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Latest Site Updates
Date
Changes made to the website
09 February Added new material to the new German Naval Naval Camouflage 1939 - 1945 section. It is:
Admiral Hipper - Page 113
Prinz Eugen - Page 131
Prinz Eugen - Page 132
Light Cruisers - Page 163 & 174
25 January Added a new section to the website. It is an addition to Eric Leon's and my book about German Naval Camouflage 1939 - 1945.
11 January 2009 Added an air photo of Kåfjord taken by Jörgen Toll.

Added a chart to the Hilsfkreuzer Penquin page (at the very bottom).

Also added a model of H.M.S. Ardent (H41) by Mike Sellick

17 March 2008 Added a page about HMAS Sydney.

Updated the page about HSK Kormoran.

Added following new shipmodels:
Richelieu - scale 1:200 - Peter Beisheim
Bismarck - scale 1:200 - Peter Woodward

16 August 2007

Following new material has been added to the website:

The Hilfskreuzer section has been significantly expanded and improved by Jonathan Ryan.

Tirpitz Paint Schemes completed

Article:
USCGC Modoc (WPG-46) by Joseph B. Lavender

Illustration:
Schnelldampfer Bremen by Joseph B. Lavender

Shipmodels:
Admiral Graf Spee - scale 1:400 - Christian Dagorn
Admiral Graf Spee - scale 1:720 - Bruno Lorente
Admiral Hipper - scale 1:400 - David Betz
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Bruno Lorente
Bismarck - Alejandro Núñez
Blücher - scale 1:400 - David Betz
Graf Zeppelin - scale 1:720 - Bruno Lorente
M-24 - scale 1:400 - David Betz
Scharnhorst - scale 1:700 - Bruno Lorente
Tirpitz - scale 1:400 - David Betz

10 November 2006 Tirpitz - Hitler's Last Battleship by John Asmussen & Kjetil Åkra - Book Information
16 July 2006 I have uploaded photos of 11 new ship models:
H.M.S. Cossack - scale 1:96 - David Walker
H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth - scale 1:128 - Roger Antrobus
Bismarck - scale 1:1200 - Heliandro Abreu Rosa
Gneisenau - scale 1:400 - Guillermo Martinez Baz
Prinz Eugen - scale 1:128 - Dave Reith
Scharnhorst scale 1:400 - José Manuel Vidal Pérez
Tirpitz - scale 1:400 - Ethan Majstorovic
U-boot Type VII-C - scale 1:125 - Guillermo Martinez Baz
Z 31 - scale 1:400 - Guillermo Martinez Baz
Aurora - scale 1:400 - Louis Carabott
Potiomkin - scale 1:400 - Louis Carabott
8 July 2006 Uploaded video of Bismarck, Bismarck's Story, made by Tracy Dungan, USA.
3 June 2006 Uploaded the article Born of the Second London Naval Treaty by Peter Beisheim
15 January 2006 I have uploaded information and book review by Evert-Jan Foeth of Conway Maritime Press - Anatomy of the Ship - The Battleship Bismarck
23 October 2005

I have uploaded 5 PDF files containing scans of letters received by Mr. William Aldorfer from Paul Schmalenbach, Dieter Jung, Burkard Freiherr von Müllenheim-Rechberg, L. B. Smith and Robert D. Ballard regarding the camouflage on Bismarck and Prinz Eugen etc.. You can find the files here:
Paint Schemes - Bismarck - Mr. William Aldorfer - Letters

I have also uploaded a new page about the Gruppenhorchgerät (Sound Locator System) used on Bismarck and Tirpitz. You can find it here:
Gruppenhorchgerät (GHG) - Sound Locator System

16 October 2005

Uploaded three new pages for the Bismarck & Tirpitz - Technical Layout section. It is:
Anchors
Rudders & Propellers
Smoke Generator

X-Craft Midget Submarine - Scratch Build - scale 1:72 - Albino Benedetto
H.M.S. Duke of York - scale 1:200 - Norman Gillaspy
Graf Zeppelin - scale 1:200 - Norman Gillaspy
U.S.S. Missouri - scale 1:350 - Louis Carabott
Bismarck - scale 1:200 - Peter Beisheim Updated
Blücher Wreck Model - scale 1:200 - Frank Abelsen
U.S.S. Constellation - scale 1:96 - Dennis Holmes

9 September 2005 I have uploaded book reviews for two new fantastic Bismarck books written by Josef Kaiser.
30 July 2005 Uploaded a new Bismarck model to the ship model section. It is:
Bismarck - Peter Beisheim
15 June 2005 Uploaded a new Tirpitz drawing, this time Tirpitz L scheme top view and updated the Tirpitz K scheme top view drawing. Click here to see both drawings.

Updated the Bismarck birth place page with new photos and information.

