Specifications for the
Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1941
Operators: Nazi Germany
Length: 832ft (253.59m)
Beam: 118.1ft (36.00m)
Draught: 34.8ft (10.61m)
Machinery: 12 x Wagner high-pressure steam-heated boilers; 3 x Brown Boveri geared steam turbines generating 163,026 shaft horsepower to 3 x shafts.
Surface Speed: 30.8kts (35mph)
Range: 10,679miles (17,186km)
8 x 380mm/L52 15-inch main guns
12 x 150mm/L55 5.9-inch SK-C/28 guns
16 x 105mm/L65 SK-C/37 / SK-C/33 guns
16 x 37mm/L83 SK-C/30 cannons
20 x 20mm/L65 MG C/30 anti-aircraft cannons (single mounts) (78 in 1944).
72 x 20mm/L65 MG C/38 anti-aircraft machine guns in quadruple mountings.
8 x 2 533mm 21-inch G7a T1 torpedo tubes
Air Arm: 4 TO 6 x Arado Ar 196 floatplane aircraft
Ship Class: Bismarck-class
Ships-in-Class: KMS Bismarck; KMS Tirpitz