We have already established Conspiracy Theory and Revisionist can be accurately and rightly applied to the Controversial Theory being asserted as proven and correct.
Tendentious: expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one. There is therefore nothing insulting in using tendentious to describe the assertions being made.
The word tendentious has only been used in two posts on this forum, last time in 2017 (also by me ) that is hardly "repeated".while I still find insulting the repeated usage of the word " tendentious ",
Since one observation of the disruption caused by near misses is not enough to suggest a retraction of this assertion is in order:
here is another:Correct, but being under fire (while is a very dangerous situation) doesn't affect much own gunnery performances, except when a gunnery equipment is directly hit
With two clearly contradicting examples, one British, one German it is surely true to say that:“Prinz Eugen” steers through the water columns of the impacts of the “Hood’s” heavy turret guns, a deluge pours down on the forecastle, the turrets, and the stand.
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The Commander and runner leave the stand. The telescopes are temporarily covered with spray, and the Commander steps outside; he prefers to make his decisions with a clearer view.
is both controversial and tendentious but also inaccurate based on these two witness accounts.Correct, but being under fire (while is a very dangerous situation) doesn't affect much own gunnery performances, except when a gunnery equipment is directly hit
and confirmation of the variation in PG's rate of fire :
Concentrating on the unlikely possibility that shots fired from PoW landed anywhere near either PG or Bismarck, at the end of the action Busch says:. The heavy cruiser’s rapid salvoes-for-effect send tremors throughout the ship.
No mention of shots from PoW landing anywhere near PG as photographed by Langemann and identified as being from Hood.The crew in the foretop cowl does not realize until after the battle that there were actually hits on their own cruiser. We found out, also later, that “Hood” had fired only on us, since the British admiral had ordered: “Division of fire from the left, ship against ship!”
Busch describes in detail PoW's last shots in The Story of Prinz Eugen:
Surely he might have made some observation about where these shots landed if they had been anywhere near the German ships.What they saw was this: the enemy was raising the four guns of his sole after turret two at a time, was firing and then lowering them to the loading position. At the same time he slewed suddenly hard to port only to turn back again immediately afterwards just hard to starboard.
As Bill has said:
and he was talking about someone using a proper fire control system not the "rudimentary" one available to Aylwin.At any rate, unless the turns involved were fairly steady, the chances of hitting during a turn were probably negligible.
We need a precise quotation for this vague observation
All the best(full-)salvo landing behind PG (ref. Busch)