paul mercer wrote:As Bismarck and I believe another large German warship, (Blucher or Prinz Eugan?) also had problems and lost their sterns I wonder if it was a weakness of the German ships?
Or, on another thought, could the damage to Bismark and Scharnhorst be due to scuttling charges?
Terje Langoy wrote:Hello, everybody.
RF, are you sure that the Lützow had her stern failure in June 1941? I've read that she was torpedoed by Trident (or was it Spearfish?) 10th April 1940, while enroute to Kiel. She suffered severe damage to her stern and was tied up in the dockyards uptil spring of 1941... But I don't recall whether the stern almost separated at that time or in June 1941, as you say... Now I became even less sure of the actual time.
Back to the Lützow, didn't she have to be towed to port afterwards? Very best regards
Tiornu wrote:What indication is there that Bismarck's stern failed as a result of torpedo damage?
Stregnthening the armor plating would have no effect of the failure of joints.
Antonio Bonomi wrote:Ciao RF, Terje and all,
Lutzow was torpedoed on April 1940 ( submarine HMS Spearfish ) on his way back from Oslo to Germany and also on June 1941 ( a Bristol Beaufighter torpedo bomber airplane ) while trying to reach Trondheim in Norway from Germany.
Just refer to my ship history plans :
http://www.kbismarck.org/forum/viewtopi ... =3180#3180
Hope this helps .....
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