- Mar 2019
No the Bismark had 15 inch guns, which were below the average gun size of battleships constructed at the same time. The British had been mounting 15 inch guns since before WW1 She did out range the Hood by 3000 yards but Prince of Wales had the same range as BismarkAs long as it was built, I would use it. It was faster and its guns had a longer range than the British battleships. Anything floating once sighted was a dead duck (HMS Hood).