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Admiral Lyutens

September 6, 2018 in News Tags: ,

When the 'Swordfish' hung new torpedoes (with fuse) and 19:15 all was ready, the torpedo immediately started with the Arc Royala '. At 20:47 'Swordfish' streamed into the latest attack. 'Bismarck' opened the barrage. Two torpedoes hit the ship's German side, the first blows in the vicinity of the midship section. But the defense stood protivotorpednaya hit.

The second torpedo exploded in the rear of the battleship. She's decided the fate of 'Bismarck' and his crew … The explosion damaged a second torpedo steering mechanism, steering, and both stuck in the position to the left 12 degrees. Describing the circle, the battleship began to move in north-westerly direction at a speed of 7 knots. At this point, it was 400 miles from Brest. For the chances for 'Bismarck' was no. When Admiral Lyutens realized that the situation is hopeless, with the 'Bismarck' headquarters flies loudly radiogram: "torpedo aircraft attacked from the aircraft carrier! Torpedo hit aft.

SHIP LOST CONTROL! We will fight to the last shell. Long live Fuhrer! " Fifteen minutes later, at a distance of nine miles to the 'Bismarck' approached British cruiser Sheffield. " The Germans opened fire, but none of the nine bursts has not reached the goal. Although hit in 'Sheffield' was not, was damaged by shrapnel and wounded his radar 12 sailors. Enveloping smoke veil, British cruiser stood aside. Before leaving, he gave the coordinates of 'Bismarck' upcoming fifth flotilla of destroyers. At 22:38 destroyers 'Kossak', 'Porun', 'Sikh', 'Zulu' and 'Maori' from the fourth German fleet found ship.

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