5 April 2005 Uploaded new Tirpitz drawing.
This time it is a top view drawing of paint scheme K (March 1944 - July 1944).
26 March 2005 Uploaded two new pages:
Tirpitz - Bogen, near Narvik, Norway - Then & Now - (1942 & 2004)
and
Tirpitz - Kåfjord, near Alta, Norway - Then & Now - (1943-1944 & 2004)

Also updated the pages:
Tirpitz - Fættenfjord, near Trondheim, Norway - Then & Now - (1942 & 2004)
and
Tirpitz - Håkøy, near Tromsø, Norway - Then & Now - (1944-1949 & 2004)

I have also uploaded photos of 10 new ship models:
U.S.S. Hornet - Louis Carabott
H.M.S. Prince of Wales - Brais Vilavedra
H.M.T. Sir Kay - Julian Machin
Algerie - Claude Colleau
Balliste - Claude Colleau
Graf Zeppelin - Joseph Lavender
Tirpitz - Thomas Hollek
Tirpitz - Joseph Lavender
Tirpitz - Maxim Trokhin
U-552 - Thomas Hollek

12 February 2005 Uploaded new drawings of Tirpitz. Now all side view drawings of Tirpitz are completed. You can find them all here:
Tirpitz - Paint Schemes - 1941
Tirpitz - Paint Schemes - 1942
Tirpitz - Paint Schemes - 1943
Tirpitz - Paint Schemes - 1944
2 January 2005 The Hilfskreuzer section has been significantly updated and expanded.

I have also uploaded photos of 1 new ship model:
Hilfskreuzer Atlantis - scale 1:100 - William Bull

and added new photos of Tim Noack's Tirpitz model.

8 December 2004 Uploaded a new page with information and on how to subscribe to the new "Warship Modeler" magazine from Classic Warships Publishing. Read all about it here
18 November 2004 I have uploaded photos of 9 new ship models:
U.S.S. Iowa - scale 1:200 - Sascha Hinrichsen
H.M.S. Aurora - scale 1:300 - Per Otto Strøm
H.M.S. Renown - scale 1:700 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Royal Oak - scale 1:700 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Sheffield - scale 1:350 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Sussex - scale 1:350 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Warspite - scale 1:700 - Jim Baumann
Bismarck - scale 1:200 - John Pospisil
Scharnhorst - scale 1:110 - Francisco José Moya
7 August 2004 Uploaded a new section with photos of the wreck of Bismarck. You can find it here:
Part 1 - Stem & Forecastle
Part 2 - Bridge & Conning Tower
Part 3 - Armament
Part 4 - Catapult & Center Area
Part 5 - Aft & Rudder Area
31 July 2004 Uploaded book review by John Asmussen of the new Italian Heavy Cruisers and Kriegsmarine Type VII U-boats books from Classic Warships Publishing.
18 July 2004 Uploaded information about two new books from Classic Warships, Italian Cruisers of WWII and Kriegsmarine Type VII U-Boats. Books review will follow later.

I have also uploaded two excellent drawings of Renown and Repulse by Vlad Cimpan.

Uploaded new photos of Jürgen Böttcher's model of Tirpitz.

Added "E" paint scheme of the Tirpitz. Also have now replaced all drawings with waterline versions and it is now possible to see the drawings in much bigger versions too:
Tirpitz Paint Schemes 1941
Tirpitz Paint Schemes 1942
Tirpitz Paint Schemes 1943
Tirpitz Paint Schemes 1944

18 June 2004

Uploaded photos of Grimstadfjord, Bergen, Norway - Then & Now (1941 (Bismarck) & 2004).

Uploaded photos of Fættenfjord, near Trondheim, Norway - Then & Now (1942 (Tirpitz) & 2004).

Uploaded a book review by John Asmussen of Niemieckie Krazowniki Typu Admiral Hipper cz. 2 (Admiral Hipper Class heavy cruisers) from AJ-Press

Uploaded 4 book reviews by Tom Kristiansen about Japanese warships from Japanese Gakken. You can find them here:
Gakken Pacific War series 21 - IJN BB Kongo Class
Gakken Pacific War series 26 - IJN BB Ise Class
Gakken Pacific War series 27 - IJN CA Myoko Class
Gakken Pacific War series 30 Fuso Class

Uploaded new artwork. It is of USS Kalinin Bay CVE-68 by Steve Nuttall and Bill Waldorf.

I have also added 3 new ships to the ship model section. It is:
H.M.S. Aurora - scale 1:350 - Pelle Kjeldgaard
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Pelle Kjeldgaard
RMS Titanic - scale 1:400 - Pelle Kjeldgaard

Also uploaded model building articles by Bill Waldorf. It is:
IJN Shinano - scale 1:250 - Bill Waldorf
IJN Yamato - scale 1:200 - Bill Waldorf
USS Gambier Bay CVE-73 - scale 1:72 - Bill Waldorf
IJN Soryu scale 1:144 - Bill Waldorf

15 April 2004 Added a section where it is possible to obtain autographed photos, prints, books etc. from Bismarck survivor Bruno Rzonca. I have also updated the main page layout.
7 April 2004 Uploaded book review by John Asmussen of the new USS Ticonderoga and IJN Yamato Class Battleships books from Classic Warships Publishing.
1 April 2004 Uploaded 5 book reviews about the Bismarck and Tirpitz books from Polish AJ-Press. You can find them here:
Pancerniki Typu Bismarck cz. 1
Pancerniki Typu Bismarck cz. 2
Pancerniki Typu Bismarck cz. 3
Pancerniki Typu Bismarck cz. 4
Pancerniki Typu Bismarck cz. 5

