BATTLESHIPS OF THE BISMARCK CLASS

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Battleships Of The Bismarck Class

Author : Gerhard Koop
ISBN : 9781473846913
Genre : History
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The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed. The first volume, appropriately, is devoted to the Kriesmarine's largest and most powerful units, the battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz, whose careers stand in stark contrast to each other – one with a glorious but short life, while the other was to spend a hunted existence in Norwegian fjords, all the time posing a threat to Allied sea communications, while attacked by everything from midget submarines to heavy bombers.
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Battleships Of The Kriegsmarine Bismarck Class Battleships Gneisenau Class Battlecruisers H Class Battleships German Battleship Bismarck

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Bismarck class battleships, Gneisenau class battlecruisers, H-class battleships, German battleship Bismarck, Scharnhorst class battleship, German battleship Scharnhorst, German battleship Gneisenau, German battleship Tirpitz, SMS Schleswig-Holstein, SMS Schlesien, H class battleship proposals. Excerpt: Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the primary force behind the German unification in 1871, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1936 and launched nearly three years later in April 1939. Work was completed in August 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Along with her sister ship Tirpitz, Bismarck was the largest battleship ever built by Germany, and the heaviest built by any European power. Bismarck conducted only one offensive operation, codenamed Rhein bung, in May 1941. The ship, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, was to break out into the Atlantic Ocean and raid Allied shipping from North America to Great Britain. The two ships were detected several times off Scandinavia, however, and British naval units were deployed to block their route. At the Battle of Denmark Strait, Bismarck engaged and destroyed the battlecruiser HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy, and forced the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to retreat with heavy damage, although in the end Bismarck herself was hit three times and suffered an oil leak from a ruptured tank following the hits. The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy with dozens of warships involved. Two days later, while steaming for the relative safety of occupied France, Bismarck was attacked by Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; one hit was ...
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World War Ii Battleships Of Germany

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: German battleship Bismarck, Scharnhorst class battleship, German battleship Scharnhorst, Bismarck class battleship, German battleship Gneisenau, German battleship Tirpitz, Deutschland class battleship, SMS Schleswig-Holstein, SMS Schlesien, Deutschland class cruiser. Excerpt: Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the primary force behind the German unification in 1871, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1936 and launched nearly three years later in April 1939. Work was completed in August 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Along with her sister ship Tirpitz, Bismarck was the largest battleship ever built by Germany, and the heaviest built by any European power. Bismarck conducted only one offensive operation, codenamed Rheinubung, in May 1941. The ship, along with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, was to break out into the Atlantic Ocean and raid Allied shipping from North America to Great Britain. The two ships were detected several times off Scandinavia, however, and British naval units were deployed to block their route. At the Battle of Denmark Strait, Bismarck engaged and destroyed the battlecruiser HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy, and forced the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to retreat with heavy damage, although in the end Bismarck herself was hit three times and suffered an oil leak from a ruptured tank following the hits. The destruction of Hood spurred a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy with dozens of warships involved. Two days later, while steaming for the relative safety of occupied France, Bismarck was attacked by Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal; one hit was scored that jammed the...
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German Battleship Bismarck

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6130042140
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. German battleship Bismarck. Otto von Bismarck, Battleship, Operation Rheinubung, Battle of the Denmark Strait, Bismarck class battleship, Deutschland class cruiser, Plan Z, H class battleship (1939), Commerce raiding, German cruiser Prinz Eugen, German battleship Gneisenau, German battleship Scharnhorst, German battleship Tirpitz, Gunther Lutjens, Afrika Korps, HMS Gotland (1933), GIUK gap, Last battle of the battleship Bismarck, Expedition: Bismarck, List of battleships of Germany, List of naval ships of Germany, List of Kriegsmarine ships
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Proposed Ships Of Germany

