Paul Mercer wrote: "...how long would it take for a big ship like Bismarck (and of course PE) to turn to either Port or Starboard.... "
RF wrote:I find the concept of ''crossing the T'' difficult to understand.
The ships being engaged from directly ahead by open broadsides are presenting the smallest target profile to the gunnery officers crossing the T. Unless the guns are exactly in line the target is going to be far more difficult to hit while they are presenting full broadside target to the forward guns of these targets. Surely the ships crossing the T are more likely to be hit simply by presenting the bigger target profile, particulary in instances where the target ship has triple or quad turrets carrying > 50% of their total number of guns.
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