr Nilsson
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4006

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Besides the fact that the picture is heavily censored/retouched, I tend to yes.

Edit: There were small fences to prevent that the cartridges rolled over board, because brass was a very scarce material. After a battle they were collected and stored in their cases in the cartridge chambers.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait
Replies: 78
Views: 4006

Re: Some questions about the battle at the Denmark Strait

Taking into account a certain degree of uncertainty I tend to "yes".
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 11890

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

The crucial point is we don't know anything about Bismarck's GAR...but obviously something remarkable has happened towards the end of the action.
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: More on KGV Class main armament problems
Replies: 318
Views: 11890

Re: More on KGV Class main armament problems

And what if Bismarck fired in local control in the later stages of the action?
Towards the end of the morning action, guns in a group were definitely observed to "ripple" as if one or more turrets were in gunlayers' firing.
by Herr Nilsson
Wed May 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 10068

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

[Commentary redacted WJJ] Imagine there is a counter that counts down from 30 to 20. One has to estimate the current number. The current number is decremented each time. What McMullen did was to say: 30 -> far over (25=current number) 28 -> far over (24) 26 -> far over (23) 24 -> far over (22) 22 ->...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941
Replies: 251
Views: 10068

Re: Message Traffic heard by RODNEY 24 May 1941

Hello everybody, "It's just striking that McMullen needed some much time to arrive at what the Germans call "good side"" It's not at all, keeping into account that : 1) PoW had no radar assisted initial range (we can suppose, although not sure, that Bismarck had one), thus the needed adjustments. 2...