I have also added 4 new ships to the ship model section. It is:
H.M.S. Hood - scale 1:400 - Louis Carabott
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Vlad Cimpan
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Matthew R. Jones
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Jos Visser

19 March 2004 Uploaded 3 new sets of Tirpitz - Paint Schemes. They all illustrate how Tirpitz looked like in 1941.
10 March 2004 Following the sad news that Bismarck survivor, Maschinengefreiter Rudolf Martin, has passed away in Stendal in Germany, the Bismarck Crew List has been updated and a message to commemorate Rudolf Martin has been placed on the main page.
5 March 2004 Uploaded a new set of Tirpitz - Paint Schemes.
3 March 2004 Uploaded a new page showing the hits Bismarck substained during Operation "Rheinübung".
Also uploaded a page about the song "Sink the Bismarck" (original and parody version).
23 February 2004 Uploaded a new set of Tirpitz - Paint Schemes.
Uploaded covers/info about two new books (Warship Pictorial) about USS Ticonderoga CV/CVA/CVS-14 and IJN Yamato Class Battleships from Classic Warships Publishing.
30 December 2003 Uploaded a new set of Tirpitz - Paint Schemes.
Uploaded a book review by Tom Kristiansen of Niemieckie Krazowniki Typu Admiral Hipper cz. 1
Also uploaded new artwork from Steve Nuttall. It is showing the sinking of IJN Yamato.
21 December 2003 After 17 months of hard work, I'm proud finally to be able to announce that some of the new Tirpitz drawings are published on the website. The rest will follow as soon as the paint schemes are ready. The new drawings are located in the new "Tirpitz Paint Scheme" section. It consist of four pages representing the years 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944. On each page you will find a scheme showing the career of Tirpitz in short version.

I have also uploaded photos of new ship models and new photos of already existing models in the "Ship Model" section. The list is as follows:
Bismarck - scale 1:200 - Dieter Neumann (updated with new photos)
H.M.S. Prince of Wales - scale 1:350 - Enrique Balsa
Typhoon - scale 1:350 - John Shum
Tirpitz - scale 1:100 - Jürgen Böttcher (updated with new photos)
U.S.S. Iowa - scale 1:350 - Kim Taylor
U.S.S. Missouri - scale 1:350 - Vlad Cimpan

Uploaded new artwork from Steve Nuttall:
Fleet at Sea by Steve Nuttall
Heading Home by Steve Nuttall
Littorio at Sunset by Steve Nuttall

5 December 2003 Uploaded book review by the John Asmussen of the new Bismarck and H.M.S. Hood books from Classic Warships Publishing.
22 November 2003 Updated the Hilfskreuzer section with more and better photos.

Uploaded Bismarck Wallpapers made by Michael Pocock.

Information uploaded about the unit emblem used on the Arado Ar 196A aircraft on Bismarck, Tirpitz and the other larger German warships.

Uploaded two new images made by Steve Nuttall, one of an Admiralty Tug and one of USS North Carolina.

15 November 2003 Uploaded a Bismarck Comic and a Prince of Wales/Repulse Comic.
11 November 2003 Uploaded two new images made by Steve Nuttall, one of HMS Hood and one of IJN Musashi.

It is also now possible to make a monetary donation to support this website in staying online, and to help it expand in the future. Your help is very important and greatly appreciated.

2 November 2003 Uploaded 6 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
H.M.S. Belfast - 1:700 - Claudio Matteini
Dunkerque - scale 1:200 - Alain Moitrot
Richelieu - scale 1:700 - Claudio Matteini
Prinz Eugen - scale 1:200 - Alain Moitrot
Scharnhorst - scale 1:100 - Helmut Ehrenstrasser
IJN Yamato - scale 1:700 - Claudio Matteini

I have also uploaded a page about the Blohm + Voss shipyard and the Tirpitz wreck site. Tey can be found here:
Bismarck - Birth Place - Blohm + Voss GmbH Shipyard, Hamburg, Germany
Tirpitz Wreck Site

