From: Zagreb, Croatia
Yes, the Scharnhorst class battlecruisers were very wet forward, and that was even after they both received their "Atlantic Bows".
I hate to think what they were like with their original cruiser bows.
Still they were very fast ships in their day, well armored, but undergunned.
Interestingly enough they (Gneisenau and Scharnhorst) had very very successfull mission in "Operation Berlin" in early 1941!
Unfortunately for Germans (and Lutjens who commanded both "Operation Berlin" and "Operation Rhine Watch") the Bismarck sequel later in 1941 was less fortunate...
BTW, Only God know what would happen if Germans were able to put ALL of their capital ships at once and together on a raid (Bismarck + Gneisenau + Scharnhorst + Hipper + Prinz Eugen + eventually Tirpitz)!
Prior Preparation & Planning Prevents Pathetically Poor Performance!
A & B: WitW, WitE, WbtS, GGWaW, GGWaW2-AWD, HttR, CotA, BftB, CF
P: UV, WitP, WitP-AE