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Technical Specifications of Bismarck
Basic Technical Features
Builder: Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg
Laid down: 1 July, 1936
Launched: 14 February, 1939
Commissioned: 24 August, 1940
Displacement: 41.752 metric tons (nominal), 52.103 metric tons (max.)
Dimensions: 251 m (length), 36 m (beam), 9.87 m (draft)
Speed: 30.1 knots (max.)
Machines: 3 X Blohm & Voss - Curtis geared turbines (1000 psia)
Max. Output: 138.700Hp DIN / 150.076Hp SAE
Propellers: 3 convergent propellers
Rudders: 2 (hydrolic-servo motor & manual controlled)
Boilers: 12 X Wagner High Pressure boilers with injection furnaces
Condensers: 6 X External condensers with tubular exchangers
Fuel: 7990 tons (8700 max.) No: 05/06 Fuel-oil
Op. Range: 8433 nautical miles / 19 knots
Crew: 2407
Planes: 4 Arado Ar-196 flying boats
AC Generators: 8 main, 4 auxilary diesel AC generators ( 8750 KWA)
Radars: 2 X Telefunken Fu-Mo23 Marine radar set with high deflection antennas
Armor: 32 cm (main belt), 12-20 cm (deck), 12-34 cm (turrets)
Armor steel: Ni-Cr (Wotan X-9A hardened alloy)
Armament: 8 X 38 cm (caliber L-47), 12 X 15 cm, 16 X 10.5 cm, 16 X 3.7 cm AA, 18 X 2.0 cm AA
 
Typical Properties Of Main Guns


1 - 380 mm. Main Guns
Type: Caliber L-47 / 38 cm (15 inches)
Turret number: 4 (Anton, Bruno, Caesar, Dora)
Barrel number: 8 (total)
Max. gun range: 34.875 m / 30 deg. max. firing angle
Muzzle velocity: 2722 feet / sec.
Shell weight: 1796 lb
Rate of fire: 2.5 shots / minute
Charge: Amatol (% 85 TNT - % 20 Ammonium Nitrate) Typical for AP shells.
Gun charge: Cordite
Actuators: Hydraulic (full automatic)

2 - 150 mm. Secondary Guns
Type: Caliber L-55 / 15 cm
Turret number: 6
Barrel number: 12 (total)
Max. gun range: 23.178 m / 40 deg. max. firing angle
Muzzle velocity: 2857 feet / sec.
Shell weight: 101 lb
Rate of fire: 7 shots / minute
Charge: TNT
Gun charge: Cordite
Actuators: Hydraulic (semi-automatic)

3 - 105mm. AA Guns
Type: Caliber L-65 / 10.5 cm
Turret number: 8
Barrel number: 16 (total)
Max. gun range: 17.020 m / 78 deg. max. firing angle
Muzzle velocity: 2705 feet / sec.
Shell weight: 34 lb
Rate of fire: 18 shots / minute
Charge: TNT
Gun charge: Cordite
Actuators: Hydraulic (semi-automatic)
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