28 September 2003 Uploaded 6 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Antonio Bonomi
Bismarck - scale 1:700 - Patrizio Carlucci
Gneisenau - scale 1:400 - Francesco Bosio
Lützow - scale 1:400 - Francesco Bosio
Prinz Eugen - scale 1:400 - Francesco Bosio
Scharnhorst - scale 1:400 - Francesco Bosio
Bismarck - Samek - scale 1:700 - Patrizio Carlucci (same as above, but with more information/photos)
22 September 2003 To commemorate the successful British X-Craft midget submarine attack on Tirpitz in Kåfjord, Norway I have uploaded a new page about the X-Craft midget submarines to the "Other Craft Involved section. I have also uploaded a page about the British Chariot human torpedo to the "Other Craft Involved section.
19 September 2003 Uploaded 3 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
H.M.S. Hood - scale 1:400 - Leslie D. Foran
Tirpitz - scale 1:100 - Jürgen Böttcher
U-2540 - scale 1:144 - Stefan Draminski
14 September 2003 Uploaded 3 new maps on the Denmark Strait Battle re-construction made by Antonio Bonomi.
8 September 2003 Uploaded the covers to the new books (Warship Pictorial) about Bismarck and HMS Hood from Classic Warships Publishing.
Uploaded artwork, Bismarck, Tirpitz, HMS Hood, Musashi, Shinano, Yamato, made by Steve Nuttall.
Uploaded a Bismarck wreck diorama made by Alain Moitrot.
Uploaded a model os U.S.S. PT 107 made by John Shum.
Uploaded Bismarck drawing by Mark Draper.
Uploaded a Bismarck painting made by C M Yeung
24 August 2003 Uploaded a new page about the newest Denmark Strait Battle Theory based on a comprehensive research by Antonio Bonomi.
16 August 2003 Uploaded new photos of the huge scale 1:20 Admiral Graf Spee model of William Terra. Also uploaded a new painting of Bismarck made by Grzegorz Nawrocki.
11 July 2003 Uploaded three new paintings. One painting showing Bismarck leading Prinz Eugen in the Denmark Strait made by Randall Wilson. The two other paintings are made by Grzegorz Nawrocki and show Admiral Hipper and Blücher. Uploaded a page with information about Warship Pictorial which are high quality, cheap to buy, books from Classic Warships. They're a MUST for the naval enthusiast.
2 July 2003 Uploaded a new page. The page is called "The Denmark Strait Dispute" and is about the different battle theories.
6 June 2003 Uploaded a new section. It is a Naval Archive which contains documents and information of interest to the naval enthusiast.
26 April 2003 Uploaded 6 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
H.M.S. Ark Royal - scale 1:600 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Hood - scale 1:350 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Kashmir, 1927 - scale 1:700 - Jim Baumann
H.M.S. Rodney - scale 1:350 - Jim Baumann (1927)
H.M.S. Rodney - scale 1:700 - Jim Baumann (1943/44)
Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat - scale 1:72 - Jim Baumann
All models made by Jim Baumann.
12 April 2003 Uploaded 8 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
U.S.S. Arizona - scale 1:350 - Louis Carabott
U.S.S. Missouri - scale 1:350 - Tyler Hampton
H.M.S. Nelson - scale 1:600 - Chris Lightfoot
Bismarck - scale 1:100 - Frank Paulus
Leipzig - scale 1:100 - Wolfgang Münder
Nürnberg - scale 1:350 - Tomasz Szejnoch
Prinz Eugen - scale 1:200 - Wolfgang Münder
IJN Musashi - scale 1:250 - Mark Hampton
7 April 2003 Uploaded a new Guestbook.
28 March 2003 Updated the Hilfskreuzer (Auxiliary Cruisers) section.
25 March 2003 Uploaded a new section about the Hilfskreuzer (Auxiliary Cruisers). It can be found in the "Miscellaneous" section:
Introduction
HK Atlantis
HK Komet
HK Kormoran
HK Michel
HK Orion
HK Pinquin
HK Stier
HK Thor
HK Widder
2 March 2003 Uploaded 2 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
Bismarck - scale 1:350 - Dirk Dühlmann
Tirpitz - scale 1:350 - Les Foran.

Uploaded two ship model reviews to the ship model section. It is:
Bismarck - Heller - scale 1:400 - Len Roberto
Gneisenau - Heller - scale 1:400 - Len Roberto

