German battleship Tirpitz

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Tirpitz-2.jpg
A recognition drawin o Tirpitz prepared bi the US Navy
Career (Nazi Germany)
Namesake: Alfred von Tirpitz
Bigger: Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven
Laid doun: 2 November 1936
Launched: 1 Aprile 1939
Commissioned: 25 Februar 1941
Fate: Sunk bi Ryal Air Force bombers on 12 November 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: Bismarck-class battleship
Displacement:
  • 42,900 t (42,200 long tons; 47,300 short tons) staundart
  • 52,600 t (51,800 long tons; 58,000 short tons) full load
Length:
Beam: 36 m (118 ft 1 in)
Draft: 9.3 m (30 ft 6 in) staundart[lower-alpha 1]
Installed pouer: 163,026 shp (121,568 kW)
Propulsion:
  • 12 Wagner superheated boilers;
  • 3 geared steam turbines;
  • 3 three-blade propellers[1]
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)[1]
Range: 8,870 nmi (16,430 km; 10,210 mi) at 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)[1]
Complement:
Sensors and
processin seestems:
FuMO 23
Airmament: As built:
Modifications:
Airmour:
  • Belt: 320 mm (13 in)
  • Turrets: 360 mm (14 in)
  • Main deck: 100 to 120 mm (3.9 to 4.7 in)
  • Upper deck: 50 mm (2.0 in)
Aircraft carried: 4 × Arado Ar 196 floatplanes[1]
Aviation facilities: 1 double-endit catapult[1]
Service record
Awairds: 3 references in the Wehrmachtbericht

Tirpitz wis the seicont o twa Bismarck-class battleships biggit for the German Kriegsmarine (War Navy) durin Warld War II.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Gröner, p. 33.
  2. Gröner, p. 35.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tirpitz's draft at full load wis 10.6 metres (34 ft 9 in).[1]
  2. Crew could be augmentit up tae 108 officers an 2,500 enleetit men.[2]