World Naval Ships Forums  
VIEW ALL OF OUR CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS HERE!

Go Back   World Naval Ships Forums > Naval History > German Ships and Crews
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

German Ships and Crews Topics relating to a specific German ship or ships.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 15-04-2016, 10:30
builder builder is offline
Ordinary Seaman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 4
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

One from the German newspaper: Süddeutsche Zeitung
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 12.jpg (63.7 KB, 91 views)
__________________
builder, building his own HMS Hood and KMS Bismarck in scale 1:200
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-05-2016, 10:05
Marek T Marek T is offline
Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gdynia, Poland
Posts: 241
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Well known builders photo in good resolution:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Ger - BISMARCK.jpg (744.7 KB, 114 views)
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-05-2016, 14:04
Domino Domino is offline
Lieutenant-Commander
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Southern Spain
Posts: 382
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

that is some awesome war machine and truly built for purpose

rgds
Dom
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-05-2017, 19:23
RogerHarr RogerHarr is offline
Recruit
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1
Default Bismarck in Bergen Fjord 21 May 1941

During operation "Rheinübung" BISMARCK made a stop in Bergen Fjord 21 May 1941. As a measure of precaution, merchant ships were laid alongside PRINZ EUGEN and BISMARCK (see photos) as torpedo shields.

I am building a diorama of this scene with BISMARCK in 1/200. Does anyone know more about the merchant ships used this day?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bismarck, 2.jpg (339.2 KB, 82 views)
File Type: jpg Bismarck, 1.jpg (160.5 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg Bismarck, 3.jpg (225.4 KB, 96 views)
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-05-2017, 10:53
hucks216's Avatar
hucks216 hucks216 is offline
Sub-Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 144
Default Re: Bismarck in Bergen Fjord 21 May 1941

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerHarr View Post
During operation "Rheinübung" BISMARCK made a stop in Bergen Fjord 21 May 1941. As a measure of precaution, merchant ships were laid alongside PRINZ EUGEN and BISMARCK (see photos) as torpedo shields.

I am building a diorama of this scene with BISMARCK in 1/200. Does anyone know more about the merchant ships used this day?
There is a forum that deals with all aspects of Bismarck so might be able to help: http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/index.php
__________________
HMS Monmouth in Surabaya
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-05-2017, 19:44
johnny07 johnny07 is online now
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: With wife Ann in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Posts: 3,712
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marek T View Post
Well known builders photo in good resolution:
That is the best photo I have ever seen of a warship.
She just oozes power and menace and makes the Hood, for all her beauty, look like a toy. This photo shows why those two ships should never have been in the same bit of water.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 17-06-2017, 07:42
Kevin Denlay Kevin Denlay is offline
Vice Commodore
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West of Woodstock; South of Vietnam
Posts: 740
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnny07 View Post
........makes the Hood, for all her beauty, look like a toy. This photo shows why those two ships should never have been in the same bit of water.
A comparison then.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Hood and Bismarck 2.jpg (1.08 MB, 58 views)
__________________
"We are off to look for trouble. I expect we shall find it." Capt. Tennant. HMS Repulse. Dec. 8 1941
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 17-06-2017, 18:32
Scatari Scatari is offline
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 4,228
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Denlay View Post
A comparison then.
An excellent juxtaposition of those two beautiful ships Kevin - thank you for posting it.
__________________
Tim
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 17-06-2017, 22:15
johnny07 johnny07 is online now
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: With wife Ann in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Posts: 3,712
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Yes two good photos Kevin although it's a pity the Hood was blowing soot at the time.
I think it proves my point in showing the difference between an antiquated WW1 ship and a modern WW2 ship.
what it doesn't show is the fragility of the Hood as opposed to the strength and power of the Bismarck reflected in the fact that it took five salvos from one ship to destroy the Hood and a fleet to sink the Bismarck.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 28-07-2017, 15:45
RNfanDan RNfanDan is online now
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Great Lakes Region, USA
Posts: 550
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnny07 View Post
(W)hat it doesn't show is the fragility of the Hood as opposed to the strength and power of the Bismarck reflected in the fact that it took five salvos from one ship to destroy the Hood and a fleet to sink the Bismarck.
It took one shell hit by Prince of Wales at Bismarck's bow area, to "mission-kill" the fine German battleship's sortie and end her threat to allied shipping.

It took a single, aerial torpedo to cripple the Bismarck, attributable to flawed engineering and design of her twin rudders and triple-shaft prop arrangement.

That it took "...a fleet to sink the Bismarck" has absolutely NOTHING to do with the battleship's pedigree as a modern vessel that would best HMS Hood. It took a fleet to FIND Bismarck, quite naturally, but that's not due to the ship's technical superiority and "youth", compared with Hood and the other old RN fleet units.

It does no good to test a fine, modern, powerful ship, alone, against an enemy that far outnumbers it and dominates the environment in which it operates. Both Hood and Bismarck had fatal flaws leading to their demise.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 28-07-2017, 16:22
johnny07 johnny07 is online now
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: With wife Ann in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Posts: 3,712
Default Re: Bismarck Photographs

Yes, you are probably right
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 13-08-2017, 18:54
Kevin Denlay Kevin Denlay is offline
Vice Commodore
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West of Woodstock; South of Vietnam
Posts: 740
Exclamation Re: Bismarck Photographs

Quote:
Originally Posted by RNfanDan View Post

It took one shell hit by Prince of Wales at Bismarck's bow area, to "mission-kill" the fine German battleship's sortie and end her threat to allied shipping.

It took a single, aerial torpedo to cripple the Bismarck, attributable to flawed engineering and design of her twin rudders and triple-shaft prop arrangement.
Hi Dan,

And then, ironically, it took just a single aerial toepedo hit (although some may argue this particlar assertion) to Prince of Wales, in basically the 'same' general area as Bismarck so to speak, to cripple, 'mission kill' and doom PoW. Just a coinicidence, or fate, depending on ones beliefs I suppose.
__________________
"We are off to look for trouble. I expect we shall find it." Capt. Tennant. HMS Repulse. Dec. 8 1941

Last edited by Kevin Denlay : 13-08-2017 at 21:21. Reason: Clraification
Reply With Quote
Reply



Ship Search by Name : Advanced Search
Random Timeline Entry : 24th January 1933 : HMS Cricket : Arrived Wuhu

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sinking of the Bismarck The Sailor Royal Navy Ships and Crews 112 28-12-2016 11:53
The Bismarck: 70th Anniversary Wallsmacker Art German Ships and Crews 9 01-05-2011 14:50
Bismarck Movie MOG Marty German Ships and Crews 13 03-03-2011 09:57
Gunner who sank the Bismarck herakles Other Naval Topics 4 18-11-2008 16:43
My Grandfather and BISMARCK battlestar Member Articles 26 27-10-2008 18:04


All times are GMT. The time now is 17:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.