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Scharnhorst by U-Joe Scharnhorst by U-Joe
German battlecruiser Scharnhorst became famous for her raid in Atlantic against british merchant shipping as well as for sinking of the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious. She was sunk at the Battle of North Cape on 26 December 1943.
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tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Nicely done. Faved it. :)
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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tman300 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
My pleasure.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome work :thumbsup:
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, thank you. ^^
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
It's been a pleasure sir! :salute:
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, sir.
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Dinolion92 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I wonder how powerful a squadron consisting of the Bismarck, Tirpitz, Scharnhorst, Gniesenau, Graf Spee, Admiral Scheer, and Prinz Eugen would be. If they were all firing their guns on the same target, then that target is going to be reduced to nothing but a blazing wreck.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How they usually say? 'History doesn't know subjunctive mood'. Battles between entire fleets became a thing of the past after aviation and submarines appeared... But yes, it would has been big problems for Anglo-saxons, if Kriegsmarine had gather those ships together.
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In your professional opinion, if you'd pit the KMS Bismarck, USS Missouri and IJN Yamato against each other, who would win? I'd say it sure wouldn't be the Bismarck.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is too... theoretical question, you know. Like 'Who is stronger? An elephant or a whale?" one.

But if I only had a choice, I would place a bet on Missouri. She was built later, she had artillery radar and ultimate targeting system. So Yamato could withstand the day fight because of her 460-mm main guns, but during the night her chances seem to be low. Bismarck seems to have almost no chances because of lesser main artillery caliber. She should open fire much way later than her imaginary adversaries.
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
An answer that makes me happy.
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Dinolion92 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Yeah, my personal favorite ship was the Admiral Graf Spee(sunk alot of merchant shipping before being cornered in an uruguayan port and scuttled), aswell as the Prinz Eugen and Deutchland. Did you know that Prinz Eugen was given to the US as a war prize and was destroyed in the Bikini Atolls experiment?
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Admiral Graf Spee was the interesting sea raider. I watched the movie about her month ago. I mean The Battle of the River Plate. Did you watch it? They used all those British cruisers which sank the pocket battleship in filming, and USS Salem as Admiral Graf Spee herself.

Her sistership Admiral Scheer carried out raid into Atlantics too. There was interesting incident, in which Admiral Scheer almost sank herself by her own torpedo. But I saw the description of that incident in only one book, so I don't know, was it true or not.

Yes, I know aabout Prinz Eugen's fate. I've read several articles and books about the Bikini Atoll's experiment and about US nuclear program in whole. I even wanted to draw Prinz Eugen or IJNS Nagato in the Bikini Atoll, but I didn't fulfil it yet.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Yes, I remember seeing that movie too, and that the Salem stood in for the Graf Spee.
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Dinolion92 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Scharnhorst was also one of four German capital ships, all sunk or decommissioned over the course of the war.

Battlecruiser Scharnhorst, sunk in 1943

Battlecruiser Gniesenau, decommissioned in 1942

Battleship Bismarck, sunk in 1941

Battleship Tirpitz, sunk in 1944

I always liked the Scharnhorst, a beautiful ship that had an awesome name, if only she wasn't sunk.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And there were three Admiral Hipper class heavy cruisers as well.
All of them were interesting ships with interesting fate too.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
If I remember correctly, the Gniesenau was taken out of service due to bomb damage, and the Germans intended to replace her triple 11"(28cm) turrets with twin 15"(38cm) turets identical to those on Bismarck and Tirpitz, but never finished the work.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right. Grossadmiral Dönitz understood that repair and modernization of capital ships requires too much resources. It was more wise to spend them on submarines.
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TarJakArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work.
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it.
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BlutEisen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!!!!! :D
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U-Joe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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