Bismarck length

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Bismarck length

Post by spicmart » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:43 pm

Some sources state the lentgh of Tirpitz as 253,5 m compared to Bismarck's 251 m apparently because of the more pronounced clipper bow. Bismarck had its atlantic bow added to the hull afterwards.
But 2,50 meter seem a bit much. Does anybody know more?

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Re: Bismarck length

Post by Herr Nilsson » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:31 am

Bismarck 250.50 m
Tirpitz 250.60 m
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Re: Bismarck length

Post by spicmart » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:35 am

This is hardly a difference. I always had the impression that Tirpitz' bow was more pointed so it should have been longer, wasn't it?

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Re: Bismarck length

Post by Herr Nilsson » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:18 pm

No, it wasn't.
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