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.