Schlachtschiff Bismarck | Das wahre Gesicht eines Schiffes


Battleship Bismarck

May 27, 2021 marked the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the battleship Bismarck. We took this special day as an opportunity to remember the crew and compiled the crewlist of the Bismarck in a book.

The names and dates of the 2,261 crew members who were on board at the time of the "Rheinübung" operation can be found on 248 pages in an embossed linen cover. Including 116 survivors. In addition, seven crew members are named who died on board while they were on active duty.

But the book doesn't just list their names. There is also information about each crew member's birth and origin, rank, position on board, role number or military service. Footnotes refer to the military career or mentions in the literature including our own book series "Battleship Bismarck - The True Face of a Warship". The crew list of the battleship Bismarck complements the already published books in a meaningful way, offers an alphabetical overview and reminds of all the young men who lost their lives in the Atlantic 80 years ago.

The Crewlist is in german language but comes wtih an translation for the forward and last section.

  • 248 pages in embossed linen cover
  • Data from 2,261 crew members at the time of Operation "Rheinübung" (including 116 survivors)
  • 7 crew members who died / had an accident while on active duty on the Bismarck
  • Research findings on the careers of most enlisted soldiers
  • References e.g. to mention in the literature
  • First edition: May 27, 2021
  • Price: € 26.50 plus packaging and shipping per book: € 3.50 within Germany, abroad: € 11.00 (may differ)
  • Shipping method: Post book delivery
  • Delivery: about 3-5 days after receipt of payment (within Germany)
  • Terms of payment: payment in advance
  • Pay Pal payment possible on request (fee: € 2)
  Cover Page 6 und 7: Introduction Page 8 und 9: Crewlist Page 10 und 11: Crewlist Page 12 und 13: Crewlist Page 236 und 237: Legendcy Page 238 und 239: Abbreviations Page 240 und 241: Footnotes Page 242 und 243: Footnotes

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Schlachtschiff Bismarck - Das wahre Gesicht eines Schiffes Teil 1.1 Schlachtschiff Bismarck - Das wahre Gesicht eines Schiffes Teil 1.2 Schlachtschiff Bismarck - Das wahre Gesicht eines Schiffes Teil 1.3 Schlachtschiff Bismarck - Das wahre Gesicht eines Schiffes Teil 2 Schlachtschiff Bismarck - Das wahre Gesicht eines Schiffes Teil 3 Besatzungsliste - Schlachtschiff Bismarck



  • Volume 1.1: € 29.50
  • Volume 1.2: € 33.50
  • Volume 1.3: € 33.50
  • Volume 2: € 32.50
  • Volume 3: € 34.90
  • Crewlist: € 26.50

All prices exclude packaging and postage
per book € 3.50 within Germany, abroad: € 11.00 (may differ)

Terms and Conditions

Delivery inside Germany via German Post. Normally delivery is within 3 - 5 working days if the book is on stock. If the book must first be printed, delivery can be approximately 2 – 3 weeks. Payments for the book plus shipping costs are to be transferred to the bank account listed in the order confirmation.


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