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  German Battleship Bismarck, sinking of
Bismarck: British/American Cooperation and the Destruction of the German Battleship
Although the German battleship had avoided many British patrols and was only 670 miles northwest of Brest, she was still far from the safety of German Air Force (Luftwaffe) air cover.
German gunnery was inaccurate, probably owing to crew exhaustion, and after an hour and a half Bismarck was reduced to a blazing shambles.
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 Battleship Bismarck, German Kriegsmarine
The only hope of destroying the Bismarck was to slow her down sufficiently for the battleships to be able to catch up with her.
Had the Bismarck been able to steam at 28 knots, she would have already been under the protective cover of the Luftwaffe by that afternoon.
The Bismarck's rudder indicator indicated that the rudder was jammed either 12° or 15° to port.
www.battleshipbismarck.com /bismarckclass/history/09_bismarck_torpedo_hit.php   (972 words)

  
 German battleship Bismarck
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen were forced into emergency manoeuvres when they believed they had detected the sounds of torpedoes and then by the appearance of a Sunderland flying-boat.
Faulty intelligence had led the Germans to believe that Prince of Wales was not yet ready for action, therefore reports from Bismarck referred to her as King George V, the first of that class, which had been active for some months.
Veterans from the British battleships, the Prince of Wales and King George V and the cruiser Suffolk are also due to take part, as was the pilot of the Swordfish which fired the torpedo which may have crippled the Bismarck's steering gear.
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 German Navy Ships--Bismarck (1940-1941)
Bismarck left the Baltic on 19 May 1941, en route to the Atlantic, accompanied by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.
In June 1989, just over forty-eight years after she sank, the German battleship's battered hulk was located and photographed where she lies upright on a mountainside, nearly 16,000 feet below the ocean surface.
Bismarck is somewhat down by the bow, the result of hits received in her engagement with HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Hood earlier in the day.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-fornv/germany/gersh-b/bismarck.htm   (696 words)

  
  German battleship Bismarck information - Search.com
Other German capital ships that were to have participated in the sortie were unavailable because of mechanical problems and war damage, but the mission went ahead under the command of Admiral Günther Lütjens.
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen were forced into emergency manoeuvres when they believed they had detected the sounds of torpedoes and then by the appearance of a Sunderland flying-boat.
Faulty intelligence had led the Germans to believe that Prince of Wales was not yet ready for action, therefore reports from Bismarck referred to her as King George V, the first of that class, which had been active for some months.
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 TAMIYA 1/350 German Battleship Bismarck: TM78001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These ships, Bismarck and her sister Tirpitz, did not have the benefit of continuous development and improvement as did those of foreign navies, and were fundamentally adaptations of the designs for the Baden class battle-ships built during the First World War.
Bismarck was commissioned on 24th August 1940, and after a period of trials, crew training and general working-up in the Baltic, was joined in April 1941 by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.
It was regained through Bismarck's transmission of a radio message, but the signals were misinterpreted and the German battleship was not positively located again until early on 26th May, when she was spotted by an RAF Catalina flying boat.
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 Bismarck's Final Battle - Part 1
In Bismarck's final battle, the ship was fought from the conning tower, since she was no longer maneuverable, but at the extremely close range the engagement was fought even this station proved to be no safe haven for its occupants.
Although the Germans were able to localize the damage caused by the two underwater shell hits, flooding in the affected compartments was permanent and had to be countered by flooding port voids aft in the area of the steering gear rooms to reduce trim and list.
The Germans, however, were concerned about the effects of excessive fuel consumption that might result if she were forced into an engagement with a British battlegroup before she could gain the protective cover of Luftwaffe aircraft based in occupied France.
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The legendary German battleship Bismarck sailed again as a replica on Clear Lake the 64th anniversary of its sinking by the Royal British Navy on May 27, 1941.
Summary: The sea battle that resulted in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck is recreated, personalized by the recollections of four survivors.
In the early hours of May 24, 1941, as the mighty German battleships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen slipped through the Denmark Strait, they were dramatically intercepted by the Royal Navy battleships Hood and Prince of Wales.
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 H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood - The History of H.M.S. Hood: Part 1 of The Pursuit of Bismarck and Sinking ...
Bismarck had sailed 200 tons of fuel short of a full load as there had been an accident during her last refueling- a hose burst creating a large messs which had to be cleaned.
