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by Tiornu
Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck: Scuttled or Sunk?
Replies: 206
Views: 59397

Re: Scuttled or Sunk?

This scuttle/sunk question has been a mystery to me for many years. Why do people give such close scrutiny to Bismarck but not to the multiple dozens and dozens and dozens of other ships in WWII that were also scuttled after battle damage? Scuttling is a standard practice. If your mortally wounded s...
by Tiornu
Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"
Replies: 30
Views: 18881

Re: I concur

The skipper certainly has the position to lead his men in a pep rally, but of course he has no standing as a guide to usage. His exact words were, "So powerful a ship as this could only be a he, not a she." (Well, "exact" is relative--I don't think he was speaking English!) This of course was simply...
by Tiornu
Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 15" Mark I and 38cm SK. C/34 naval guns
Replies: 15
Views: 7921

Re: 15" Mark I and 38cm SK. C/34 naval guns

This will help you in your comparison:
http://www.geocities.com/kop_mic/
by Tiornu
Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 6990

Thanks. If you learn any more specifics, please let me know.
by Tiornu
Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias
Replies: 17
Views: 6990

Spanish Book Cruiser Canarias

Has anyone had a look at Historia y Estela del Crucero Canarias by Jose Barcelo-Fortuny? I'm curious to know if it has any armor schematics or other technical information that might be useful for me.
by Tiornu
Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What's a Bismarck to do?
Replies: 22
Views: 7668

Re: What's a Bismarck to do?

Yeah, once you throw Britain into the mix, things get hopeless in a hurry.
by Tiornu
Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: What's a Bismarck to do?
Replies: 22
Views: 7668

What's a Bismarck to do?

Given the treaty situation and the evident concern for Richelieu in the Bismarck design process, it's clear that Bismarck's planners had in mind a war with France. What would Bismarck's role have been in a war against France? Was she fated to play the overgrown cruiser, or did the Germans have an ac...
by Tiornu
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Director Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2424

Could the turrets themselves act as directors for each other? What FC gear was in the turrets?
Is there a representational schematic anywhere showing the FC system layout?
by Tiornu
Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Director Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2424

Director Question

How many separate stations did Bismarck have from which the entire main battery could be directed?
Where exactly in the ship were the FC calculations performed?

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