Cag wrote:Hi All,
Hi Alecsandros, think you have that a little mixed up for the first eight salvos PoW could have fired 3 guns per salvo, and for the remaining she could have fired 5 per salvo, the British fired half the available guns per salvo to increase the rate of fire and help with spotting fall of shot where as the Germans seem to have fired in the salvo system you mentioned earlier.
Hope this helps
Cag wrote:Therefore the statement that PoW had a higher RoF and a higher number of shells per minute, or output, is misleading, obviously meant to imply that 'the guns were ok' and that Captain Leach's decision to disengage was incorrect.
With this in mind would the actuality be that the PoW had a higher Rof but a lower output?
Cag wrote: "Would it have been better to have averaged out the Guns per Salvo figure to represent the whole of the 26/18 salvos from Bismarck/PoW (E.g. 4,0 for Bismarck 26 x 4 and 4,1 for PoW 8 x 3 + 10 x 5) which would have represented the whole time more precisely?"
Cag wrote: "I understand, you're basing it on what could have been fired and not what was fired?"
Cag wrote:Hi Alecsandros,
I thought the figure for Bismarck was 104 ordered not 112?
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