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Why is the battleship Bismarck famous?
For sinking the British flag ship HMS Hood in a lucky hit. She was also famous due to the fact she has been incorrectly called the biggest and most powerful battleship of all time. Also due to the sheer determination to kill her in Britain has lead to her being remembered.
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The battleship Bismarck was named for Germany's former Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.
The battleship Bismarck was rendered unsteerable due to a torpedo hit, then blasted repeatedly by battleship salvoes and by torpedoes on the morning of May 27, 1941. Although …the battleship was severely damaged and rendered incapable of battle, the ship was reportedly scuttled by her crew. The captain and first officer had been killed, as had Fleet commander Admiral Lutjens. Few of the senior officers survived. The pursuing British ships had mostly retired from the area due to the threat of U-boats or German aircraft flying from France.
The captain of the German battleship Bismarck was Ernst Lindemann.
The German battleship Bismarck was sunk on May 27, 1941 by a British fleet off Brest, France. One account lists only 115 survivors and 1,995 killed of Bismarck's crew. It is… unknown how many were lost after the ship was scuttled, because neither British nor German ships reached most of the men in the water. The dead included the captain and almost all senior officers, killed on the bridge by a 14-inch shell fired by the British battleships.
A battleship is a type of warship armed with heavy guns, and with metal armor since the late 1800's. The navies of the world dispensed with the battleship after World War 2 in… favor of the carrier, and the missile-armed cruiser, destroyer, and frigate, but the US Navy has brought battleships back on occasion a few times since for heavy bombardment of shore targets. In the last five centuries, battleships seldom fought each other as they were intended to fight, but the threat they presented gave certain coutries immense leverage in times of war and peace.
Otto Von Bismarck (1815-1898) is famous because as Prussia's 'Iron' Chancellor (1862-1890), through a series of wars he united the various German states of the mid 19th centur…y into a single unified German Empire. He made Germany a single nation for the first time in its history. That is why he's famous.
If you are sure about the coordinates, this is it right here: 48°10'02.43" N , 16°12'03.41" W German Battleship "Bismarck"
Bismarck ND has an estimated 2015 population of 71,167. (The metropolitan area including most of Burleigh County is estimated at 129,517.)
Uniting Germany and setting up treaties and alliances for world war one
Since the advent of steam-powered, steel-hulled vessels in the late 19th century, battleships have referred to the largest, most heavily armored, most heavily armed warships. …They dominated naval warfare for over a half century until displaced by the aircraft carrier during World War II. These battleships were the direct descendants of the wooden, sail-powered "ships of the line" from previous centuries. Indeed, the term battleship derives from these "line of battle" ships. Let's assume these great steel warships are the kind of battleship to which you're referring. In today's world where a nation's power is often described in terms of its nuclear weapons, it is perhaps hard to imagine that a century ago, a nation's power rested on its fleet of battleships. As such, battleships represented the nation and their names might become household names - at least in their own countries. Sometimes fame arose when a battleship introduced new technology or was particularly powerful compared to other battleships of the time. Such was the case of Great Britain's HMS Dreadnought, which introduced so many significant innovations when it was commissioned in 1906 that all other battleships of the time were deemed obsolete. This realization set in motion an arms race amongst the leading nations of the world that led, in part, to the First World War less than a decade later. However, a battleship's fame more often resulted from its association with a particular world event, rather than because it was itself such a stunning example of naval architecture. For example, the catastrophic explosion of the battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 became a patriotic rallying point in the United States, leading to a brief, but historically significant war with Spain. To this day, the slogan, "Remember the Maine," remains etched in American history - thus immortalizing this early American battleship. Oddly enough, the most famous Russian battleship in history, the Potemkin, gained fame because of a rebellion or mutiny of its crew in the early days of the revolutionary movement that led ultimately to the rise of the Communist government in Russia over a decade later. Despite their perceived importance as measures of a nation's power, few battleships ever participated in decisive battles that led to the victor winning the overall conflict. One rare exception was the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War. The flagship of the victorious Japanese fleet, the Mikasa, gained a degree of fame that persists to this day. Indeed, the ship still exists as a museum outside of Tokyo in part because the commander of American naval forces in the Pacific at the end of World War II, Adm. Chester Nimitz, recognized the significance of the Mikasa (some 40 years and two World Wars after the Tsushima battle) and personally intervened to preserve her. During World War II, battleships were displaced by aircraft carriers as the most important ships in the world's navies, but their mystique lingered on even as their preeminence faded. Early in the war, Great Britain's HMS Hood (technically a battlecruiser, but to the layman basically a battleship) was lost in an epic engagement with the German battleship Bismarck, gaining both a measure of immortality. The United States was drawn into the war with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, where the USS Arizona and her sister battleships were sunk on December 7, 1941. Echoing the response to the destruction of the Maine almost a half-century earlier, the phrase, "Remember Pearl Harbor," became the rallying cry for the nation. Some 70 years later, the destroyed hulk of the Arizona remains a shrine that beckons visitors to remember the events of that fateful Sunday morning. For Americans, another battleship from World War II, the USS Missouri, remains famous as the setting for war's end with the signing of the Japanese surrender on her deck in Tokyo Bay in 1945. Today, she rests as a museum ship in Pearl Harbor, just a short distance away from the Arizona memorial. So, battleships may be famous for their design, for a battle where they played a key role, or simply because they were involved in some event that was important to their nation's history. However, it is impossible to say which battleship is the most famous because each nation's history is different and what may be important to that nation's citizens may not be so to another's.
One. In the Battle of the Denmark Strait (May 24, 1941), the British battleship HMS Hood was hit at long range by a salvo from Bismarck, exploded, and sank, leaving only three… survivors. It is suspected that a shell penetrated Hood's forward ammunition magazine. Three days later, the Bismarck was first damaged by a torpedo, then blasted by a British fleet, before finally being scuttled by her crew.
Since 1878 there had been a law in Germany banning all socialist campaigning and organized activity by socialists; and it had been renewed at periodic intervals. It came… up for renewal again in 1890. This law was in practice much more than a ban: socialists were persecuted ... Young Kaiser William II had, at that time, fantasies about appealing directly to 'ordinary people', to industrial workers. He wanted to become a 'People's Kaiser' and opposed the renewal of the anti-socialist law. In an attempt to force the Kaiser's hand, Bismarck resigned - and was astonished when the Kaiser accepted.
It's many things. a famous German political family. Notably, the first chancellor of unified Germany, Otto von Bismarck, nicknamed the "Iron Chancellor". Some of …his descendants are still involved in German politics. a German battleship from World War II, named after Otto von Bismarck. It was one of the largest battleships ever built, but was hunted down and sunk by the British Navy. in parts of the US and Canada, it's a kind of jelly donut an alcoholic drink made from a mix of dark beer and champagne, which Otto reportedly loved. the name of several cities, notably the capital of the US state of North Dakota. Most of these are also named after Otto.
Had the German battleship Bismarck not of been sunken could Nazi Germany of won World War 2 with control over the Atlantic Ocean?
No. Germany ruled the Baltic almost to the last day of the war, but as soon as a German warship left the Baltic through the Denmark Strait, it was hunted. Their submarines and… surface raiders had a much better (although still dangerous) chance in the Atlantic. They could also destroy much more Allied shipping at a fraction of the cost of the Bismarck and the other big German ships. Hitler used his small fleet of battleships and cruisers for propaganda purposes, and they did cause much alarm at the time, but in material terms the Germans never got out of them what was put into them. They were too badly outnumbered by the British Navy.
In World War 2
USS Arizona: along with the West Virginia and USS Oklahoma. Several other battleships were severely damaged.