1 March 2003 Uploaded a new page about Humour & Propaganda.
Added info about the memorial plate placed on the wreck of Bismarck in June 2002.
22 February 2003 Uploaded two new paintings of Bismarck and Kind George V made by Grzegorz Nawrocki.
Uploaded 7 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
Gneisenau - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (June 1939)
Gneisenau - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (Summer 1939, Las Palmas, Spain)
Gneisenau - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (March 1941, Operation "Berlin")
Gneisenau - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (1942, Operation "Cerberus")
Scharnhorst - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (1942, Operation "Cerberus")
Scharnhorst - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (Autumn 1942, Baltic Sea)
Scharnhorst - scale 1:700 - Alfonso Arenas (March 1943)
All models made by Alfonso Arenas.
08 February 2003 Uploaded an updated and significantly expanded section about the crew of the Bismarck.
22 January 2003 Uploaded a new page about the Tirpitz Armament Lay-out.
21 January 2003 Uploaded a new page about the Bismarck Armament Lay-out.
18 January 2003 Uploaded two new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
Scharnhorst made by Daniel Bauer
and Tirpitz made by Louis Carabott.
16 January 2003 Uploaded a new ship model to the ship model section. It is:
S-100
The model is made by Peter Behmüller.
13 January 2003 Uploaded a new ship model to the ship model section. It is:
H.M.S. King George V
The model is made by Louis Carabott.
5 January 2003 Uploaded 9 new ship models to the ship model section. It is:
U.S.S. Enterprise
U.S.S. Fletcher
H.M.S. Hood
H.M.S. Nelson
H.M.S. Prince of Wales
Scharnhorst
IJN Musashi
IJN Shinano
IJN Suzuya
All models made by Michel de Kruijf. Furthermore I have uploaded new and more photos of the Tirpitz model of Michel de Kruijf.
29 December 2002 Uploaded 2 new ship models to the ship model section. It is Graf Zeppelin made by Ralph Liedtke and Z 39 made by Klaus-Peter Wohlrab. A photo gallery have been made about the aircraft carrier HMS Nabob which took part in an attack against the Tirpitz. Uploaded modified paint schemes of the Bismarck which can be seen here and here. Made some other minor improvements to the website.
12 December 2002 Uploaded 4 new ship models to the ship model section. It is Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Scheer and Lützow all made by Antonio Bonomi. The last model is a Tirpitz made by Michel de Kruijf.
8 December 2002 Uploaded a Bismarck Survivors List.
29 November 2002 Uploaded several new pages to a new Tirpitz - Gallery - Theme section with lots of photos of the Tirpitz.
22 November 2002 Added a new section about the James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck with personal accounts, photos, etc.
13 November 2002 The design of the website has been modified.
3 November 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is of Bismarck made by Peter Dorschner.
14 October 2002 Uploaded a new designed main page.
13 October 2002 Uploaded drawings of the Bismarck made by Nick Fox. Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is of Tirpitz made by Tim Noack. Also uploaded more photos of the Admiral Graf Spee ship model made by William Terra, and Bismarck and Scharnhorst, both models made by Mark Hampton.
2 October 2002 Uploaded several new illustrations of British warships to the "Other Craft Involved - Illustrations and Drawings - British Ships" section. The Illustrations are made by Monty Mills. Added more photos and information to the "Tirpitz - Miscellaneous - Tall Boy"section.
24 September 2002 Added new soundfiles so it is possible to hear how the names of the German WWII warships are pronounced in German.
21 September 2002 Added two new models to the "Model Ships" section. The models is of Bismarck and Scharnhorst made by Mark Hampton. The 3D illustrations of Bismarck made by Gaspar Pina has been modified. Also added some soundfiles so it is possible to hear how the names of the large German WWII warships are pronounced in German. Added new illustrations of the 3,7 cm AA gun to the "Technical Details" section. Made other minor corrections and improvements to the website.
5 September 2002 Uploaded photos of two models to the "Model Ships" section. One model is of Bismarck made by Blohm & Voss (the shipyard that built the real ship). The other model is also of Bismarck and made by Mark Hampton.
30 August 2002 Added new photos of the Tirpitz ship model made by Bill Millward.
28 August 2002 Added a new section about Bismarck Expeditions and Worlds Deepest Diving Manned Submersibles. Also added some 3D illustrations showing parts of the Bismarck made by Stefan Draminski. Due to the increasing amount of links to other websites it was not possible to keep them all in one page anymore. I have therefore divided them into different pages where they are listed with other websites with similar topics.
23 August 2002 Added a new 3D Bismarck model made by Konley Kelley.
12 August 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is of Tirpitz made by Bill Millward. Also added a link to the Feindfahrten website.
5 August 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is of Admiral Graf Spee made by a crewmember and owned by Markus Titsch. Also added a link to the Uboatnet.de website.
28 July 2002 Added two new 3D models made by Gaspar Pina, IJN Fuso and U.S.S. Iowa. Also added a new ship model. It is a model of USS Saucy made by Julian Machin.
19 July 2002 Added a new ship model/diorama. It is a model/diorama of Tirpitz in Kaafjord made by Frank Abelsen. Also updated the Bismarck paint scheme section.
