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DKM BB Scharnhorst

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For other ships of the same name, see Scharnhorst.
DKM BB Scharnhorst Minecraft MapScharnhorst
History
DKM BB Scharnhorst Minecraft MapNazi Germany
Name:Scharnhorst
Namesake:Gerhard Johann von Scharnhorst(1755–1813)[1]
Builder:Kriegsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven
Laid down:15 June 1935
Launched:3 October 1936
Commissioned:7 January 1939
Motto:Scharnhorst immer voran[2]
Fate:Sunk at DKM BB Scharnhorst Minecraft Map72°16′N 28°41′E the Battle of North Cape on 26 December 1943
General characteristics
Class and type:Scharnhorst-class battleship
Displacement:
  • Standard: 32,100 long tons (32,600 t)
  • Full load: 38,100 long tons (38,700 t)
Length:234.9 m (771 ft)
Beam:30 m (98 ft)
Draft:9.9 m (32 ft)
Installed power:159,551 shp; 118,977 kW[3]
Propulsion:3 Brown, Boveri & Co geared steam turbines
Speed:31 knots (57 km/h; 36 mph)
Range:7,100 nmi (13,100 km; 8,200 mi) at 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Complement:
  • 56 officers
  • 1,613 enlisted
Armament:
Armor:
  • Belt: 350 mm (13.8 in)
  • Deck: 50 mm (2.0 in)
  • Turrets: 200 to 360 mm (7.9 to 14.2 in)
  • Conning tower: 350 mm[4]
Aircraft carried:3 Arado Ar 196A
Aviation facilities:1 catapult

Scharnhorst was a German capital ship, alternatively described as a battleship and battlecruiser, of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. She was the lead ship of her class, which included one other ship, Gneisenau. The ship was built at the Kriegsmarinewerft dockyard in Wilhelmshaven; she was laid down on 15 June 1935 and launched a year and four months later on 3 October 1936. Completed in January 1939, the ship was armed with a main battery of nine 28 cm (11 in) C/34 guns in three triple turrets. Plans to replace these weapons with six 38 cm (15 in) SK C/34 guns in twin turrets were never carried out.

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau operated together for much of the early portion of World War II, including sorties into the Atlantic to raid British merchant shipping. During her first operation, Scharnhorst sank the auxiliary cruiser HMS Rawalpindi in a short engagement (November 1939). Scharnhorst and Gneisenau participated in Operation Weserübung (April-June 1940), the German invasion of Norway. During operations off Norway, the two ships engaged the battlecruiser HMS Renown and sank the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious as well as her escort destroyers Acasta and Ardent. In that engagement Scharnhorst achieved one of the longest-range naval gunfire hits in history.

In early 1942, after repeated British bombing raids, the two ships made a daylight dash up the English Channel from occupied France to Germany. In early 1943, Scharnhorst joined the Bismarck-class battleship Tirpitz in Norway to interdict Allied convoys to the Soviet Union. Scharnhorst and several destroyers sortied from Norway to attack a convoy, but British naval patrols intercepted the German force. During the Battle of the North Cape (26 December 1943), the Royal Navybattleship HMS Duke of York and her escorts sank Scharnhorst. Only 36 men were pulled from the icy seas, out of a crew of 1,968.
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01/03/2017 4:03 pm
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Nice...... how did you do the white images?
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12/05/2016 5:30 pm
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Fantastic work, I always love to see what you come out with next.
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12/05/2016 3:13 am
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That sinking ship render, daaaamn
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Nice Work and Greets from Wilhelmshaven ;)
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