It's just your problem.Dunmunro wrote: "I'm sorry but I don't see any evidence presented in the link above"
If you prefer to speculate (based on nothing at all) that Bismarck fired very slowly (1,6 salvo / minute) just to ensure her an almost perfect output, again your problem. It will just make PoW gunnery performance even more astonishing in terms of RoF and Leach decision even more debatable...
A pity however that you will never be able to reconstruct the battle with such an assumption of 96 ordered shots, for the reasons explained here (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523&p=83312&hilit=11+salvos#p83312), to which you are carefully not answering at all...
...but unfortunately for you, you have just argued wrong, because we have the photografic (photo+film) evidences pointing to Bismarck having ordered at least 44 shots after 6:03... Therefore, following your speculation, Bismarck would have fired very slowly in the critical interval from 5:58 till 6:02...Try again...you wrote: "I have argued that Bismarck's RoF was higher during the opening minutes of the action and probably peaked from ~0558-0602 and then declined sharply. "
No she might not. At the end of the action Bismarck was sailing again a course between 220° and 200° (depending on the solution to the last problem left open by Antonio Bonomi before he was forced to leave the forum viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8335&start=375#p82424). No chance her aft turrets could be wooded later than 6:05 /6:06.you wrote: "she might have been firing two gun salvos towards the end of the action"
I see you have no clue how the battle developed and I'm tired to have to explain you everything again and again just to hear denials. You would be better taking a pause instead of posting such nonsense (and I use a kind word, not a term much more adapted, as a friend of you used here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8523&p=83326&hilit=rubbish#p83326 showing his lack of respect).