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German Battleship Scharnhorst
One of the most famous warships of the Second World War.
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History:

The German battleship Scharnhorst, one of the most famous warships of the Second World War, was the lead ship of her class and was named after the Prussian general and army reformer "Gerhard von Scharnhorst" and to commemorate the First World War armoured cruiser SMS Scharnhorst that was sunk in the Battle at the Falkland Islands in December 1914.


























The Scharnhorst usually sailed into battle accompanied by her sistership, the equally famous Gneisenau. She was sunk at the Battle of North Cape in December 1943.

Next to the Bismarck, the Scharnhorst was the second largest battleship of the German Kriegsmarine.



















As a sideline to Operation Juno, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers Acasta and Ardent on 8th June 1940 at around 64 degrees North of Norway.

Scharnhorsts salvos hit Glorious at 16:32, before her torpedo-bombers could be launched. Scharnhorst's second salvo at 16:38 struck Glorious at the extreme range of 26.300 yards, one of the longest range direct hits ever recorded.

Glorious sank shortly after 18:00.
































General characteristics of my model:

Class and type:
Scharnhorst, referred to as either a battleship or a battlecruiser

Time to build: over two months of hard work :-)

Displacement: 28 kg

Length: 175.0 cm

Width: 26.0 cm

Highest Point: 56.0 cm

Bricks: over 13.000

Armament:
9 x main artillery / 3 each turret
10 x artillery cannons
6 x anti-aircraft guns
18 x anti-aircraft cannons
64 x small anti-aircraft guns