17 July 2002 Added a new 3D Bismarck model made by Gaspar Pina. Also added a new ship model. It is a model of U.S.S. PT 109 made by Michael Pocock.
22 June 2002 Added a new link to the "Deutsche Flotten - German Fleet" website to the links section.
13 June 2002 This website have received "Battleship Bismarck Golden Award" which is uploaded to the "Miscellaneous" section.
9 June 2002 Added a new link to the "Langer Heinrich" website to the links section.
16 May 2002 Added a new link to the "Prinz Eugen dot com" website to the links section.
13 May 2002 Uploaded several new and many revised illustrations of the Bismarck, Tirpitz and British warships. The illustrations can be found in the "Bismarck - Illustrations and Drawings" section, the "Tirpitz - Illustrations and Drawings" section and the "Other Craft Involved - Illustrations and Drawings - British Ships" section. The illustrations are made by Monty Mills.
10 May 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is a Prinz Eugen made by Heinz Kolb.
24 April 2002 Added three new photos to the "Model Ships" section of the model "De Grasse" made by Tomasz Szejnoch.
12 April 2002 Uploaded a new illustration of H.M.S. Duke of York to the " Other Craft Involved - Illustrations and Drawings - British Ships " section. The illustration is made by Monty Mills. Added new links to the "Hr.Ms.Potvis" and "A data base for thousands of topics from A to Z" website.
1 April 2002 This website have received "The Golden RSC Award" which is uploaded to the "Miscellaneous" section. Also added two new links to the "Ron's Submarine's Covers" website and the "Warships" website.
29 March 2002 Added a new link to the "All the World's Battlecruisers" website.
27 March 2002 Uploaded several new illustrations of British warships to the "Other Craft Involved - Illustrations and Drawings - British Ships" section. The illustrations are made by Monty Mills.
26 March 2002 Added two new links to the "Links" section. It is a link to the "Archie - A Pilot in RAF Bomber Command" website and a link to "Battleships Carriers And Other Warships" website.
20 March 2002 Uploaded several illustrations of British warships to the "Other Craft Involved - Illustrations and Drawings" section. The Illustrations are made by Monty Mills.
13 March 2002 Added two new models to the "Model Ships" section. The models is an U.S.S. Arizona and De Grasse. Both ships made by Tomasz Szejnoch. Also uploaded an illustration of H.M.S. Renown to the "Other Craft Involved - Art" made by Monty Mills. And finally a portrait of the Polish destroyer ORP Piorun, the Spanish cruiser Canarias and the Swedish aircraft cruiser has been uploaded to the "Other Craft Involved" section.
6 March 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is a Bismarck made by Martin Rieke. Also added a link to the website "Parabellum: Polish-German conflict 1939-1945".
23 February 2002 Added a new page to the "Tirpitz Gallery" called "The Tirpitz in Colour".
22 February 2002 Added three new pages to the "Bismarck Gallery" called "Port Midship Section 1", "Port Midship Section 2" and "Starboard Midship Section".
20 February 2002 Added three new pages to the "Bismarck Gallery" called "Port Fore Section", "Port Aft Section" and "Starboard Aft Section".
17 February 2002 Added a new page to the "Bismarck Gallery" called "Starboard Fore Section". I have also added a link to the website "U-Boot-Museen in Deutschland".
16 February 2002 Added a new page to the "Bismarck Gallery" called "Internal View".
14 February 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is a Scharnhorst made by Dirk Brodbek. Also added a new link to the "Afrika-Files" website.
10 February 2002 Uploaded more details about the British aircraft carriers, Fencer and Trumpeter and the German fighter aircraft Messerschmitt bf 109. Also added two new photographs of the Bismarck model made by Takaatsu Fukuoka. And I have added a new link to the " Klaus-Peter Wohlrab's Schiffsmodellbau Homepage" website.
3 February 2002 Added two new models to the "Model Ships" section. The models is a Bismarck made by Dieter Simon and a Yamato made by Takaatsu Fukuoka.
2 February 2002 Added a page about the Bismarck memorial at Friedrichsruh, Germany. It is located in the Bismarck - Miscellaneous section.
23 January 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is a H.M.S. Manchester made by Dave L. Smithdale. Also added a link to the website Model Warships Underway.
17 January 2002 Added two new models to the "Model Ships" section. The models is a H.M.S. Belfast and H.M.S. Hood made by Sami Arim.
8 January 2002 Added a new model to the "Model Ships" section. The model is a Bismarck made by Dieter Neumann.
6 January 2002 Added two new photographs of the Tirpitz model made by Kurt Fries ("Model Ships" section). Furthermore added a link to the website "Schiffsmodellbaufreunde Einbeck-Dassel".
4 January 2002 Added two new models to the "Model Ships" section. The models is a Tirpitz made by Kurt Fries and a Bismarck made by Takaatsu Fukuoka.
1 January 2002 Updated the "Technical Layout - General Details" page as well as re-arranging the "Technical Layout"section.
31 December 2001 Uploaded a painting of Grzegorz Nawrocki, "Operation "Rösselsprung", to the "Tirpitz - Art" section. I have also removed the award " Distinguished Military Site Award" as I was only entitled to display it on the website until the end of the year 2001.
25 December 2001 Replaced three drawings of the Bismarck (above view) in the "Paint Scheme - 1941" section.
Re-arranged the links section.
15 December 2001 Replaced two drawings of the Bismarck (above view) in the "Paint Scheme - Operation "Rheinübung" section.
Added a link to the Rengo-Kantai (Imperial Japanese Navy (Fleet) website.
30 November 2001 Changed the design of the Main page.
