11 in battleship Scharnhorst in Norway, where she spent the remainder of her war after returning from the French Atlantic port of Brest in February 1942. The camouflage scheme dates this picture to winter 1942 / 43. She was sunk by the Royal Navy whilst attempting to intercept an Arctic convoy to Russia on Boxing Day 1943.
Fine early view of 11 in battleship Scharnhorst at Kiel before the 1939 modifications which shifted her mainmast further aft. She operated to considerable effect in the early years of WW2, generally in conjunction sister Gneisenau till the latter's irrepairable damage at the hands of the RAF in February 1942. Scharnhorst was sunk at the Battle of the North Cape on Boxing Day 1943.