probably you have failed to realize that I am just using Pinchin original tracks and bearings for Suffolk and Norfolk and surely NOT his traced distances on " The Plot " toward enemy and BC1.
Those distances have been given to him from the bridge as he himself wrote on that map, and those are surely incorrect as reported just as my map above is clearly demonstrating you by just putting back the VISUAL bearings were they belong.
the strategical map is all we have since somebody took the freedom to hide the tactical plots forever for Norfolk and Suffolk, so we have to rely on that to check and correct in case of need the Pinchin original tracks on " The Plot" , using the showed courses and course changes and for this job his precise enough.
As you can see and verify, once the VISUAL bearings are ALL correctly positioned, ... the R.D/F ones are perfect as well, ... thus confirming that they were correct as well.
@ Herr Nillson,
talking about somebody releasing very precise and reliable declarations and never changing them after, ... here what the Flag Officer of the Norfolk was communicating to his Admiralty about his ship position and the Hood sinking position.
At 05:41 my position, HMS Norfolk, his 63° 39' N and 31° 10' W ( point A ), while in reality he was 10 sea miles to SW on bearing 245° from the communicated position ( Point C )
At 06:29 my position, still Norfolk of course, is 63° 22' N and 31° 46' W ( point B ) and again he was 10 sea miles to SW on bearing 245° from that communicated position ( point D ).
So the error was consistent with the one before and confirms my re-construction above being correct, he sailed exactly the track I have traced in BLUE not so different from the Pinchin original track. The only difference is that he thought to go from point A to point B, while he was going from point C to point D, with the same track and distances sailed anyhow.
Now we move to his masterpieces, the 3 different position of Hood sinking place.
1) at 06:15 he communicated : Hood sunk on position 63°20' N and 31° 50' W.
2) at 06:37 he communicated : Hood sunk on position 63°21' N and 31° 47' W.
3) On "The Plot" Pinchin put Hood sinking position at : 63°23' N and 31° 55' W with Norfolk sailing at 2,5 sea miles from Hood sinking place at 06:30 and 2 sea miles south of her at 06:40.
Now, try to see with me what was possible from what was NOT possible.
If at 06:00 Norfolk was having Hood exploding on bearing 230° T from her position, and she changed course from 250°T to 215° T on that moment, surely she was NOT going to sail close to Hood sinking position, this is for sure since she was diverging from that position.
To go there she must have sailed a course 230°T, while she sailed on course 215° T as we can see on the Strategical plot by Tod.
This diverging angle caused the distance from Hood sinking position we can measure at 06:20 at 06:30 and after at 06:40 when Norfolk was on course 250°T from 06:36 more or less.
How come they thought Hood was on the position they communicated at 06:15 and 06:37 is very hard to imagine, ... surely " The Plot " at least showed that they sailed at least a couple of sea miles away from that place to the south east, ... like it happened in reality, ... even if they were a lot more distant just like David Mearns perfectly explained and re-constructed on his book.
In order to honor a soldier, we have to tell the truth about what happened over there. The whole, hard, cold truth. And until we do that, we dishonor her and every soldier who died, who gave their life for their country. ( Courage Under Fire )