Tirpitz story is a very complex scenario to depict.
British created a very complete set of actions in order to monitor and control that battleship.
Norway underground groups were acting one unaware of the other in order to ensure maximum control on Tirpitz and always informations to flow back to London ACIU ( Allied Center Intelligence Unit ).
The ship was never to be lost from been spotted and controlled, daily !
Than RAF air recognition efforts, the Chariots attack, X-Craft creation just to attack her, can provide the real importance to damage her as soon as possible to allow those crucial US and British ships to be used somewere else were needed and free the route of the Artic convoys.
Only Tirpitz was the ship able to provide problems on that strategic scenario.
No other KM ships were really taken as a serious problem.
In fact Lutzow plus Admiral Hipper were managed by light ships ( Operation Regenbogen on December 1942 ) and even Scharnhorst was managed without many problems ( North Cape December 1943 ).
When Tirpitz was out with escorts and air protection,.. on July 1942, .. than the PQ 17 disaster occurred,.. and it was only due to Tirpitz presence at sea.
That is why the US battleships when available were used,..to reinforce the protection with Aircraft Carriers and allow even with Tirpitz presence some crucial Artic convoys to succesfully sail to Russia.
A very interesting exercise is to create a table with all Artic convoy numbers and correlate it to Tirpitz availability and US ships plus Aircraft Carriers escorts,.. you will see clearly that one was disabling the other factor.
Leonce Peillard fantastic book on Tirpitz ( still the best on her ) is providing a very precise scenario thru Tirpitz life,..and all perfect correlations about the above.
Hope this helps your evaluations.