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by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: The Greatest Naval Battle in History
Replies: 247
Views: 90865

Re: The Greatest Naval Battle in History

I've just changed the poll settings.
Users can now change their vote if they want to.
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: BATTLE FOR SAIPAN-13 JUNE-9 JULY 1944
Replies: 13
Views: 3547

Re: BATTLE FOR SAIPAN-13 JUNE-9 JULY 1944

Aurora, there is nothing wrong in discussing Wikipedia articles here, but:

1. Do not "copy and paste" the whole article, and...
2. Add a link back to Wiki. In this case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saipan
by José M. Rico
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty

yes, I read that in the news. :(

I thought the ship was actually larger, but I just checked stats and it was just 215 tons. It was apparently hit by a giant wave.
by José M. Rico
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Hurricane Sandy claims HMS Bounty

The ship was built for the 1962 film version of "Mutiny on the Bounty," starring Marlon Brando, and appeared in the 2006 blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/29/us/sa ... index.html
by José M. Rico
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: Detailed Footage of Bismarck Wreck
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Detailed Footage of Bismarck Wreck

Hello all, In the following link you can find more than a hundred videos with the best footage you can find anywhere of the wreck of the Bismarck. This is not the same stuff from previous TV documentaries you may have seen before. This is original film. Special thanks go to Thomas Schmid for uploadi...
by José M. Rico
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Arado 196 launching procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 3259

Re: Bismarck Arado 196 launching procedures

Of course the Tirpitz didn't have this problem due to the different location of her cranes.
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Taranto Effect on Naval Warfare
Replies: 71
Views: 7372

Re: Taranto.

Djoser wrote:Taranto certainly encouraged the Japanese to strike at Pearl Harbor the way they did--and more immediately, had a dramatic effect on the naval war in the Mediterranean.

yes, I believe Yamamoto did carefuly study the British attack on Taranto in preparation for Pearl Harbor.
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 4754

Re: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?

sure no problem.
The editing function of the forum is set to expire after 60 minutes of posting. Sorry about that.
by José M. Rico
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 4754

Re: How many if any crewmembers of Bismarck are still alive?

Sad news indeed Olaf, :(

If you have the opportunity please extend our deep condolences to the family in behalf of our naval community here.

I will drop a message on facebook. Thanks for posting.
by José M. Rico
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: China's first aircraft carrier enters service
Replies: 1
Views: 1405

China's first aircraft carrier enters service

China's first aircraft carrier enters service China's first aircraft carrier has entered into service, the Defence Ministry says. The 300m (990ft) Liaoning - named after the province where it was refitted - is a refurbished Soviet ship purchased from Ukraine. For now the carrier has no operational a...
by José M. Rico
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Victorious and its involvement
Replies: 149
Views: 17996

Re: Victorious and its involvement

Was the Victorious armed with bombs for its Barracuda's during its Bismarck involvement? On 24 May, the Victorious had a reduced air wing of only 9 Fairey Swordfish and 6 Fairey Fulmar. Although none was lost due to enemy fire, 4 of them failed to return to the carrier on the 25th and 26th of May. ...
by José M. Rico
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: The Wreck of the Bismarck
Topic: I visited the wreck in 2005
Replies: 8
Views: 6216

Re: I visited the wreck in 2005

facebook pages are missing by now, but you can find the photos here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1506

:D
by José M. Rico
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

Re: The War Diary of the Battleship Bismarck

Yes, the actual war diary covering Rheinubung went down with the ship and was later "reconstructed" in July 1941 by the Kriegsmarine’s Office of Naval Operations (Seekriegsleitung). However this document includes the pre-Rheinubung diaries too from 24 August 1940 onwards. It can be downloa...
by José M. Rico
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Early dodumentary on sinking the Bismarck?
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Early dodumentary on sinking the Bismarck?

Maybe National Geographic's Search for Battleship Bismarck.

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