Tirpitz General Arrangement Deck Plans

The battleship Tirpitz deck plans reveal the inner workings of this mighty ship. From the machinery rooms on the Stauung (hold) deck to the main artillery station on the Vormars (9th deck above main deck), the reader can get a glimpse of what daily life must have been like for the crew aboard a Bismarck class battleship. On the Batteriedeck (2nd deck), you can trace the path of the overhead ammunition transport rail, used to move the 38cm shells between the forward and after turrets in case of an emergency. On this same deck, the multiple large foam fire extinguishing canisters are shown, as are the wastepaper baskets in the crew spaces. On the Zwischendeck, the dumbwaiters reveal how the food was conveyed to the crew mess areas from the Batteriedeck galley and the 15cm shell "chutes" show how the shells were transferred from the ammunition hoist to the turret loading platform.

Tirpitz Zwischendeck

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Using the original 1:100 scale Tirpitz deck plans (dated between July and September 1941), we've redrawn the battleship Tirpitz's deck plans in a set of highly detailed 1:1 scale CAD plans. These plans truly bring the Tirpitz to life. Each individual transverse frame (all 298 in total) of the ship was accurately positioned, along with the transverse bulkheads, the deck accesses, funnel uptakes, and ventilation ducts. The author spent over three years researching and drawing the Tirpitz deck plans, to reveal the ship as she's never been seen before.

Tirpitz Oberes Plattformdeck

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The Tirpitz is an impressive ship, with a powerful, graceful silhouette. These plans finally give the viewer a chance to understand the inside of the ship and the small city microcosm she truly was. We do not believe you will find a more complete, detailed Tirpitz general arrangement deck plan set available today.

Below is the entire Tirpitz deck plan collection you will receive upon purchase. Each deck is individually plotted and includes an abbreviation and symbol table. The superstructure decks are combined onto a single sheet of paper.

Tirpitz Längsschnitt
(profile view)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 13" (1066.8mm x 330.2mm)

Tirpitz Aufbauten
(Superstructure decks)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 13" (1066.8mm x 330.2mm)

Tirpitz Oberdeck
(Main deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Batteriedeck
(2nd deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Zwischendeck
(3rd deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Panzerdeck
(Armor deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Oberes Plattformdeck
(1st Platform deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Mittleres Plattformdeck
(2nd Platform deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Unteres Plattformdeck
(3rd Platform deck)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Stauung
(Hold)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 42" x 8.5" (1066.8mm x 215.9mm)

Tirpitz Doppelboden
(Double bottom)

At a plan scale of 1:250, plotted plan is 18" x 8.5" (457.2mm x 215.9mm)