Aircraft: 3x planes, 2x catapults

Other: 5x Lifeboats



Comments

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  September 11, 2014
This is a brilliant MOC. However, I have to critique on its shape. The Scharnhorst and its sister ship, the Gneisnau, were elegant, powerful ships. This is neither. The real ship was more slender, longer, and wider. It's turrets especially are not depicted accurately. This ship, although brilliantly built, looks nothing like the great German battleship it was inspired by.
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  April 18, 2014
Congrats, well deserved MOTD!
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  April 18, 2014
OH MY GOSH!!
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  April 18, 2014
Wow!
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  April 18, 2014
Well built and I love the backstory, congrats on MOTD!
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  April 18, 2014
Wow ! Neat build !
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  April 18, 2014
very classy! congrats on motd!
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  April 18, 2014
Wow. Just... wow. Amazing job. Congrats on MOTD, too.
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  April 18, 2014
Great Work !!!!!
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  February 15, 2014
It only took you TWO MONTHS?! AMAZING!!! I've never really heard much about the Scharnhorst. More of Bismark and Lutzow/Deutschland. That story of the sinking of HMS Glorious was pretty cool. Thanks! JT
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  February 8, 2014
Spectacular work! I love the shape and the details. Very impressive!
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  October 24, 2013
Superb!! 5/5
C. S.
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Emerald Knight
  February 3, 2013
Magnificent !>.....well done
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  February 3, 2013
Awesome MOTD!
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  February 3, 2013
Great build! Good model too.
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  February 3, 2013
Massive! Congrats on MOTD!
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  February 3, 2013
Massive! Congrats on MOTD!
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  February 3, 2013
Simply amazing, congrats on MOTD!
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  February 3, 2013
Awesome! Congrats on a well deserved MOTD! ~Marc
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  February 3, 2013
Awesome work! Congrats on MOTD!
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  February 3, 2013
Awesome work! Congrats on MOTD!
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  January 24, 2013
this is neat i'm impressed with the amount of bricks you have. good job!
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  September 6, 2012
this is awesome
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  March 19, 2012
EPIC! battlecruiser 11 inch guns not 15 inch 11 makes it a battlecruiser, that aside effin awesome
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  March 2, 2012
hey, your fired. Wait you didn't have a job. Now I need that banana. Or was it the prune. So eat that alpaca.
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  February 12, 2012
excellent detail and hull work
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  December 23, 2011
Very nice Ship !!!!!
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  November 14, 2011
jeez... that is amazing
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  August 15, 2011
this is very cool
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  August 3, 2011
THIS IS AMAZING -faints-
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  May 29, 2011
Very good,awesome etc. Can you come look at my bismarck?
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  April 27, 2011
That looks AMAZING must have taken you a long time to build.
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  April 22, 2011
This masterpiece is awesome! Great work! Kudos for your patience! I would very happy if you also come and check my sub! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252434
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  April 9, 2011
Nice job. After all, we all know nothing German from WWII could possibly be a bad thing...wait a minute...
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  March 17, 2011
that is a really BIG ship! nice job
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  February 27, 2011
I LOVE IT man if i hade those kinds of recorces i would totally biuld something like that!!!
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  February 11, 2011
it's so awesome
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  February 9, 2011
That is awsome! i am a huge ww2 geman supporter for their technical designs and planes. iv heard about the Bismark but you have the biggest ww2 ship that i have ever seen great job!
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  February 8, 2011
The Kriegsmarines (The WWII German navy) had some style.
C. S.
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Boss Nass
  November 17, 2010
This is awesome! Where are the 3 planes?
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  November 4, 2010
A great tribute to an historic ship. Well done!
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  November 4, 2010
Just awesome.
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  October 20, 2010
wow, this is very big. it must of taken a long time to build this.
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  October 11, 2010
Very nice. The best Scharnhorst iv'e ever seen! Im goin to buil d bismark. Iv'e built a Yamato and a dreadnought so another WWII ship shouldnt be a problem. Once more very nice.
C. S.
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Robin dB
  July 4, 2010
Excellent job! It must be a lot of work to make the ship dust-free... i think. Greetz
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  June 27, 2010
Sick detail
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  June 12, 2010
All i can say until i pick my jaw up off the floor is wow.
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  January 24, 2010
OH MAN thats it,you inspired me to take apart my bismarck and make the sharnhorst!! maybe.....
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  December 22, 2009
I'm a Second World War enthusiast and german re-enactor. I was stunned to find this in a Google search for information on this battleship. I have to say I'm well impressed, well done. I'll put an article about it in my next unit magazine, if you don't mind.
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  August 29, 2009
Nice
  August 17, 2009
What scale is your German Battleship Scharnhorst? My LEGO Yamato battleship is 1/108 or 1" = 9'. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/101888 I want to build a minifig scale size of the German Battleship Bismarck. -Marcello
C. S.
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Thomas N
  April 30, 2009
I am just speechless... excellent work! ~T
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  January 21, 2009
MEGA Mega mega sweet!!!
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  January 8, 2009
W0W THATS HUGE!!!!! Can it float too???
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  January 3, 2009
THAT ROCKS
C. S.
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lukas kotkamp
  December 24, 2008
wow its just amazing very very good job
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  November 29, 2008
H-H-How did you make that. Thats just hardly to believe incredible must say it just incredible
C. S.
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masterchief 1
  November 3, 2008
When are you going to post your next creation? Becauce this is fantastic!
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  October 29, 2008
My brains about 2 explode from amazement... OUCH! It just did.
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  October 18, 2008
Nice ship!
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  October 4, 2008
Hey nice job im pretty new a mocing (im not new with legos thank you very much =P) but its very cool next build american stuff =P jk build what ya want but in my suggestion you should put some crew mates on it p.s. please check out my mocs ty =)
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  September 21, 2008
Speechless.......
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  August 5, 2008
5/5? whatevs... IT SHOULD BE 50/5!!! THIS IS INSANE! where do people find the time and money to build something this huge?! WOW! I'm jealous...
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  July 19, 2008
you can't see it, but my jaw just hit the floor.
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  July 17, 2008
this is freakin insane man good jobxD
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  July 15, 2008
this is the BEST MOC ever! check out my page piz!
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  July 15, 2008
INCREDI!
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  July 14, 2008
INSANE i like the bit about the bismark, im related to the captain WOOT
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  July 4, 2008
That is amazing!!!! It's naturally the best ship of Moc pages... I've got a question, did you sell this model or you took the pieces out and built another model?
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  June 28, 2008
incredible.. massive briliant!! epic !
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  June 20, 2008
no comment good enough for great this is.
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  June 9, 2008
WOW is all i have to say
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  May 25, 2008
Very impressive! Look realistic and its a bit studless too! well,you should post more stuff soon! please,leave me a review!
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  May 2, 2008
Whan i saw Scharnhorst i almost jumped out of my skin. whan i looked at some images of the real Scharnhorst. I realized how good she realy is 5/5 . O if you have the time come and look at my air craftcarrior maybe even write a reveiw that would be cool.
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  April 24, 2008
AAAAAAAAARGH!! BLAAAAAAARGH!! OOOOOOOOOOOH MYYYY GOOOOODNESSS THIS IS SOOO AMAZING I'M GOING TO EXPLOOODE A MILLION SMILEEEYS!!!!! AAARGH NOOOO .....BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!
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  April 11, 2008
Awesome, a carefully detailed model, and big, very big!!! The hull made with slopes is really smooth, great technique!
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  April 1, 2008
Hi, That's a terrific MOC! Have you seen the Flickr Military LEGO competition? If you build something new before the end of May you could enter it. http://www.flickr.com/groups/legomilitary/discuss/72157604182049397/ Info is also on Lugnet. There is a Q and A and a submission thread on here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/legomilitary/discuss/ Would love to see what you come up with. cheers Magnus
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  March 28, 2008
wow!! this is cool!! Please check my ARMY creations!
C. S.
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Travis H
  March 27, 2008
wow...VERY impressive. Thats made out of LEGOS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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  March 27, 2008
I am the 199 voter! Love Battleships!
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  March 26, 2008
Very impressive battleship!
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  March 22, 2008
WOW. Nuff said. Amazing work. I would hope that you never take that apart.
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  March 22, 2008
Great job! well done down to the keel; excellent detailing. Hope you keep that one on display for a while!
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  March 22, 2008
Brilliant model of the Scharnhorst, I've heard quite a bit about this ship. Along with the Tirpitz, this was one of the biggest threats to the allied convoys to Murmansk. You've obviously put a lot of work into this, and it shows! Excellent job!
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  March 22, 2008
Wow! It's not often that one gets to see such an awsome and accurate lego representation of a ship like this! A++++
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  March 22, 2008
This earns a very rare 'wow' from me. "Beautiful" should sum up my thoughts nicely. Lee.
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  March 21, 2008
I know next to nothing about naval vessels, but I know a work of art when I see one.
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  March 21, 2008
By the order of no one, I decree you a god.
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  March 21, 2008
Beautifully done! It's always impressive to see large scale MOC's done with this degree of skill. The bits of information on your page were a nice touch also. I know (all too well!)SHIP's can be time consuming and expensive, but the payoff is certainly worth it. Congrats on a great build.
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  March 21, 2008
2 months well spent. Easily one of the 5 best creations on MOCpages. 500/5
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  March 21, 2008
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! It would be a close battle if it fought my battleship :) That still looks awesome though. Great job!
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  March 21, 2008
Beautiful. What's next, Bismarck? Hood? USS Missouri? Looking forward to anything else you send our way! -- -- Michael
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  March 21, 2008
Impressive ship. the size and scale are truley massive. A great accomplishment!
 
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