Bismarck Wreck: Main Gun Barrels

Anything concerning the wreck. Expeditions, submersibles, photos, etc.
marjan
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Re: Bismarck Wreck: Main Gun Barrels

Postby marjan » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:43 pm

The resources say that the discovery of the ship's wreck in 2001 confirmed the conclusion of both boards, although the exact reason why the magazines detonated will forever be a mystery as that area of the ship was thoroughly destroyed in the explosion.

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Re: My job in 2001

Postby paul.mercer » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Bill Jurens wrote:I visited the wrecks of both Hood and Bismarck as part of the 2001 ITN expedtion to locate the wreck of Hood. I had, some years before, written and published a fairly long paper analyzing the loss of Hood, and in addition had edited and illustrated several paper on the loss of Bismarck. My status as a member Panel SD-7 (Marine Forensics) of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers helped as well. So, briefly speaking, I was the "Technical Expert" regarding construction and weapons effects. Eric Grove was the historical expert.

Bill Jurens

Bill,
Are the papers you mention still available and if so where?
Also, has anyone else made a detailed study of the wreck of Hood - besides the ITN expedition?


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