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: D class cruiser (Germany), Ersatz Yorck class battlecruiser, German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin, German aircraft carrier II, German aircraft carrier I (1915), German aircraft carrier I (1942), German cruiser Lutzow (1939), German cruiser Seydlitz, German FK cruiser designs, Graf Zeppelin class aircraft carrier, H class battleship proposals, Jade class aircraft carrier, L 20 class battleship, Mackensen class battlecruiser, M class cruiser, O class battlecruiser, P class cruiser, Spahkreuzer 1938. Excerpt: The H class was a series of battleship designs for the German Kriegsmarine, intended to fulfill the requirements of Plan Z in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The first variation, "H-39," called for six ships to be built, essentially as enlarged Bismarck-class battleships with 40.6 cm (16.0 in) guns. The "H-41" design improved the "H-39" ship with still larger main guns, with eight 42 cm (17 in) weapons. Two subsequent plans, "H-42" and "H-43," increased the main battery yet again, with 48 cm (19 in) pieces, and the enormous "H-44" design ultimately resulted with 50.8 cm (20.0 in) guns. The ships ranged in size from the "H-39," which was 277.8 m (911 ft 5 in) long on a displacement of 56,444 t (55,553 long tons), to the "H-44," at 345 m (1,131 ft 11 in) on a displacement of 131,000 t (129,000 long tons). Most of the designs had a top speed in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h). Due to the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, none of the ships were ever bui
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Battleships Of The Scharnhorst Class

Author : Gerard Koop
ISBN : 9781848321922
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The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed.??Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the subject of this volume, were the product of a long, involved and politically determined design process that saw them develop from an improved Pocket Battleship to what many described as a battlecruiser, although they were really fast battleships. They were the most active, and successful, of the Kriegesmarine's major warships, taking part in numerous famous operations, including the infamous 'Channel Dash'.
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Battleships Of The Scharnhorst Class

Author : Gerhard Koop
ISBN : 9781473849341
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The warships of the World War II era German Navy are among the most popular subject in naval history with an almost uncountable number of books devoted to them. However, for a concise but authoritative summary of the design history and careers of the major surface ships it is difficult to beat a series of six volumes written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs. These have been out of print for ten years or more and are now much sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, so this new modestly priced reprint of the series will be widely welcomed.Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, the subject of this volume, were the product of a long, involved and politically determined design process that saw them develop from an improved Pocket Battleship to what many described as a battlecruiser, although they were really fast battleships. They were the most active, and successful, of the Kriegesmarine's major warships, taking part in numerous famous operations, including the infamous 'Channel Dash'.
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The Littorio Class

Author : Ermingo Bagnasco
ISBN : 9781473819474
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For its final battleship design Italy ignored all treaty restrictions on tonnage, and produced one of Europes largest and most powerful capital ships, comparable with Germanys Bismarck class, similarly built in defiance of international agreements. The three ships of the Littorio class were typical of Italian design, being fast and elegant, but also boasting a revolutionary protective scheme which was tested to the limits, as all three were to be heavily damaged in the hard-fought naval war in the Mediterranean; Roma had the unfortunate distinction of being the first capital ship sunk by guided missile.These important ships have never been covered in depth in English-language publications, but the need is now satisfied in this comprehensive and convincing study by two of Italys leading naval historians. The book combines a detailed analysis of the design with an operational history, evaluating how the ships stood up to combat. It is illustrated with an amazing collection of photographs, many fine-line plans, and coloured artwork of camouflage schemes, adding up to as complete a monograph on a single class ever published.Among warship enthusiasts battleships enjoy a unique status. As the great success of Seaforths recent book on French battleships proves, that interest transcends national boundaries, and this superbly executed study is certain to become another classic in the field.
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H Class Battleship Proposals

Author : Frederic P. Miller
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Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The H class was a series of battleship designs to fulfill the requirements of Plan Z in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The first variation, H-39, called for six ships to be built, essentially as enlarged Bismarck-class battleships with 40.6 cm (16.0 in) guns. The H-41 design improved the H-39 ship with still larger main guns, with eight 42 cm (17 in) weapons. Two subsequent plans, H-42 and H-43, increased the main battery yet again, with 48 cm (19 in) pieces, and the enormous H-45 design ultimately resulted with 80 cm (31 in) guns. The ships ranged in size from the H-39, which was 277.8 m (911 ft 5 in) long on a displacement of 56,444 t (55,553 LT; 62,219 ST), to the H-45, at 609.6 m (2,000 ft 0 in) on a displacement of 627,843 t (617,927 LT; 692,078 ST). Most of the designs had a top speed in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h).
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