Bismarck in Dry Dock. A view of Bismarck in the floating dry dock No. V-VI in July 1940.
At this time the three propellers were placed in position.
Each propeller had three blades and a diameter of 4.70 metres.
The port and middle propellers rotated counter clockwise and the starboard propeller clockwise.
The two parallel rudders of 24.2 m² each were inclined from the vertical with 8º divergence towards the centreline.