29 November 2001 The Ship Models section have been updated with additional information about the Admiral Graf Spee model of William Terra.
27 November 2001 Added a new model to the model ships section. The model is Admiral Graf Spee made by Peter Behmüller.
22 November 2001 The website officially renamed to Bismarck & Tirpitz.
17 November 2001 Added a new link to 617 Squadron The "DAMBUSTERS" website, the World War II Newspapers website. Uploaded new banners for this website and a new model of the Admiral Graf Spee to the Ship Model section. Also the credit section has been updated, i.e. with a link to FOXCAD in Australia.
8 November 2001 Uploaded a painting of Grzegorz Nawrocki, "The Last Moments of Bismarck", to the Bismarck - Paintings section.
1 November 2001 Uploaded a painting of Grzegorz Nawrocki, "Bismarck Engaged", to the Bismarck - Paintings section. The new Bismarck and Tirpitz sister website about Scharnhorst and Gneisenau has been published today and a link has been made from the main page to the new website.
29 October 2001 Changed the design/colours on the website.
21 October 2001 I have added a new section "Ship Models". Enter the section from the Main Page.
11 October 2001 Changed the email address to the webmaster. The new email adress is: webmaster@bismarck-class.dk
10 October 2001 Added a link to the "Royal Air Force 221 Squadron" website.
24 September 2001 Uploaded a new painting made by Horst Helmus to the "Bismarck Paintings - North Atlantic" section.
16 September 2001 Added a discussion forum to the website, "Bismarck Class Forum".
11 September 2001 Uploaded a link to the websites "Battleship Bismarck Legends Lives" and "Battlecruiser Yavuz / Goeben".
20 August 2001 Uploaded a link to the website "O Bismarck".
9 August 2001 I have added a new section "Technical Layout for the battleships of the Scharnhorst Class" and the first page "General Details has been uploaded. Made a link to the website "O Bismarck".
10 August 2001 Uploaded scans of a Tirpitz 1942 New Years Greeting Card.
16 July 2001 Uploaded a new painting of the Tirpitz and one of the HMS Rodney. Added a link to the website "Kampania Wrzesniova 1939".
26 June 2001 Uploaded a link to the websites "Fishers, Armor Warships and Games Page", "Blohm+Voss GmbH" and "Ariga's Warship Photo Gallery".
16 June 2001 Made some corrections and improvements and added a link to the website "We Shall Remember".
5 June 2001 Added four new pages to the Scharnhorst Gallery.
27 May 2001 Uploaded a new satelite special section about the history of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Furthermore a new "Newspaper" section of Bismarck has been uploaded. Two more Tirpitz newspapers has been added to the "Tirpitz - Newspaper" section. Added a new link to the website "Zerstörer, Fregatten und andere Schiffe der Deutschen Marine". Today it's the 60 years anniversary for the sinking of the Bismarck.
14 May 2001 Updated the paint schemes of Bismarck.
1 May 2001 I have added a new page with colour photographs of the Bismarck (Bismarck - Gallery - The Bismarck in Colour). And I have uploaded a new version of the newspaper of the Tirpitz (Tirpitz - Newspapers - Der Scheinwerfer - 12th August 1942). Today the website has been online for one year. Thank you for all the support I have received so far.
28 April 2001 Added a link to the "Nihon Kaigun - Imperial Japanese Navy" website.
20 April 2001 Changed the structure and navigation system on the website. The frames are removed. Added a new section named "Other Craft Involved". Updated the source list. Several minor changes has been made too.
10 April 2001 Updated the "Operational History" of Tirpitz and added more names to the credits section.
6 April 2001 Added a link to the "World War II, a British focus" website.
4 April 2001 Uploaded two new paintings of the Bismarck and one of the Tirpitz. And I have added two links to the "Battleship Bismarck" and the "Battleship Tirpitz" websites.
31 March 2001 Uploaded a new section named "Tirpitz - Newspapers - Der Scheinwerfer".
29 March 2001 Added some drawings/maps to the "History of the Tirpitz" section. Additionally I have made some minor improvements in different sections. Made a new section named "Award" as the website received an award 28 March 2001.
27 March 2001 Added a new section "Optical Rangefinding". Look in "Miscellaneous - Optical Rangefinding". Furthermore added two more links: "Der Luftkrieg über der Eifel" and "From Devonshire to York".
20 March 2001 Updated the "Fire Direction" and "Radar Equipment" sections.
16 March 2001 Added a new section about the Arado Ar196 aircraft.
15 March 2001 Replaced the Menu and Guestbook (Java applets) with more traditional solutions as the Java applets caused too much problems.
3 March 2001 Added a link to the "Schlachtschiff BISMARCK" website.
26 February 2001 Added a link to the "Mei 1940" website.
24 February 2001 Moved the website to a new domain. Updated "The History of Bismarck" section, "The History of Tirpitz section, the "Gallery", the "Source" section, the "Links" section, the "Credits" section and the "General Information" section. Furthermore a new Counter and Guestbook have replaced the previos ones.
16 February 2001 Announced that the website will move to a new domain within a few days.
4 February 2001 In order to make it more user friendly I have added "page jump" to the sections: Armour, Fire Direction, Radar Equiment and Paint Schemes. Furthermore I have made a few other changes in some of these sections.
27 January 2001 Uploaded some larger versions of the "Paint Schemes" drawings of Bismarck. Additionally I have added new material to the Technical Layout. Look in "Technical Layout - Fire Direction" and "Technical Layout - Radar Equipment"
