the German ship track main reference I have used to realize my German ship tracks on my map is the Prinz Eugen official battle map track, ... and you can find it here in :
http://www.hmshood.com/history/denmarks ... tlemap.htm
Obviously I have a much better copy from the Bundesarchiv from where everybody can obtain a photographic copy, ... pretty expansive but a lot more clear and also in colors.
The Bismarck run track I added on top of the Prinz Eugen one was based mainly on reports, photographic and film evidence.
One of the most critical area to be analyzed in deeper details is the one before the now famous " S " turn executed by the 2 German ships between 05:21 when Prinz Eugen leading the formation started this " S " manoeuvre and 05:37 when probably Bismarck closed the " S " manoeuvre by going back on course 220° from the previous taken 170° course, ... because it was made of a course change from 220° -> to 170° -> back on 220°.
Herr Nillson had some good inputs being given in the past about this manoeuvre and the way it was executed, ... keel line, one time, etc etc ... we need now to link it better with the previous 2 known relative positions at 04:47 and 04:56 when we had two valid checkpoints from Suffolk, ... and finally at 05:20 in order to merge those tracks with the now validated 05:41 positions for everybody.
As said this is one of the two most critical area to be analyzed now, ... the other one is about Norfolk track between 05:35 and 06:10, ... which is not a perfect match as we can all see by looking the Pinchin track as it was originally, ... and needs to be adjusted mainly using the known data and bearing especially the one at 05:50 of 220° to Hood ( Norfolk war diary ) that is a mismatch if we keep the 230° to Hood at 06:00 ( WW report ), ... so obviously we need to use both the Norfolk Strategical map original inputs as well as the Norfolk gunnery data at open ( 05:53 ) and cease ( 06:09 ) fire as main new reference inputs for the Norfolk track modification and adjustment, ... those inputs are the most official we can use on this time frame between 05:35 and 06:10 for the Norfolk track adjustment, ... and by doing so we need to fix the 220° at 06:00 to Hood as well.
After, as a third main are of focus, ... having fixed the first two map areas above, ... we will look at PoW following Norfolk after 06:20.
Any comment or suggestion just feel free, ... being a teamwork approach I am open to any input to be evaluated.
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 )