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03-16-2006, 06:14 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile16091/Birthtplace-of-Battleship-Bismarck.htm>Birthtplace of Battleship Bismarck</a></b><br><br>The building contract was placed on 16 November 1935 with the Blohm &amp; Voss, Hamburg, as New Construction &quot;F&quot; later named Bismarck and the keel was laid on 1 July 1936.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/526534admin.jpg>

03-16-2006, 06:15 AM
The keel of the Bismarck was laid down on 1 July 1936 at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard facilities in Hamburg, construction number BV 509, on Slipway 9. By September 1938, the hull was already complete to the level of the upper deck. The launching ceremony took place at 1300 hours on Tuesday, 14 February 1939, and it was attended by more than 60,000 people, government officials, military personalities, and yard workers