The German force eventually reached Bergen on the morning of 21 May. Bismarck anchored in Grimstad Fjord and Prinz Eugen anchored farther to the north in Kalvanes Bay.
It was the first time the new German battleship had fired salvoes in anger and it served as a warning to the British of the deadly accuracy of Bismarck’s guns.
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 Operation Rheinübung
At about 23:30, the Bismarck was attacked by 8 Swordfish torpedo bombers, launched by the British carrier Victorious, which launched its planes about 120 miles away from the Bismarck's position despite the worsening weather in a desperate attempt to slow down the German battleship.
When the German ship opened fire with all its flak guns (which was not without contradiction on board of the battleship) it got clear to the British and American crew that this was the German battleship and radioed its position.
Bismarck must be sunk at all costs, and if to do this it is necessary for King George V to remain on the scene she must do so even if it subsequently means towing home.’ This is just one of the many senseless comments to come from the Prime Minister over his years in office.
www.german-navy.de /kriegsmarine/articles/feature1.html   (9622 words)

  
 Bismarck
World War II German battleship, named after the "iron chancellor," Otto von Bismarck, 18th century's Germanic chancellor, responsible for the unification of the German states, the build up of its industries and the establishment of the African and Pacific colonies.
The Bismarck was finally sunk on May 27, 1941, a week after it was first sighted by the British, but not before it sank the English battleship Hood — then one of the largest warships afloat — with a salvo from its guns.
Battleships of the Bismarck Class: Bismarck and Tirpitz: Culmination and Finale of German Battleship Construction.
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 German Bismarck Battleship Military Scale Model In Ship .   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite this handicap, Battleships 'F' (Bismarck) and 'G' (Tirpitz) proved to be formidable warships, and although very much lacking in the protection afforded to their internal communications systems, a defect which was to prove particularly disastrous for Bismarck, their vertical armour, machinery and armament were excellent.
Bismarck was commissioned on 24th August 1940, and after a period of trials, crew training and general working-up in the Baltic, was joined in April 1941 by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.
It was regained through Bismarck's transmission of a radio message, but the signals were misinterpreted and the German battleship was not positively located again until early on 26th May, when she was spotted by an RAF Catalina flying boat.
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 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Other German capital ships that were to have participated in the sortie were unavailable because of mechanical problems and war damage, but the mission went ahead under the command of Admiral Günther Lütjens.
Bismarck was therefore able to make good time on 25 May/26 May in her unhindered passage towards France and protective air cover and destroyer escort.
Although the battleship's upper works were almost completely destroyed, her engines were still functioning and the hull appeared to be relatively sound; therefore rather than risk her being captured, the order to scuttle and then abandon ship was given.
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 Bismarck German Battleship Model
Her final length of 792' and in particular her beam of 118' gave her a high degree of stability at sea with a superb capability to absorb damage.
The British Battleships HMS King George V and HMS Rodney as well as the cruisers HMS Norfolk and HMS Dorsetshire all headed at top speed for Bismarck on the morning of May 27, 1941.
DKM Bismarck Battleship models are built by professional Model Master Builders with more than 35 years experience.
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 sinking of the Bismarck, German battleship
The sinking of the Bismarck early on was a key event that began to alter their thinking.
The Bismarck steamed stealthily from its anchorage in a Norwegian fjord, accompanied by the battle cruiser Prinz Eugen.
The Swordfish, by appearance, was a pathetic David pitted against a Goliath of a warship; it was capable of a mere 95mph cruising speed and equipped with a single torpedo.
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 Battleship Bismarck - German Battleships WW2
Battleship Bismarck was Germany's first "real" post-World War I battleship, with guns and protection of similar scale to those of the best foreign combat ships.
British planes had photographed the German ships while they were in Norwegian waters, and the Royal Navy sent its own warships to sea in an effort to intercept the enemy and keep him from attacking the vital convoys.
Battleship Bismarck was also damaged sufficiently to force her to abort her mission.
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 Deep Sea Explorations to Titanic, Bismarck and more!
The Bismarck, even bearing the scars of a merciless shelling by the British on the morning of May 27, 1941, the ship was in a more recognizable state than the Titanic and it would be interesting to compare the effects of the harsh abyssal environment on these two ships.
Both ships were similar in size (Bismarck - 780ft / Titanic - 883ft), but the Bismarck lay on the bottom in a single hull section, save about 34 feet of its stern which parted company with the main section of its hull when it plunged to the bottom.