19 January 2001 Uploaded some improved versions of the "Paint Schemes" drawings of Bismarck.
14 January 2001 Uploaded some improved versions of the "Paint Schemes" drawings of Bismarck.
13 January 2001 Updated drawings in "Technical Layout" section regarding armament and armour.
12 January 2001 Added some drawings, updated and renamed the section "Camouflage Schemes".
The new name is "Paint Schemes"
7 January 2001 Corrected some gramatical and spelling errors in Bismarck - Operational History section. Furthermore I have rearranged the section "Latest Site Updates".
4 January 2001 Uploaded new drawings. Look in "Camouflage Schemes - Bismarck". Furthermore I have added a link to "Military Naval Technologies".
2 January 2001 Maintenance update and uploaded some improved drawings to the section "Camouflage Schemes".
26 December 2000 Uploaded new drawings and made some changes to the previously uploaded drawings related to the camouflage schemes of Bismarck. Furthermore I have added some text to the drawings and photographs. Much more will be added within the next days and weeks. Look in "Camouflage Schemes - Bismarck".
25 December 2000 Uploaded new drawings and made some changes to the previously uploaded drawings related to the camouflage schemes of Bismarck. Furthermore I have uploaded some photographs as a sort of documentation. Much more will be added within the next days and weeks. Look in "Camouflage Schemes - Bismarck".
23 December 2000 Uploaded four new drawings of the Bismarck with different camouflage schemes. Much more will be added within the next days and weeks.
Look in "Camouflage Schemes - Bismarck".
11 December 2000 Uploaded a never seen before aerial photograph of Bismarck and Tirpitz making excercises in the Baltic Sea, 18 May 1941, the day before Operation "Rheinübung". Look in "Gallery - Bismarck - Final Preparations".
3 December 2000 In order to support Netscape 6 users I have updated my menu. I have currently removed the "Aircraft Involved" and "Ships Involved" sections. However I expect to have them back very soon after I have rearranged it. I have furthermore rearranged my directories and made some adjustment to the menu.
29 November 2000 Corrected some grammatical and spelling errors in the pages, Operational History, Construction and Operation "Rheinübung", all related to the history of Bismarck.
26 November 2000 I have added two new links to "WORLD WAR II day by day" and "Robinson's Resort".
23 November 2000 Originally I uploaded 7 aerial photographs (see above). Unfortunately I made a mistake because only 5 of the photographs were of Bismarck. The other two were of Prinz Eugen and are now removed. Sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.
21 November 2000 Uploaded some never seen before aerial photographs of Bismarck on her way to Norway, May 1941. Look in "Gallery - Bismarck - Oper. "Rheinübung" 2".
19 November 2000 Updated the history of Tirpitz.
2 November 2000 Updated the "Operational History" of Bismarck.
29 October 2000 Updated the "Operational History" of Tirpitz.
28 October 2000 Removed the link to Royal Navy Encyclopedia. The site don't exist anymore.
27 October 2000 Uploaded new drawings and rearranged the "Technical Layout - Armament". The former "Armament" section has been replaced by 8 new sections showing each type of armament on the ships. These sections still need some final touches and there will be further additions.
23 October 2000 Uploaded new drawings and rearranged the section "Technical Layout - Armour".
8 October 2000 Rescaled and made some minor corrections to some of my drawings.
25 September 2000 Uploaded two new paintings of Bismarck and Prince of Wales.
21 September 2000 Uploaded an updated version of the "Operational History" of Bismarck and made some minor changes in the "Menu".
14 September 2000 Uploaded a new drawing of the machinery of the Bismarck and Tirpitz, and I have added the career of most of the men involved. Additionally I have made some minor corrections to my drawings and photographs.
6 September 2000 Added a new painting "The Fatal Torpedo Hit" related to Bismarck. Furthermore I have uploaded the coat of arms related to both Bismarck and Tirpitz. Additionally I have made some minor corrections
1 September 2000 Made some corrections to the "Index/Main" and "Info" sections and to the "Gallery Bismarck".
27 August 2000 Uploaded a new section with paintings of Bismarck and Tirpitz and other ships related. Besides that I have added a new link to "Total Warfare on the Internet" and made some minor corrections.
4 August 2000 Made a new section "Bismarck vs Tirpitz" that shows the differences between the two ships. I have also made a new section "Topic for Discussion - Bismarck - The Fatal Torpedo Hit" that deals with the different views on this incident. I have added a new link to "The German Navy in World War II".
11 July 2000 The gallery related to Tirpitz is now complete. Minor changes will be made in the time to come. I have also made links to the "Third Reich Factbook" and the "HMS Rodney Website".
6 July 2000 Uploaded a gallery with pictures of the British aircraft carrier HMS Fencer.
1 July 2000 Added more pictures to the gallery related to the history of Tirpitz (still not complete). Furthermore I have added a picture, of the dry dock at St. Nazaire, to the gallery related to the history of Bismarck.
27 June 2000 Uploaded a gallery with many pictures related to the history of Tirpitz (not complete yet).
18 June 2000 Uploaded a gallery with many pictures related to the history of Bismarck.
3 June 2000 Uploaded drawing of X-Craft, info about U-74 and U-556, new section about the special bond between the Bismarck and U-556 and a link to the "U-boat Net".


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