... and corrected their mistake in 1950 and changed it to 06:13 again.
Antonio Bonomi wrote:At this point would you mind to agree that your above statement was incorrect ? I mean this one :... and corrected their mistake in 1950 and changed it to 06:13 again.
The correction from 06.13 to 06.03 was the last one by the Admiralty, ... and has never been corrected back to 06.13 after.
Antonio Bonomi wrote:The 06.13 time for the PoW turn away was first written by RearAdmiral Wake-Walker on his report at point 10, this is a fact. Adm Tovey probably took it fromthere and used it on his despatches at point 19, this is another fact. No typo and no errors.
The fact that this time was incorrect was certified by the Admiralty on 1948.
All four ships opened fire at a range of about 25,000 yards between 5.52 and 5.53 a.m. and the two German ships concentrated their fire initially on the Hood...
...In these circumstances Captain Leach decided to break off the action and, at 6.13, turned away under cover of smoke...
Antonio Bonomi wrote:Hello everybody,
I am really sorry for you Duncan, .... Roskill will never be more " official " than the Admiralty documents and position.
More, ... surely nothing will be more Official than the German original documents and Adm Lutjens message timings.
surely nothing will be more Official than the German original documents
Antonio Bonomi wrote:Helloeverybody,
@ Dunmunro & Wadinga,
there is no doubt that the Official document everybody must refer to is Adm Lutjens radio message dedicated to those events, ... the Hood explosion and the Bismarck open fire ( engagement duration of almost 5 minutes ), ... so 06.00 and 05.55.
For the Hood explosion time we have long discussed about the Prinz Eugen KTB entry of 20 seconds written between 06.00 and 06.01.
The photo Nh 69724 with the presence of the PoW salvoes 13th and 14th in the air leave no doubts on the correct timing, once associated to the PoW gunnery plot timing. There is a dedicated thread about it ...
Similarly, the photo Nh 69722 associated to Jasper gunnery report leave no doubts to the correct timing of Bismarck opening fire in conjunction with Prinz Eugen,... after the JOT DORA being received and reported by Jasper at 05.55, ... perfectly in line with Adm Lutjens radio message provided timing.
It should be not so difficult to be realized, verified and understood ... by everybody.
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