Their intercepts of German radio messages provided the British with a tactical advantage, and both German ships were detected and encountered as they passed through the Denmark Strait during the early morning hours of May 24th.
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 Look for German Battleship, Bismarck
The German observers onboard the Bismarck were awestruck by the enormity of the resultant explosion.
Bismarck is shown anchored at no 5 buoy taking on main armament ammo in Gottenhaven, she was to sail later for Norway then the Atlantic.
Bismarck's fourth salvo landed a shell forward of the Hood's after turrets, piercing her deck, exploding the 4-inch magazine.
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 Bismarck
Bismarck, the German Battleship Bismarck shown in naval art prints.
The Bismarck is shown in harbour at Gottenhaven, during the breakout, Battle of Denmark Straits and Bismarck's final moments.
Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman.
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 CNN.com - Who sank the Bismarck? - Dec. 15, 2002
After a fortuitous torpedo hit and a swift battle during which the Bismarck was surrounded on May 27, 1941, the Germans abandoned ship and scuttled it in the process, McLaren said.
Several other expeditions, including the original discovery of the Bismarck by Robert Ballard in 1989 and one led by "Titanic" director James Cameron, who made a documentary about the ship, have found the Bismarck in decent condition at the ocean floor, suggesting British shelling did not deliver the death blow.
The Bismarck was more than 800 feet (240 metres) long, nearly 120 feet (37 metres) wide and had the biggest guns mounted on any German warship.
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 KBismarck.com - The Battleship Bismarck
The Bismarck conducting sea trials in the Baltic as seen from the afterdeck of the cruiser Prinz Eugen in April 1941.
The Wreck: Read how the wreck of the Bismarck was found, what is its current state, and which were the most recent expeditions carried out.
Photo Gallery: A large selection of pictures of the Bismarck during her career, including construction, sea trials, Atlantic sortie, etc.
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 Dragon Models USA - 1/700 German Battleship Bismarck
The battleship Bismarck was named in honour of Otto Fürst von Bismarck, the architect of German unification and the arbiter of European politics during the second half of the 19th century.
The Hood had relatively weak deck armour, and therefore wished to close with the Bismarck as quickly as possible (differences in armour become less significant as range decreases, and at close range the trajectory of the Bismarck's shells would not have been steep enough to hit the Hood's deck armour).
The Bismarck headed for France and repairs, and although it continued to be shadowed by Norfolk, Suffolk, and Prince of Wales, it eventually broke away.
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 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log--The German Battleship Bismarck
The powerful German battleship "Bismarck," was a constant threat to the convoy routes, and her might meant that Admiral Sir John Tovey, as Commander of the Home Fleet, was forced to sail battleships at least in pairs.
"Bismarck's" usual consort was the heavy cruiser "Prinz Eugen," of 14,050 tons, with a main armament of 8 by 8 inch guns.
Admiral Lutzens in "Bismarck," decided to make a run for France, Tovey was still 300 miles from the action, and the Admiralty scoured the area for ships that might intercept the German force.
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 Bismarck
She was finally sighted by PBY Catalina and a carrier air strike was launched.
In one of the great ironies of military history, a WW1 vintage Swordfish biplane somehow penetrated Bismarck's AA screen and launched a torpedo that disabled Bismarck's steering.
Bismarck was pounded mercilessly in the gun battle that followed and sank, taking almost 2,000 men down with her.
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 CNN.com - Who sank the Bismarck? - Dec. 15, 2002
After a fortuitous torpedo hit and a swift battle during which the Bismarck was surrounded on May 27, 1941, the Germans abandoned ship and scuttled it in the process, McLaren said.
Several other expeditions, including the original discovery of the Bismarck by Robert Ballard in 1989 and one led by "Titanic" director James Cameron, who made a documentary about the ship, have found the Bismarck in decent condition at the ocean floor, suggesting British shelling did not deliver the death blow.
The Bismarck was more than 800 feet (240 metres) long, nearly 120 feet (37 metres) wide and had the biggest guns mounted on any German warship.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/12/15/bismarck.sinking   (598 words)

  
 Battleships: Naval at Canadian Content
Dedicated to battleship Bismarck and her brave sailors who died aboard during the course of operation Rheinubung.
On July 1, 1936 at the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, construction of the most famous German battleship "DKM Bismarck" was begun.
This site is dedicated for the living memory of battleship Bismarck and her brave sailors who died aboard during the course of Operation Rheinubung.
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