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German battleship Bismarck

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German Battleships. Cinematic Trailer

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"Bismarck" Launched

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Bismarck vs Hood original WWII recordings footage

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Battleship Bismarck in 3D - Anatomy of the Ship by Stefan Dramiński

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The Final Battle of the Battleship Bismarck (1941)

Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1936 and launched in February 1939. Work was completed in August 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Bismarck and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest built by any European power.
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