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by José M. Rico
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Schlachtschiff Bismarck und Seemannschaft

Uploaded a new technical article in German to the website, where retired Kapitän zur See Alfred Schulze-Hinrichs, an expert in the field of seamanship wonders whether the battleship Bismarck could have reached St. Nazaire by contrarotating her three propellers. http://www.kbismarck.com/bismarck-seem...
by José M. Rico
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck's fate.
Replies: 34
Views: 6723

Re: Bismarck's fate.

alecsandros wrote:... On May 26th 21:00, Bismarck was at 1300km (700 nm) distant from Brest.
The wreck of the Bismarck is 470 nm from Brest.
The Bismarck had been steaming Northeast during the night of 26-27th, therefore, at 2100 hours on the 26th, the distance to Brest was even less.
by José M. Rico
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck

Just added an article from the 1942 edition of "Nauticus" (Yearbook for Germany's maritime interests) to the website.
"Dem Gedächtnis der Männer des Schlachtschiffes Bismarck und des Flottenchefs, Admiral Günther Lütjens."

http://www.kbismarck.com/bismarck-nauticus.html
by José M. Rico
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: GHG and the related warnings
Replies: 31
Views: 3569

Re: GHG and the related warnings

To A Raven:

I suggest you register in the forums and become a full member. That way you won't have to wait until an administrator reviews every single post you enter. You are currently posting as a guest.

ucp.php?mode=register

Best,
by José M. Rico
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: 40.6 cm SK C/34's on the Bismarck class
Replies: 19
Views: 4558

Re: 40.6 cm SK C/34's on the Bismarck class

I would expect the 16"/L52 to require more turret space, barbette space and, if the ammo capacity would stay the same as per Bismarck (120 rounds/gun), given the larger volume occupied by the 16" shells, probably a larger diameter of the main magazines, and thus a slightly increased beam of the shi...
by José M. Rico
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: THE BATTLE OF WAKE ISLAND-8 DEC. 1941
Replies: 5
Views: 1848

Re: THE BATTLE OF WAKE ISLAND-8 DEC. 1941

Hello there,
Would you mind posting the source of your posts?
Also, unless it is absolutely necessary, there is no need to make use bold text.
Thanks!
by José M. Rico
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Happy Holidays to ALL!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Happy Holidays to ALL!!

A beautiful Christmas afternoon in Madrid.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
by José M. Rico
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

Re: New Tirpitz and Bismarck books

I received this book a few months ago and I can only recommend it to everyone. This is by far the best publication on the battleship Tirpitz that I have ever seen. You can almost follow the ship's movements day by day. The quality of the photos and resolution of maps is outstanding. Not an inch of w...
by José M. Rico
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Did Bismarck have a Plimsoll line ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: Did Bismarck have a Plimsol line ?

Hello Brian,
The draft marks (see photo attached) were painted over in Hamburg early 1941.
Hope it helps!
by José M. Rico
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck heading west..
Replies: 22
Views: 3071

Re: Bismarck heading west..

Admiral Lütjens initially wanted to head West. In fact, in the afternoon of 24 May, he urged Dönitz on a radio telegram to assemble his U-boats in quadrant AJ 68 (54º 09' North, 42º 15' East), so the Bismarck would be able to lead the British pursuing ships into a trap the next day. However, at 2056...
by José M. Rico
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Tirpitz vs South Dakota according to German sources
Replies: 25
Views: 3630

Re: Tirpitz vs South Dakota according to German sources

What's interesting also is that the GErmans expected NElson to be firing at 840m/s... That is not so far off from the original 823m/s loading originally planned for the guns, but which was found to cause too much barrel wear and poor accuracy. The 840mps figure was probably increased on purpose as ...
by José M. Rico
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: KGV sorties with POW
Replies: 147
Views: 8586

Re: KGV sorties with POW

dunmunro wrote:What was her displacement at DS?
Something between 50,000 and 51,000 mt.
dunmunro wrote:When was her bottom last cleaned?
mid-March 1941.
by José M. Rico
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade
Topic: For Sale: Soldbuch: Steuermann WALTER FRÜH - Minenschiffen
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Re: For Sale: Soldbuch: Steuermann WALTER FRÜH - Minenschiff

I hope you find a buyer.
I am curious, do you know if Walter Früh was aboard Minenschiff PREUßEN when she was mined in the Baltic on 9 July, 1941?
Three Minenschiffen were sunk on that day: PREUßEN, HANSESTADT DANZIG and TANNENBERG !!!
by José M. Rico
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Greatest admiral of all time
Replies: 217
Views: 68755

Re: Greatest admiral of all time

The poll votes have been reset, and all the forum members who wanted to change their votes can do that now.
Feel free to submit your votes again!
by José M. Rico
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Bismarck and Hood/Marco Santarini (book)
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: Bismarck and Hood/Marco Santarini (book)

I don't have this book, but I believe it offers a very good technical analysis of the engagement in the Denmark Strait, and read positive opinions about it. The author, a Rear Admiral in the Italian Navy, served as a gunnery officer. Could be an interesting purchase. You may want to check this link ...