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Author Garzke, William H, author.

Title Battleship Bismarck : a design and operational history / William H. Garzke Jr., Robert O. Dulin Jr., and William Jurens ; with James Cameron.

Publication Info. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5459 GAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description x, 610 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- The origins of the Battleship Bismarck -- Bismarck joins the Kriegsmarine -- German naval developments -- Prelude to Operation Rheinübung -- The Royal Navy in 1941 -- Operation Rheinübung commences -- Bismarck's Norwegian interlude and the British reaction -- Prelude to battle -- Contact! -- The destruction of HMS Hood -- Aftermath -- Decisions -- Torpedo attack by victorious aircraft -- Bismarck strives to escape -- Discovery -- The fateful torpedo attack -- Crippled -- The British destroyers attack -- The final battle: prelude -- The final battle: 0847-0930 -- The final battle: 0930-1021 -- The final battle: commentary -- Survival and aftermath -- The wreck -- Reflections -- Research -- Appendix A: Operation order for Operation Rheinübung -- Appendix B: HMS Rodney gunnery action with Bismarck -- Appendix C: King George V 356-mm turret problems -- Appendix D: The scuttling debate -- Appendix E: Bismarck's last moments: survivor reports.
Summary "This book is a marine forensics analysis and engineering study of the design, operation, and loss of Germany's greatest battleship, drawing on survivors' accounts and the authors' experience in naval architecture and naval operations. Battleship Bismarck has finally resolved some of the major questions such as, 'Who sank the Bismarck, the British or the Germans?'"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Bismarck (Battleship).
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, German.
Added Author Dulin, Robert O, author.
Jurens, William, author.
Cameron, James, 1954- author.
Müllenheim-Rechberg, Burkard, Freiherr von, 1910- writer of foreword.
Statz, Josef, writer of foreword.
Wildish, Denis Bryan Harvey Vice Admiral (Ret.), writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781591145691 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1591145694 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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