Bismarck

Colorized image of the Schlachtschiff Bismarck. (Credits: Bundesarchiv)

German Battleship Bismarck – A brief history

The German Battleship Bismarck was the largest ship of the German Kriegsmarine during the ’40s. It was one of the last great battleships before aircraft carriers and U-boats eclipsed them. At more than 50,000 tons it also eclipsed any battleships that Britain’s Royal Navy had at their disposal. She was named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Construction of the …

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