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Scharnhorst 1939-40

Who wants the real winter? Photo: Scharnhorst’s forward guns frozen in ice, Baltic Sea, circa January

Battleship Gneisenau was a German capital ship, built at Kiel and launched on 8 December 1936. Completed in May 1938, the ship was armed with a main battery of nine 28 cm (11 in) C/34 guns in three triple turrets.On the 26 February, the British launched an air attack; one bomb penetrated her armored deck and exploded in the ammunition magazine. In 1945, she was sunk as a blockship, to prevent access in the seaport of Gotenhafen (Gdynia) in German-occupied Poland.

German Battleship/Battlecruiser Gneisenau, derelict at Gotenhafen

A photograph taken from the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper on 7 June 1940 during Operation "Juno". The fleet flagship Gneisenau can be seen in the centre of the portrait and her sistership Scharnhorst behind her port beam. At this occasion the commanders from the different fleet units was having a conference aboard the Gneisenau.

Kriegsmarine battleship KMS Gneisenau during operation Juno 01

KMS  Scharnhorst

The Kriegsmarine (German pronunciation: War Navy) was the name of the Navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to It superseded the Imperial German Navy of World War I and the inter-war Reichsmarine.

desmantelamento do casco do Tirpitz(na imagem dá uma ideia do tamanho do bicho).

desmantelamento do casco do Tirpitz(na imagem dá uma ideia do tamanho do bicho).

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Pearl harbour 411207 USS Arizona toppling over the se

The battleship USS Arizona belches smoke as it topples over into the sea during a Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The Bismarck in Grimstadfjord, Norway, May 21, 1941.

Bismarck in Norwegian waters immediately before 'Operation Rhine' on 21 May 1941 - probably the best known battleship of She sank British battlecruiser HMS Hood off Iceland on the and was sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by her avengers on the

11 in battleship Scharnhorst, probably taken during Operation Berlin, her commerce raiding cruise in the North Atlantic in early 1941, undertaken with sister Gneisenau. From late 1939 the sisters were easy to tell apart: after modifications that year Gneisenau's mainmast remained adjacent to her funnel as built, whereas Scharnhorst's was moved further aft, as here.

11 in battleship Scharnhorst, probably taken during Operation Berlin, her…

On her return to Wilhemshaven U-47 passes the battleship Scharnhorst. The “Bull of Scapa Flow” insignia is just visible on the conning tower.

U 47 passing battleship Scharnhorst on return to port after sinking British battleship HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow, October The pair went on to have an official affiliation.

German Battleship Scharnhorst. The Scharnhorst was sunk on December 26, 1943, during the Battle of North Cape.

German 11 inch battleship Scharnhorst: she saw much action in the war, finally being sunk at the Battle of North Cape on 26 December 1943 by a British task force led by the battleship HMS Duke of York. Only 36 of her crew survived.

Scharnhorst in Kafjord, Norway, September 1943.  She never returned from there, being sunk in December by a British task force led by the battleship HMS Duke of York whilst attempting to intercept an Arctic convoy.  Note aft positioning of her mainmast, which made her easy to distinguish from sister Gneisenau (photo nearby).

German battlecruiser Scharnhorst in Kafjord, Norway, September She never returned from there, being sunk in December by a British task force led by the battleship HMS Duke of York while attempting to intercept an Arctic convoy.

Scharnhorst German Heavy Dreadnought.

Sierra Aviation Art :: Naval & Maritime :: Escort To Scharnhorst by Simon Atack

Ceremony on Scharnhorst's afterdeck, circa early 1939

[Photo] Ceremony on Scharnhorst's afterdeck, circa early 1939

The Scharnhorst at her commissioning in smaller than the Bismarck class, she was classified as a 'pocket' battleship or battleship cruiser.

“Operation Zitronella: Tirpitz role at Spitzbergen”

The story of the World War II German battleship Bismarck is legendary. The massive warship was destroyed by British ships and planes and then scuttled by i

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