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Die Geschichte der deutschen Schlachtschiffe Bismarck. Schlachtschiffe der Kriegsmarine w?rend des zweiten Weltkrieges.

German surface raider Tirpitz, sister ship to the Bismarck, built at Wilhelmshaven navy yard and launched 1st May 1939 and commissioned into the German navy 27th February 1942. The Tirpitz played a major role during the Norwegian campaigns until being crippled by mines laid by British midget submarines X6 and X7, and later hit by tallboy bombs and capsizing in 1944 with the loss of 1204 crew.


The German battleship Tirpitz had a main armament of eight 15-inch guns and 12 6-inch guns with a secondary armament of 16 4-inch guns and 16 1.5inch AA guns.  Her top speed was 32 knots, with a compliment of 2400.

The Tirpitz.  Sent in by George Needham

Tirpitz, 1942.

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