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by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Naval Propulsion
Topic: Shaft and rudder configuration in battleships
Replies: 10
Views: 7791

Turning radius

Turning radius of a 3-shaft German battleship (Gneisenau) with the rudders hard to port/starboard at different speeds.

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by José M. Rico
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7574

HMS Illustrious

and the mystery ship is… the HMS Illustrious, aircraft carrier of the 1936 Programme, launched at the Naval Construction Works of Vickers-Armstrongs Limited, Barrow-in-Furness, on April 5, 1939. The launching ceremony was carried out by Lady Henderson, the wife of Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson, G.C...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: The Dreadnought Era (1906-1921)
Topic: España Class Battleships
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

I don't know of any large single volume exclusively dedicated to the España Class Battleships either in English or Spanish. I believe copies of the original drawings are for sale at the Museo Naval de Madrid , and if I remember correctly they have a very large and detailed model of the battleship Es...
by José M. Rico
Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7574

OK guys, it seems that by now you all agree it is an Illustrious Class aircraft carrier and that is correct. :ok: All we need to know now is which one?

Illustrious, Victorious, Formidable, Indomitable, Implacable, Indefatigable?

Final answer posted tomorrow.
by José M. Rico
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7574

NO, that photo is not of the Ark Royal.

Photo of Ark Royal's launching attached here; see differences.

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Photo. The launching of the Ark Royal on 13 April 1937.

Final answer coming soon but keep trying.
by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #2
Replies: 12
Views: 7574

Photo Quiz #2

Identify this ship, where, and when.

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by José M. Rico
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck proper name "He" or "She"
Replies: 30
Views: 20883

A curious note. Although in German and English languages ships are usually referred to in their feminine form, in Spanish it is not always that way. For us the battleship Bismarck is always a "he" = "el" Bismarck, never "la" Bismarck, and it doesn't have anything to do with the name of the ship but ...
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Lieutenant-Commander Werner Nobis
Replies: 2
Views: 5631

Lieutenant-Commander Werner Nobis is a fictitious character just like many others in this book. However, real Bismarck crewmembers such as Lieutenant-Commander Junack, Leading Seaman Rzonca, and the wounded Luettich are mentioned too.
by José M. Rico
Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 7273

Tirpitz indeed

Hello everyone. The photo is indeed of the Tirpitz, and it was taken at the time she was being broken up. The man cutting the sloped armor deck is inside one of the ship's wing tanks. At first it is a bit difficult to notice that but keep in mind that because the Tirpitz capsized her hull stands dow...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 7273

A couple of clues

I don't know if the photo is reversed but it could be possible. Here are a couple of clues:

Clue #1: The photo is post-1945.

Clue #2: The armor plate the man is cutting is German homogeneous Wh (Wotan hart) 110-120 mm thick.
by José M. Rico
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Warship Photos
Topic: Photo Quiz #1
Replies: 9
Views: 7273

Photo Quiz #1

Can anybody correctly identify this photo? What is this man doing, where, and why? Let me know if you need any clues but try first.

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by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Hull coefficients
Replies: 3
Views: 15717

Here you have Bismarck's data at the "empty ship as completed condition". Perhaps others can provide additional information on other battleships. · Ratio length/beam: 241.5/36 = 6.71 · Ratio beam/draught: 36/9.33 = 3.85 · Ratio draught/depth: 9.33/15 = 0.62 · Ratio length/depth: 241.5/15 = 16.10 · B...
by José M. Rico
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: No Swordfish shot down by Bismarck
Replies: 27
Views: 21836

Hello, The Germans were not happy at all with the with heavy 10.5 cm Flak configuration aboard the Bismarck. Here are some interesting excerpts translated in English by Ulrich Rudofsky from AVKS-700 (Artillerieversuchskommando für Schiffe), see pages 45-46: " The fitting-out with two different types...
by José M. Rico
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: How you can help
Replies: 2
Views: 5700

How you can help

Hello everyone, As you know one the most important aspects of KBismarck.com website is the crewmember research. Our goal is to gather the most complete crewmember database as possible, and we really need your help in this regard. What we are looking for are photos, letters, death cards, war records,...
by José M. Rico
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Questions About 38,1-cm Psgr.zu
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

To be honest, I haven't extrapolated all the information contained in those curves to look at it in detail and my copy of 100/40 g.Kdos is not very good either, but overall I think the German estimations are very close to the actual performance of those guns.