Sinking of the Battleship Bismarck – Animated

Operation Rheinübung, 18–27 May 1941 – The new and dangerous battleship Bismarck sets sail into the Atlantic to attack convoy shipping. The Royal Navy must find and sink her, or she will do untold damage to the British effort.

Hunt the Bismarck: The pursuit of Germany’s most famous battleship – Angus Konstam – (US)

Images kindly provided by my friends at Britain At War Magazine:

All uncredited images are public domain

 NOTE – there are a number of theories as to the cause of the swift sinking of HMS Hood, of which a deck armour penetration is one. Please see the following references in regard to other theories:
Jurens, William; Garzke, William H.; Dulin, Robert O., Jr.; Roberts, John; Fiske, Richard (2002). “A Marine Forensic Analysis of HMS Hood and DKM Bismarck”
Preston, Antony (1979). “Sea Power: A Modern Illustrated Military History”

Also – yep, Bismarck is a HE

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