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by Matthias
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Prince of Wales´ hit @ section XIV below main belt
Replies: 16
Views: 5422

Anyway, I guess PoW hit on Bismarck's bow is overstimated. I mean, we know the ship could anyway perform her maximum speed during the Denmarck Strait battle, after had received the hit. It is true that speed, later, had to be limited anyway because of the fuel comsumption, but I don't think the brit...
by Matthias
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Still no Trumpeter HMS Hood!
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

The Dutch strikes back... :clap:
by Matthias
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 55501

foeth wrote:Michiel de Ruyter of course ;)


I would have expected it...;)

None of you citized Francis Drake, but I think he was worth to stay among the other great seamen.What do you think about him?
by Matthias
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 11867

So, one evening I noticed that Rodney was equipped with two 609mm torpedo tubes.
I guess how I could have ignored it... :think:
by Matthias
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: Ships of the line
Replies: 31
Views: 11739

If you take crew training into account, of course the equation changes. Well, in effect you have to count the crew...Iif I'm not mistaken Nelson once said that the "dons" (you know don is tha spanish for lord) build great ships, but they were unable to build up crews too...;) Go straight ...
by Matthias
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: The Age of Sail (1571-1860)
Topic: Ships of the line
Replies: 31
Views: 11739

The number of guns are only part of the equation of which ship is most powerful. To serve 140 guns was an enormous job. The 74's and 100's probably out-gunned any 140. :lol: I don't understand. Perhaps you can be more specific? On the surface of it, that seems silly, presuming the 140 has a proport...
by Matthias
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 11867

miro777 wrote:wasn't the HMS Rodney, the first battleship to use torpedoes in combat (in the final battle agaisnt the Bismarck)?


No, it was HMS Dorsetshire which torpedoed Bismarck.I don't think Rodney class battleships had torpedo tubes, isn't it?
by Matthias
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedoes on Bismarck???
Replies: 37
Views: 11867

No,Bismarck was not given of torpedo launching tubes...;)

About Tirpitz, which was given of two four-tubes apparatus placed under the aircraft cranes, look here:

http://www.kbismarck.com/tirpitz.html

;)
by Matthias
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz and Bismarck
Replies: 20
Views: 8333

Re: Naval scenarios

and for the Italians on many situations was even more clear. :( :( :( The most amazing thing regarding Italians High Command is that no one, apart rare examples as Admiral Romeo Bernotti, had the honesty to recognize the responsability of the highers level of the supreme command, the so called Supe...
by Matthias
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: German Battleshipbuilding program
Replies: 25
Views: 5505

Indeed, the Dutchies had some very skilled admirals, like Maarten Tromp and Michiel Adrianzsoon De Ruyter, who died in the waters in front of Augusta during a battle and performed a very brave action on the river Thames stealing the vessel Royal Charles from the Britons.Both great seaman... :wink:
by Matthias
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Bismarck with 3 triple turrets
Replies: 46
Views: 12553

Not necessarily. The Iowas for example, had twin rudders and were very handy. The Fletcher class DD turning radius was actually GREATER than that of the BBs. But manuverability was probably the worst characteristic of the Fletchers. But they also had four screw and 212.000 HP of engine power.I didn...
by Matthias
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Denmark Strait article map
Replies: 29
Views: 8829

Hello Bob, I did not Xerox Antonio’s map on a commercial printer as suggested. I scanned the key portion of the map with my Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner and I enlarged the area about 4 x using my Photoshop 7 software. Well, I'm not a specialist, and if I commited any mistake in my reasoning I...
by Matthias
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: The Denmark Strait article map
Replies: 29
Views: 8829

The only problem that I have with your map is the separation between the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen at 0556, which you increased to 2343 yards from your earlier version showing only 1275 yards. May be this is due to the fact that the vertical scaling of the map is different from the orizzontal one.Re...
by Matthias
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The most beautiful name for a warship?
Replies: 50
Views: 13531

I was thinking today, reading the facts of the battle on the waters off Cape Matapan the night of march 28th 1941 that I really like the name of Cunningham's flagship: Warspite... :oops:
by Matthias
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Ship Models, Plans and Drawings
Topic: Introducing KM Werft Models Vimercate
Replies: 3
Views: 5381

Antoni Bonomi in Vicomercato fecit Anno Domini...


:wink:


I'm anxious to have news of this project.Indeed, I have all the will to restart to build models as soon as university would leave me free time...;)

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