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Tirpitz : the life and death of Germany's last great battleship

Author: Daniel Knowles
Publisher: [Stroud] : Fonthill Media Limited, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Referred to by Winston Churchill as 'the Beast', 'Tirpitz' was Germany's last great battleship and was one of the largest and heaviest battleships ever constructed by a European navy. Sister ship to the infamous 'Bismarck', 'Tirpitz' may be referred to as 'the Lonely Queen of the North'. Laid down in 1936 and commissioned in 1941, 'Tirpitz' spent most of her operational life lurking as a 'fleet in being' amongst  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Knowles
ISBN: 9781781556696 1781556695
OCLC Number: 1014106752
Description: 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Kriegsmarine Ranks; Anchorages used by `Tirpitz'; 1 Origins of the `Tirpitz'; 2 Plan Z; 3 Anatomy of the Bismarck-Class; 4 Launch; 5 Fitting Out; 6 The `Bismarck' Episode; 7 Sea Trials; 8 Cat and Mouse at Sea; 9 The Raid on St Nazaire; 10 Human Torpedoes; 11 PQ-17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster; 12 Operation Title; 13 Battle of the Barents Sea; 14 The Spitsbergen Raid; 15 Source: The X-Craft Raid; 16 Battle of North Cape; 17 Tungsten; 18 Goodwood; 19 Operation Paravane; 20 Obviate; 21 Sinking the Beast; 22 Aftermath; Roll of Honour; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Life and death of Germany's last great battleship
Responsibility: Daniel Knowles.

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Referred to by Churchill as `the Beast', `Tirpitz' was Germany's last great battleship and was one of the largest ever constructed in Europe. It was in November 1944 that she was finally sunk by the  Read more...

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