german super warship?




 
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June 21st, 2005  
ninjafreak89
 

Topic: german super warship?


I have a question that I was hopping someone might answer. A couple weeks ago I was watching a documentary of WWII battleships and in the end it started to talk about a German warship that started to be built in 1939 and it was planned to be finished by 1944. I know its not the Bismarck or the other famous German warship and it was suppose to be twice as long as the famous Japanese warship. It was suppose to have guns that were huge and everything. I was wondering if someone could tell me more about this super warship that wasn't completed.

(Sorry I don't know the names of the battleships.)
June 22nd, 2005  
MontyB
 
 

Topic: Re: german super warship?


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Originally Posted by ninjafreak89
I have a question that I was hopping someone might answer. A couple weeks ago I was watching a documentary of WWII battleships and in the end it started to talk about a German warship that started to be built in 1939 and it was planned to be finished by 1944. I know its not the Bismarck or the other famous German warship and it was suppose to be twice as long as the famous Japanese warship. It was suppose to have guns that were huge and everything. I was wondering if someone could tell me more about this super warship that wasn't completed.

(Sorry I don't know the names of the battleships.)

Given the timelines mentioned ie 1939-1944 I would guess you are looking for the proposed H through N Class battleships.
To be perfectly honest while they were bigger than both the Bismark and the Tirpitz they werent that impressive and seemed rather under gunned.

http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmari...h/history.html
July 26th, 2005  
AikiRooster
 
 

Topic: Answer.


I was going to say the Bismark. I don't know if that was Germany's best ship but I think was probably there most famous.
Whatever finally happened to the Bismark anway?
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July 26th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 

Topic: Re: Answer.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Rooster
I was going to say the Bismark. I don't know if that was Germany's best ship but I think it was probably there most famous.
Whatever finally happened to the Bismark anway?
Rudder blown out by a lucky torpedo shot from a vintage WW1-era bi-plane. Since she couldn't stear, she was quickly tracked down and finished off by the guns and torpedos of his majesty's navy.
August 9th, 2005  
Genghis Khan
 
I watched the same documentary also but I cant for the life of me remember the name of the ship.
August 9th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
I've seen it mentioned on the history channel also but I've never heard anything else on it.
August 9th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
How about "Hindenburg"?

http://www.german-navy.de/kriegsmari...ffh/index.html
August 10th, 2005  
specialasiankid
 
wasn't hindenburg like an aa ship or an asw ship? i was also gonna say bismarck. but if not bismarck then i dont hav a clue
August 15th, 2005  
-[ToR[N]aDo]-
 
Probably it was the german plane career which got bombed down in the harbour