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The Germany Navy during WW II In Color | Historical Photo Archive
15 in battleship Bismarck at Kiel, summer 1940. She is not yet in commission, lacking rangefinders and stores (thus riding high out of the water). She was sunk in the Atlantic on 27 May 1941 by an avenging Royal Navy after sinking the famous battlecruiser HMS Hood a few days earlier in one of the most celebrated naval episodes of WW2.
The Sinking of the Bismarck
Sinking of the Bismarck: taken from heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire on 27 May 1941, this picture shows the German battleship sinking by the stern. Dorsetshire finished her off with torpedoes once battleships HMS King George V and HMS Rodney had battered her to pieces after she had been rendered unsteerable by torpedo bomber attack.
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