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Bismarck wis the first o twa Bismarck-cless battleships biggit for the German Kriegsmarine.

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Bismarck in 1940
History
Namesake: Otto von Bismarck
Bigger: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Laid doun: 1 July 1936
Launched: 14 February 1939
Commissioned: 24 August 1940
Honours an
awairds:
3 times mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht
Fate: list error: <br /> list (help)
Scuttled follaein incapacitatin battle damage, 27 Mey 1941 in the North Atlantic
48°10′N 16°12′W / 48.167°N 16.200°W / 48.167; -16.200
General chairacteristics
Cless an teep: Bismarck-cless battleship
Displacement: list error: mixed text and list (help)
  • 41,700 t (41,000 long tons; 46,000 short tons) staundart
  • 50,300 t (49,500 long tons; 55,400 short tons) full load
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Beam: 36 m (118 ft)
Draft: 9.3 m (31 ft) staundart[lower-alpha 1]
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  • 12 Wagner superheated boilers;
  • 3 geared turbines;
  • 3 three-blade screws
  • 150,170 shp (111.98 MW)
Speed: 30.01 knots (55.58 km/h; 34.53 mph) during trials[1][lower-alpha 2]
Range: 8,870 nmi (16,430 km; 10,210 mi) at 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement: list error: mixed text and list (help)
  • 103 officers
  • 1,962 enlisted men
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  • Belt: 320 mm (13 in)
  • Turrets: 360 mm (14 in)
  • Main deck: 100 tae 120 mm (3.9 tae 4.7 in)
Aircraft carried: 4 × Arado Ar 196 floatplanes
Aviation facilities: 1 double-endit catapult

NotesEedit

  1. Bismarck's draft at full load wis 9.9 metres (32 ft 6 in).[1]
  2. Ane wirk claims a speed o 31.1 knots (57.6 km/h; 35.8 mph).[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gröner, p. 33.
  2. Jackson, p. 24.