Djoser wrote:I'd say it could be the picture flip thing, I have seen this many times with photographs in history books. The print might have been made that way for all we know, maybe the developer liked it that way better.
Or maybe the cruiser did have time to steam in a circle around to the other side, god knows that ship was in no hurry to sink. How long would it take? I doubt the cruiser is steaming full speed. 20 knots maybe? How many miles long would the line of a semicircle around the Bismarck at that distance be? I need to find my drawing compass and plot it, that might be fun.
I think 20 kts would be an underestimate.
The way to resolve this is for someone to check the DORSETSHIRE's log at the National Archives.
Djoser wrote:Good idea. I don't know if 20 knots is low. They certainly didn't cruise around at all times full tilt, this was extremely bad on fuel consumption, wear on engines, etc. If top speed with engines in perfect running order is 32.5, would 'All ahead 2/3' be an unreasonable order for a weathered ship at the conclusion of an exhaustive chase and battle, possibly l;ow on fuel? But I am not an expert on average cruising speed for cruisers lol!
Bruno: Otherwise I wouldn’t be alive. I was there to the last moment you know, and even so when I was swimming in the water, I was 100 feet away there was not a hole in the hull from all the torpedoes. They shot 71 torpedoes and 12 hits. Not one came through. Dorsetshire shot the torpedoes during the last part I was on the ship and I didn’t notice these torpedoes.
dougieo wrote:Picture flip is possible, papers/books seem to do this quite a lot but if its a private photo this is unlikely
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