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by Herr Nilsson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Junack's Gestapo connection isn't very important in my opinion. Much more important is his intention to keep things secret. So we don't know if this is a deliberately misinformation or not or if this is just a attempt to be taken into account of an exchange of prisoners. The depression on May 25th ...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Junack's Gestapo connection isn't very important in my opinion. Much more important is his intention to keep things secret. So we don't know if this is a deliberately misinformation or not or if this is just a attempt to be taken into account of an exchange of prisoners. The depression on May 25th w...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

What survivor and when? Kapitänleutnant Junack, after being rescued by the British. and don't forget Adm. Schiewind's positition statement dated June 1941. I see, thank you for the hint. I assume you're referring to this quote: " Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) Junack stated that it would be of importance f...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

@wadinga 2 daylight caliber firings of main artillery and 2 of the secondary artillery. IIRC Kaliberschießen is full charge. Anyway, BS already had discharged the AVKS ammunition and had received the missing half of the combat ammunition. @alecsandros What survivor and when? ...and I didn't want to ...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

In peace time the Kriegsmarine ships usually had cycles of two years. The first year was an "Ausbildungsjahr" (training year) and the second year was called "Manöverjahr" (military exercise year). A full scale battle inspection in peace time was made during the Manöverjahr. So actually Lindemann sa...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

Caliber shooting of the heavy and intermediate artilleries two times daily. That does not come from AVKS report, but from ship reconstructed warlog, for the interval of Apr 16th-30th (outside AVKS interval). They are listed as sub-calibre firings, and do not appear in the day by day entries in the ...
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW readiness for active service
Replies: 309
Views: 10934

Re: PoW readiness for active service

In any case, the fact that, in her captain own words , "the crew completely lacked real combat experience" and that the "state of preparations [of the crew] compares favourably to that of a full-scale battle inspection in the good years of peace time" , shows that the mighty Bismarck was far from b...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: That 05:21 turn

Hello everybody, ...as well as it's not quite true that 1 is always written in the same way in the whole map (as the scale 1:50000 and not 7:50000 shows).... In any case, no way to demonstrate that 5:21 should be 5:27.... Trying to speculate about calligraphy on a map instead of accepting what is w...
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: That 05:21 turn

That's not quite true...what about 0722?


...and one can notice that the distance between 0722 and 0724 is not very much shorter than the distance between 0630 and 0722.
by Herr Nilsson
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: That 05:21 turn

... (Mr.Nilsson has presented NO evidence of what he says....) ... @Alberto The problem is that the 0521 isn‘t originally part of the KTB. It was scribbeled by Skl 1/Ib. 0521.jpg The same handwriting revises Kr 15543 which was actually just a draft. Therefore it’s no wonder that we can find this ti...
by Herr Nilsson
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: That 05:21 turn

@Duncan I agree. There would be a delay, but I don‘t believe that the first turn would be unnoticed for several minutes. @Alberto The problem is that the 0521 isn‘t originally part of the KTB. It was scribbeled by Skl 1/Ib. The same handwriting revises Kr 15543 which was actually just a draft. There...
by Herr Nilsson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

Re: That 05:21 turn

I think that‘s unlikely. We have the signals and there is probably a short delay, but IMHO it‘s much more likely that the German 0521 is simply wrong. Everything else makes no sense. And that means Pinchin was always right and and Antonio‘s reconstruction is getting problems .
by Herr Nilsson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: That 05:21 turn
Replies: 18
Views: 1065

That 05:21 turn

@all @Antonio I have to get back to this post. Hello everybody, @ Herr Nilsson, I see that you start realizing that the HMS Suffolk Strategical Plot by Ltnt Paton made on June 11th, 1941 does contain inaccuracies ( almost 15 sea miles is not acceptable ) and that its small scale do provide room for ...
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 24231

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

The question is: how many shells were in one salvo?

In that list: download/file.php?id=3461 it is said that the RoF was better than Bismarck's therefore I expect from the author of that list that he can easily explain why a higher RoF is better.
by Herr Nilsson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 24231

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Aside from the IMHO questionable methodology of Alberto's table. The RoF ist a measure of what? What does it tell us about what?