Bismarck analysis

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Ata
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Re: Bismarck analysis

Post by Ata » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:46 pm

Forgive me if I've been ill-informed but my understanding is that Rodney had one gun inoperable for much of the engagement owing to a shell jammed in the loading mechanism. I do not recall which turret was affected. Please correct me if anyone knows otherwise.

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Re: Bismarck analysis

Post by dunmunro » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 pm

Ata wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:46 pm
Forgive me if I've been ill-informed but my understanding is that Rodney had one gun inoperable for much of the engagement owing to a shell jammed in the loading mechanism. I do not recall which turret was affected. Please correct me if anyone knows otherwise.


Yes, the right gun of A turret (A3) fired only 22 rnds versus an average of ~45 for the others; it missed 11 salvos earlier in the action and then jammed completely at salvo 65.

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