Hitler build the Bismarck and the Tirpitz to get the rule of the seas from the British fleet and to stop US sending relief shipment to the alays.
The Bismarck was completed first. Its name was from the famous German chancheler, Otto von Bismarck.
The Bismarck was a gigantic modern battelship. The ship was completed in 1939, the length of the ship was 2823 ft 6 in, width was 118 ft 1 in and it weighted 50,900 tons and 2200 people could be aborded. This battleship was dangerous to any ship that came to its way.
It had eight 38cm (15in), twelwe 15cm (5.9 in), sixteen 10.5cm(4.1 in),sixteen 3.7cm(1.5 in) and twelve 2cm(0.79 in) guns. This ship was a swiming fortres.
The Bismarck was feard by many people who traveld on convoy ships. The British Royal fleet knew that if the Bismarcks sister, the Tirpitz gets completed, these ships will rule the seas. They needed to sink the Bismarck at all cost.
Pursuit-The chase and sinking of the Bismarck
The world’s largest warship when she first sailed into the Atlantic in May 1941, the ‘Bismarck’ was a serious threat to Britain’s survival and her sinking of the beloved battle cruiser ‘HMS Hood’ with nearly fifteen hundred aboard sent shock waves throughout Britain.
Determined to track her down, the Royal Navy engaged in pursuit, finding the mammoth warship just hours from her safe harbor. The chess-like plotting, the horror and heroism on both sides, the final apocalyptic action have never been portrayed more vividly and objectively – and never with the benefit of such detailed documentation from both British and German sources. A measure of the book’s epic qualities is that knowledge of the outcome in no way lessens the tension. When she was sunk just days after her own victorious action with the ‘Hood’, the ‘Bismarck’ took more than two thousand German sailors to the bottom of the ocean and with them the dreams of the German naval high command.
Source: “Ludovic Kennedy Pursuit-The chase and sinking of the Bismarck” Goodreads.com
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.Winston Churchill
Hitler was so suprised when he heard the Bismrack sunk, that he diden’t let its sister, the Tirpitz fight. But not only made it diden’t fight, but he hid the Tirpitz.
The British Royal Air force in a fight sunk the Tirpitz. That ruind Hitlers dream, that could rule the seas. The wreck of the Tirpitz underwater part is now a war memorial an its above water part were destroyed and were made gramophone needels out of it. Hitler after this stoped sending ships to destroy convoys. He sent u-boats. But thats another story.
In 1989, Ballard, who was searching for Tiatanic, found the Bismarck at the depth of 4,300. He claimed that it didn’t sunk by gunshots, but by its own crew. This guess made historiges search for infomation, so they can tell its true or not. Anyway, the sink of the Bismarck changed the history and the place were its now resting is a neval cemetry.