Regarding general orders for atlantic operations

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Regarding general orders for atlantic operations

Post by bracer » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 pm

Hi everyone!

Can anyone explain this order, and why it was mandatory:
Accordingly, when Bismarck and Prinz Eugen attack a convoy, they must do so from opposite sides.

I read it here: http://www.kbismarck.com/general-orders.html

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Re: Regarding general orders for atlantic operations

Post by alecsandros » Wed May 01, 2019 3:43 pm

Probably with the goal of "boxing in" the convoy, not allowing ships to escape on either side.

It was also probably an attempt to draw off the convoy's escort towards Bismarck, while Prinz Eugen would attack form the other side, thereby firing against the merchants without immediate retaliation from the escort ships.

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Re: Regarding general orders for atlantic operations

Post by OpanaPointer » Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm

And, I think, that if the convoy scattered more targets would be accessible by German guns if they were separated.

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Re: Regarding general orders for atlantic operations

Post by bracer » Wed May 01, 2019 9:51 pm

Thank you, gents!
I can see the point of the order now!
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