Admitted what exactly?
After kind permission by yourself and Antonio I have created a map using your tracks which reflects my current opinions:
andThe distance from Norfolk to PoW at 05:41 is 32,500 yds or 16.3 miles bearing 208T degrees.
The distance from Norfolk to Bismarck at 05:41 is 31,000 yds or 15.5 miles bearing 280T. (“At 05:41 Norfolk sighted the enemy at 16 miles. Wake-Walker’s report. “05:41 Enemy in sight 276T” Norfolk’s ship’s log)
The distance from Norfolk to Bismarck at 05:50 is 30,000yds or 15 miles on 280.3T degrees
I feel no need to flatten the traced track of Norfolk to a straight line from 06:00 through 06:20 and resulting in an unnecessary (and unrecorded) turn to starboard of 35 degrees at 06:36. PoW has just spent the last 15 minutes manoeuvring around a circle to take station astern of Norfolk and somehow steadies on the correct heading before Norfolk even turns onto it according to Antonio's latest iteration. Obviously a brief period of unconsciousness has given Leach clairvoyant powers.
If you take the traced track of Norfolk and merely shift it to the NE there are excellent bearing correlations, and the most glaring ie the 300 degrees to Hood's wreck is easily explained as Antonio has postulated:
Since Antonio knows the Real Hood wreck position he doesn't need to guess.My personal guess is that Tod incorrectly estimated the real Hood sinking position
The poorly drawn "star" on the Strategical plan is in no way meant to accurately place Hood's wreck on this small scale plan either in absolute terms or relative to Norfolk's track. It is merely an annotation along the track covering many hundreds of miles from the Arctic to the Western Approaches. There is also no representation of Crazy Ivan or the imaginary torpedo dodging movements by the Germans either. At this scale there is no point, because the purpose is to show the overall picture, not the fine detail. I believe several features, including the 03:10 Norfolk avoidance are exaggerated in representation to make them visible at all. The Strategical map is largely useless to us at the level of precision we hope to achieve.
Suffolk's strategical does show Crazy Ivan and the torpedo avoidance manoeuvre and she circles at 06:29 NW of the start of Crazy Ivan, not SW as Antonio has recently represented.
All the best