Slightly off topic, but I'll answer. No follow-up questions about Tirpitz though!Roddoss72 wrote: Then explain the Tirpitz, she was ordered to Norway on the 16th January 1942, where she remained for the rest of the war, and the only offensive action she participated in was shore bombardment on Spitzbergen on the 16th September 1943 with the Scharnhorst, other than that she never put to sea again in an offensive role, the Tirpitz the became a surrogate German sponsored floating target for the RAF and the FAA, Germany built these dangerous ships but did not know how to engaged them, in no small part due to Hitlers insistance that capital ships were never to be deployed when the RN had Aircraft Carriers in the area.
Tirpitz was used as the core of a 'German Fleet In Being'. As long as Tirpitz is afloat and seaworthy, she is a threat, and the British are forced to escort every Arctic convoy with a naval force consisting of at least one (preferably two) battleships and one carrier, plus attendant cruisers and destroyers. And the British needed at least two such forces, so that one could be at sea while the other was refuelling and refitting in port. Which means that a powerful British naval force has to be kept in the Home Fleet and can't be deployed to the Mediterranean or the Pacific.
The mere existence of Tirpitz was therefore of great benefit to the Italians and Japanese, even if Tirpitz hardly ever puts to sea.