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by Dave Saxton
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 46340

Okay, I missunderstood the context of your comment. Is your comment in the context of US warships only, or also US commercial ships, and is it in the context of structrual design, and/or joint design, or welding execution? May I inquire to what the strong evidences against a systemic problem involvi...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 46340

Re: More storm damage reports.

Tiornu wrote:This is strong evidence that there was no systemic problem with USN hulls.
Does this imply that the problems encountered by others were systemic?
by Dave Saxton
Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Stern section of the Bismarck - question
Replies: 116
Views: 46340

Re: A storm damaging a BB shaft...

No idea about what caused fault here with Iowa: December 17-18 At Ulithi for replenishment and maintenance. Lost plane - washed over the side during typhoon. Damage to shaft caused by storm required USS IOWA to return to the United States for overhaul at Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco.  As ...
by Dave Saxton
Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: A few observations about of Bismarck's failed stern section
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

A few observations about of Bismarck's failed stern section

Since I don't want to get involved in the exchanges taking place on that other thread, I thought I would post some mainly technical observations about the weld designs and weld execution to the detached stern section. The implied conclusion of much of the recent posts, and many secondary, and tertia...
by Dave Saxton
Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Torpedo and splinter bulkheads
Replies: 6
Views: 3649

Re: George Elder

...... Dave Saxton is the expert here, and he has found much information on this subject. George I'm certianly no "expert" when it comes any of this stuff! I'm doing what I can to educate myself better, and I do try to share what I learn with others, as well as share some of what I have observed in...
by Dave Saxton
Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 26728

Hi, I havn't had the opprotunity to spend much time on line recently, so I apologize for not responding to your question earlier. No, it doesn't give specific mathmatical velocity data on ballistic limits. The report was done by US metalurgy experts, and it reports the typical metalurgy data such as...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Dec 04, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 26728

In the Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance, the American experts seem impressed by the quality of the German AP shells of all sizes and applications. One of the German inovations they seem impressed by, was the construction of welded tip capped AP shells, also with precisely controlled differentia...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Dec 04, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 26728

One of the things that stand out in the 1945 US report, is speculation about the German use of spaced arrays. In about 43 the Germans began to use spaced arrays in most of their armour protection systems, extensively. The American opinions and assumptions of this turn of events is interesting: "Dr. ...
by Dave Saxton
Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance
Replies: 44
Views: 26728

Metallurgical Study Of Enemy Ordnance

I recently ran across a US military study from Feb 1945 untitled simply: Metallurigical Study Of Enemy Ordnance. It examines a wide range of both German and Japanese metalurgy, including shells and armour. A central theme of the peice is the shortages of strategic materials in Germany. However they ...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Class stability
Replies: 11
Views: 6286

A few months ago I would have said: "no it wasn't used." However, now I'm less sure. There are some indications that active stabilzation was at least planned for the larger ships, too. Active stablization had been used on some earlier battle cruisers, and it is mentioned in the context of the new 15...
by Dave Saxton
Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: Bismarck Class stability
Replies: 11
Views: 6286

Re: Bismarck Class stability

Tiornu wrote:..... There are some solutions like bilge keels (which Bismarck had) and roll tanks (which Bismarck did not have).....
Hi Richard,

Do we know with a degree of certainity, that an active stabilzation system wasn't used?