RF wrote:My understanding of the hit referred to is based on the eye-witness account of Ludovic Kennedy, who saw a hit ''that blew off the back of B turret and sent a sheet of flame up the control tower.'' He later observed the guns of Anton turret at minimum depression, and suggested that was so due to power failure.
Ultimate Shield wrote:......and all the artist renderings I've seen of the wreck show no shell hit there. I find it very surprising that none of these show this critical hit as it was very decisive in the final battle
He couldn't possibly 'observe' the fact that they had to flood the magazines.
But I have also read about the hit on the foretop fire control (at about the same time) being described as a 'spectacular hit'. Is it possible there is some confusion as to which hit this phrase refers to? Or were there two observers, who independently reported seeing these 'spectacular hits'??
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