Karl Heidenreich wrote:lwd:Not for long. Bismarck was clearly sinking when she was scuttled. She might have lasted 10s of minutes or even hours but she was going down from the damage already inflicted the scuttling charges probably did no more than hasten the sinking and some have even discussed the possibility that they slowed the sinking by allowing her to settle on a more even keel and not capsize earlier.
Is there any foundation to your guessings?
If you read Ballard's book Karl you will see that the expert opinion on the condition of Bismarck was that the ship would have foundered in a matter of hours anyway from the torpedo damage on the stern.