Did Bismarck have a Plimsoll line ?

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Did Bismarck have a Plimsoll line ?

Postby Brian C » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:52 am

Hello, new member here.

I was wondering if Bismarck had the Plimsoll markings on her bow and stern ? I am build a 1-200 scale model and would like to add the detail if its historically accurate. thank you.

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Re: Did Bismarck have a Plimsol line ?

Postby José M. Rico » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:43 pm

Hello Brian,
The draft marks (see photo attached) were painted over in Hamburg early 1941.
Hope it helps!
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Re: Did Bismarck have a Plimsoll line ?

Postby Brian C » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:30 am

Thank you. Thats what I'm after. Was it painted over above the waterline and still present below the waterline ?
I would like to include it on my model if its historically accurate.


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