William H. Garzke Jr. is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in naval architecture and marine engineering and earned his master's degree in applied mathematics from Adelphi University. Robert O. Dulin Jr. is a 1961 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who earned his MS in naval architecture and marine engineering from MIT. Mr. Garzke and Mr. Dulin co-authored the classic Battleships trilogy (Naval Institute Press, 1976-95), dedicated to the battleships of World War II. William J. Jurens spent his working career teaching engineering graphics at the university level, and currently serves as an associate editor for Warship International. He is an active member of the renowned Marine Forensics Committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers, along with its co-founder, Mr. Dulin and co-founder and current co-chair, Mr. Garzke. James Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker and a deep-sea explorer.
This is an epic book to match one of the epic episodes of sea combat. It is a blockbuster to match the high drama and horror of battleship Bismarck's short, but eventful life and brutal demise at the hands of a sorely aggrieved Royal Navy. A formidable A-team of authors have produced a forensically technical and visceral triumph. --Iain Ballantyne, author of Killing the Bismarck and Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom; Editor of WARSHIPS International Fleet Review magazine This comprehensive account of the birth, short life and death of the German battleship Bismarck is truly outstanding. The authors' indefatigable researches and forensic analysis, extending over decades, have resulted in an impressive account of unsurpassed detail and supporting illustrations. --Ian Buxton, Naval architect, Newcastle University, co-author of The Battleship Builders The authors use their naval architecture experience to create a unique, comprehensive account of history's most famous battleship. The story of her design, construction, history and death are described in engaging detail. Finally they provide the answer to the question, was she scuttled or did the British sink her? --John Vasilakos, Senior Naval Architect, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Marine Forensics Committee