Alberto Virtuani wrote:The following Gabellgruppe could be fired at 5:58:40, 5:58:50 and 5:59:05, then other 4 semi-salvos (to get to a total of 8 full salvos) at 5:59:30, 5:59:40, 5:59:55 and finally 6:00:05.
Alecsandros wrote: "....spotting for fall of shot of that gabelgruppe would have lasted until 5:59:50..."
Alecsandros wrote: "...I think PRinz Eugen manifested a high rate of fire between 5:59:40 (?) and 6:04 (time of torp alarm)...."
Alberto Virtuani wrote:Hi Marc,
many thanks for the clarification: I will try to better fit Jasper account and salvo count based on this.
One more question: does the German text specifies whether the PG fore turrets were not bearing (thus not firing) or just trained max aft (but still in action, as the English translation does not exclude) when Jasper transferred direction to Albrecht ? Still I feel that, even accounting for 28 salvos (either partial or full), there will be too many shots to be fired after 6:04 by just 2 turrets before cease fire.
Thanks a lot (as usual).
Steve Crandell wrote: "It would be an incredible coincidence if the turrets were trained in their mechanical stops and were still bearing on the enemy."
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