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Naval History in Photos: Tirpitz

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Take a look at some photos provided by the U.S. Naval Institute that depict the menacing German battleship!


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The midget subs dropped mine like (conformal) shaped charges rather than torpedoes didn't they?

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Good work from the History dept as usual. Thank you for this!  

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On 2/25/2021 at 7:00 AM, Hapa_Fodder said:

Take a look at some photos provided by the U.S. Naval Institute that depict the menacing German battleship!


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Still wish the Bismark and Tirpitz carried more weight in the game...like at least Tier 9 with better main gun accuracy and alpha damage. They were some of the most feared BB's in their day. Just my opinion. 

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17 hours ago, 33NF33 said:

The midget subs dropped mine like (conformal) shaped charges rather than torpedoes didn't they?

Correct.  For the X-craft, they are referred to as saddle mines.

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4 hours ago, Charon2018 said:

Correct.  For the X-craft, they are referred to as saddle mines.

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Probably early 1970s when I read the story of those midget submarines and the brave men that sailed them into such a difficult target. I think it is very sad, that WG cannot even get the historical events right...

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It is good to see the historical information. Thanks for the efforts and work. As always well done.

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12 hours ago, 33NF33 said:

Probably early 1970s when I read the story of those midget submarines and the brave men that sailed them into such a difficult target. I think it is very sad, that WG cannot even get the historical events right...

I'm not sure what you're getting at here.  The anti-torpedo netting mentioned in two photo captions of this topic was only one of the ship's defenses against multiple attacks by both Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, plus one small raid by the Soviets.  Tirpitz was indeed damaged by the RN's X-craft attack, but she was finally sunk by RAF Tallboy bombs. 

WG has provided some excellent photos from this period.

More from Wiki below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_battleship_Tirpitz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paravane

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Catechism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Allied_attacks_on_the_German_battleship_Tirpitz

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On 2/25/2021 at 9:09 AM, HamptonRoads said:

Somewhere D. Seehafer is smiling.:cap_like:

D. Seehafer is still missed, he had such a wonderful contribution. Thank you for reminding us of him.

16 hours ago, Darth_Baller said:

Still wish the Bismark and Tirpitz carried more weight in the game...like at least Tier 9 with better main gun accuracy and alpha damage. They were some of the most feared BB's in their day. Just my opinion. 

They certainly were. While personally I feel they are in the right tier, it would not hurt my feelings at all if they bumped their main battery accuracy, shell penetration, and armor values a bit.
 

I enjoy having the H-39 class at T9, and a H-42 design at T10. Battleships certainly evolved after Bismarck’s design, and the class was intended to be a stepping stone to the kinds of BBs found at T9+.

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5 hours ago, Charon2018 said:

I'm not sure what you're getting at here. 

Article has been changed? Original mentioned midget subs and torpedoes.

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51 minutes ago, 33NF33 said:

Article has been changed? Original mentioned midget subs and torpedoes.

You could PM Hapa_Fodder and ask if that was indeed the case.

The opening paragraph and photo captions of the OP's topic above mention nothing of midget subs.  Anti-torpedo nets surrounding the Tirpitz at anchor are mentioned.  

I think you're reading into his post a little bit.

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