Bgile wrote:30knots wrote:Interestingly, no one has commenteted directly on my suggestion about manually turning the port rudder to the exact opposite angle of the damaged starboard rudder, in an attempt to at least giving steering with the shafts alone a better chance. My understanding is divers could indeed access the steering compartment, albeit with great difficulty.
I commented on it right after you made it. You apparently ignored my comment. It apparently wasn't possible for them to do much of anything in there, and they didn't "let the rudder fall out". It seems to have broken off at some point.
Bill Jurens wrote:The confusion in translation can be a real problem, and is one reason why I always try to get German-speaking authors, etc. to write on German ships. Reading documents only in translation can be dangerous and misleading.
Herr Nilsson wrote: ... more and more it seems to me that there are a lot of errors in English books about Bismarck....
lwd wrote:One should always read text with a critical eye.
18 leak pumps (Leckpumpen)
each 15 m³/min at 12 m pumpingheight
4 bilge pumps (Lenzpumpen)
4 fire pumps
4 seawater pumps (for general purpose of seawater within ship)
3 portable pumps
1 portable pump
1 handcrafted pump
Herr Nilsson wrote: ... Flooding the magazines and rooms with easily inflammable substances within about 15 minutes was the main task of the “Leckpumpen”. ....
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