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by José M. Rico
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: O Class Battlecruisers
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: O Class Battlecruisers

The actual ships may have been a little heavier, but those are the design figures. The "O" Class was certainly lighter than the Scharnhorst.
by José M. Rico
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: O Class Battlecruisers
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

O Class Battlecruisers

Hello all, I would like to hear what are your opinions on the German "O" Class battlecruisers . How would you compare them with, let's say, the USN Alaskas, considering both types would have had almost identical displacement and similar commissioning periods? I think we could have a good c...
by José M. Rico
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: No rudder torpedo hit
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: No rudder torpedo hit

I've been thinking about the cripling torpedo hit that Bismarck suffered. What if that hit wouldn't have come at all, but, say, 1-2 hits would have been made on the ship's sides.. ? Bismarck would have taken on more seawater and her speed reduced a few more knots depending on the compartments affec...
by José M. Rico
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Scharnhorst vs a KGV
Replies: 62
Views: 10132

Re: Scharnhorst Vs a KGV

I wish people could stop referring just to "GKDOS". GKDOS is a security classification and means "Geheime Kommandosache". Stating that GKDOS says this or that is like saying in english that TOP SECRET says this or that. LOL. The actual document is: "Awa A IA 100/40 g.Kdos U...
by José M. Rico
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?
Replies: 150
Views: 29784

Re: How did you come to be interested in Bismarck?

To be honest I’d always hated the Bismarck and her crew. I served in the Royal Navy and knew his story from my own reading pretty well, to me he was the ship that sent HMS Hood and 1,400+ men to their deaths. Of course as I got older I stopped thinking in black and white and realised that as evil a...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 29, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Returns to Norway
Replies: 154
Views: 8931

Re: Bismarck Returns to Norway

You guys may find the following excerpt taken from a naval conference between Hitler and Raeder of much interest regarding the current discussion: Report of the C.-in-C., Navy [Raeder], to the Führer on June 6, 1941, at the Berghof. 1. The course of the Bismarck operation is discussed.- The Führer i...
by José M. Rico
Wed May 29, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck refuels and does repairs
Replies: 43
Views: 6442

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

This thread has been splitted.
You may continue discussing the case of Bismarck returning to Norway after sinking the Hood by clicking on the link below:


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5835
by José M. Rico
Fri May 24, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Returns to Norway
Replies: 154
Views: 8931

Re: Bismarck refuels and does repairs

You must also take into consideration the unfavourable weather conditions in the northern latitudes. Thick fog could reduce the visibility to a couple of miles. http://www.kbismarck.com/bismarck4.jpg The Prinz Eugen follows Bismarck in the fog with the help of a searchlight. 22 May 1941.
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Where is the Lister Channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: Where is the Lister Channel?

Yes, that's the place.
Thanks Tommy! :ok:
by José M. Rico
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Where is the Lister Channel?
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Where is the Lister Channel?

Maybe someone can help me.
On 13 November 1939 in the Lister Channel, the old minesweeper M132 of the 1916 type, was damaged and sunk accidentally by a depth charge dropped by the minesweeper in front of her. Does anybody know where the Lister Channel is?
by José M. Rico
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Gene Slower has passed away
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: Gene Slower has passed away

I never had the chance to get to know him, but visited his website several times. Lot of material there.
May he rest in peace.

http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/GS-USN-PAGE.html
by José M. Rico
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned

I should have said: "the first aircraft carrier of the Spanish Navy built in Spain". :D
by José M. Rico
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Principe de Asturias Decommissioned
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Principe de Asturias Decommissioned

Under normal circunstances this ship would still be around for another 10 years. I guess that this is what usually happens to a country with 6 million unemployed suffering an economic crisis. :kaput: Príncipe de Asturias, the first aircraft carrier of the Spanish Navy, was decommissioned yesterday a...
by José M. Rico
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Book, Killing the Bismarck
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: Book, Killing the Bismarck

Paul, I believe you already commented this on previous post about this same subject.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3332

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