Hood Gunnery on May 24

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Re: Hood Gunnery on May 24

Postby paulcadogan » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:22 pm

Of course Byron - that makes absolute sense. Thanks!
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Re: Hood Gunnery on May 24

Postby RF » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:39 am

With flank marking for range, would it be evident if there were two possible targets which of these were being fired on, namely which of the two targets the shot was falling closest to, when the two targets are on different bearings and not in line?
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Re: Hood Gunnery on May 24

Postby paulcadogan » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:32 pm

RF where is it quoted that PG and Bismarck appeared on two different bearings from Suffolk's standpoint? In her narrative only one bearing is given e.g.

0520 (B). Enemy bore 203°, 15 miles

0600 (B). Enemy bore 208°.


With her being fine on their starboard quarter and Bismarck and PG virtually in line ahead, I can't see how they would appear significantly separated if both were visible.
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Re: Hood Gunnery on May 24

Postby RF » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:46 pm

I may be mistaken but I had thought the position reports had given separate bearings for Bismarck and cruiser?
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Re: Hood Gunnery on May 24

Postby paulcadogan » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:14 pm

Looking back at the signals document posted by Duncan, at no time in the immediate run-up to the battle did Suffolk (or Norfolk for that matter) give separate bearings for the two German ships, but there is a separate bearing given LATER after 8 am.
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