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The loss of Scharnhorst demonstrated the vital importance of radar in modern naval warfare. While the German battleship should have been able to outgun all of her opponents save the battleship Duke of York, the early loss of radar-assisted fire control combined with the problem of inclement weather left her at a significant disadvantage. Scharnhorst was straddled by 31 of the 52 radar-fire-controlled salvos fired by Duke of York

The battleship/battlecruiser Scharnhorst was a German capital ship that entered service in 1939 and saw service in World War II and was sunk in

The Battleship, Royal Navy, Aircraft Carrier, Navy Ships, Queen Elizabeth

Tirpitz the heaviest Battleship built in Europe it was about 2000 tons heavier than the Bismarck.

German battleship Tirpitz in firing position.all guns on port-side (left) ready to open fire!

USS Indiana (BB-58) underway at sea in 1944, probably in late January while the ship was en route to the Marshall Islands to support the Kwajalein invasion.

[Photo] Battleship Indiana underway at sea, circa late Jan cropped from US Navy Naval Historical Center photograph NH 52662 to emphasize the camouflage scheme

8 in Hipper class cruiser Prinz Eugen: her camouflage scheme dates this picture…

Bismarck

World War II Photograph: Bismark photographed circa August when first completed. Rangefinders atop her tower and conning tower have not yet been installed.

The French Fantasque (Capricious) class comprised six destroyers built in the…

The Mighty and Awe-Inspiring Le Fantasque class French Destroyer (though practically a Light Cruiser)

11 in battleship Scharnhorst in Norway, mid 1942 (her camouflage scheme had changed by the time of her loss in December the following year).  She saw more active service than any other German capital unit of WW2.  She was easily distinguished from Gneisenau (pictured nearby) by her mainmast, located aft whilst her sister's remained adjacent to her funnel.

11 in battleship Scharnhorst in Norway, mid 1942 (her camouflage scheme had changed by the time of her loss in December the following year). She saw more active service than any other German capital unit of WW2. She was easily distinguished from Gneisenau (pictured nearby) by her mainmast, located aft whilst her sister's remained adjacent to her funnel.

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The Bismarck had 6 of these dual secondary guns -- the SK platform was also deployed on Tirpitz, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Deutschland, Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee.

11 in battleship Scharnhorst photographed from sister Gneisenau during Operation Berlin, their commerce raiding cruise in the North Atlantic, February 1941 - many photos of both on this board.  Initially very similar, after modifications during 1939 - 40 they were easy to tell apart as Scharnhorst's mainmast was shipped further aft.

11 in battleship Scharnhorst photographed from sister Gneisenau during Operation…

3rd Reich KMS Gneisenau Heinkel He 111 in low pass near the battleship - the North Sea 1939.

Reich Heinkel He 111 in low pass near the battleship Gneisenau in the North Sea,

IJN Battleship Yamashiro 700 scale Aoshima 日本海軍戦艦山城 (modelshipgallery) 10.15 New #8C

IJN Battleship Yamashiro 700 scale Aoshima 日本海軍戦艦山城 (modelshipgallery) 10.15 New #8C

IJN Fuso-class battleship | 大日本帝国海軍扶桑型戦艦

IJN Fuso-class battleship | 大日本帝国海軍扶桑型戦艦

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