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15 in German battleship Bismarck receiving a new camouflage scheme at Kiel, spring 1941.  She has a false bow wave at a point calculated to give a false impression of the ship's length.  Her end in May that year at the hands of an avenging Royal Navy after sinking the iconic battlecruiser HMS Hood was one of the great naval sagas of WW2.

German Battleship Bismarck receiving dazzle camouflage paint at Kiel, Germany in

Crew of 15 in battleship Bismarck painting ship; early 1941. She was in this camouflage scheme during her fateful Atlantic foray of May that year.

Crew of 15 in battleship Bismarck painting ship; early She was in this camouflage scheme during her fateful Atlantic foray of May that year.

German battleship Tirpitz during a stop in one of the Norwegian fjords.

Bow view of battleship Tirpitz, Norway

A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940 HMS Hood’s forward 15" turrets, with a 4" gun’s crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left, behind the man with the 4" projectile, is leading seaman W Dowdell, who lost his life on 24 May 1941 along with 1414 other members of the ship’s company, there being just three survivors when the ship was sunk in action by the German battleship Bismarck. Colourised by Royston Leonard

peerintothepast: “ A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940 HMS Hood’s forward turrets, with a gun’s crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left,.

Scapa Flow: victoria propagandística nazi, susto británico.

U 47 passing battleship Scharnhorst on return to port after sinking British battleship HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow, October The pair went on to have an official affiliation.

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Battleship Bismark in Grimstad Fjord, Norway, seen from Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen, World War II.

Battleship Bismark in Grimstad Fjord, Norway, seen from Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen, World War II.

Admiral Graf Spee

Enclosed control tower of German 11 in pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in…

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