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by Matthias
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s bow and aft stripes
Replies: 14
Views: 6156

Sorry, I think I got misunderstood. When I was saying that water absourbs colours, I didn´t meant that the paint itself gets absourbed, but that the light´s wavelenght corresponding to the colour is filtered out by the water, so you can´t see that colour because its wavelenght doesn´t reach the eye...
by Matthias
Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s bow and aft stripes
Replies: 14
Views: 6156

Infact, this is true for the original deeper layers of paint too.
by Matthias
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck´s bow and aft stripes
Replies: 14
Views: 6156

The crew painted both of the svastikas covering them with a grey tone may 22nd, after leaving Korsfjord. About the wreck, well, paint isn't projected to be applied on a surface dirty of iodine and chlorine salts, water and so on.So, after the permanence in salty water for almost 65 years, it's seem ...
by Matthias
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 8918

marcelo_malara wrote:In fact the shell was from Lutzow and was not APC but SAP (German equivalent to CPC).


;) I don't remember it, thanks.
by Matthias
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 8918

Well, HMS Lion received a 280 hit on her central turret from Von Der Tann too, correct me if I mistake, and the cordite was put on fire.A larger explosion was avoided by flooding the magazines, so it's highly probable that Queen Mary was lost in the same way. But I am not that sure about Indefatigab...
by Matthias
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck plans in Soviet hands
Replies: 8
Views: 5164

:shock: I have no info about this fact, but being Hitler perfectly aware of the fact he would have spread out war to the russian in some years, I'm asking myself why he should have sold the plans of his mightiest battleships to his enemy...I mean, it's not the hull of an incomplete heavy cruiser, it...
by Matthias
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: Jutland recurrent themes
Replies: 51
Views: 14555

Re: Jutland recurrent themes

I agree that all the bright ideas were British: battleships and battlecruisers were their´s, I don't: the monocaliber battleship was born in Italy from the ideas of Vittorio Cuniberti, who published his ideas on the Jane's in 1903 I believe.His ideas were made reality by Fisher, but in fact he was ...
by Matthias
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 8918

Of course!!! The cordite had by then a long history of accidentals explosions in warships. It reacted violently when burned in confined spaces, instead of burning slowly like the German RPC propellant. I am a chemist, I know...;) The translation should be Ship of the Line, Battle-ship Armoured-ship...
by Matthias
Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Battlecruiser definition?
Replies: 34
Views: 8918

Could had it been due only to the difference of propellant? :think:
by Matthias
Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 4862

I guess it depends on how big this pump was... :think:
by Matthias
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 4862

Kit-Builder wrote:Her father worked in a shipyard but since your relationship with her ended unhappily you can not ask questions about her father?


:lol:

Is not that I can't ask her...simply, she won't reply... :(


You know pride...
by Matthias
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 4862

I know a person whose father worked lots of years in the Fincantieri Shipyard in Riva Trigoso, near Genova.By disgrace our problems with reciprocal feelings deny me to ask her if her father knows something about machinery replacement... :oops:
by Matthias
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Building the Kaiser's Navy
Replies: 5
Views: 2527

Really interesting Ulrich, thank you! ;)
by Matthias
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Cameron it´s too political correct
Replies: 15
Views: 7567

You are lucky if they get the Ship right. They make documentaries for sale and to entertain not for scholarship. You cannot go and make a movie that says: 'They were not all Nazis. Some were actually quite nice.' You have to keep it simple so that it sells. Good guys versus bad guys. If you are for...
by Matthias
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Machinery replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 4862

If I am not mistaken I think that every ship has her own replacement pieces in her magazines, in order to achieve reparations directly in the sea, if the entity of the damage make it possible. I guess Ulrich is right, I cannot imagine a whole battleship being disarmed, semi dismantled in order to ch...

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