Djoser wrote: the the three ships listed were the ones with the speed to catch it.
Francis Marliere wrote:I feel the comments are a bit harsh for the British squadron. I guess that IF the German fleet is located and intercepted by a concentrated British squadron (that's a big IF because North Atlantic is large and the Home Fleet has to survey both the Danemark Strait and the Iceland-Faroe Gap), the odds are, IMHO, not in favor of the Kriegsmarine (if, as I suppose, the British also have Repulse, Renown and carriers).
Tom17 wrote:Tovey, when he had the choice (before OTL Bismarck chase), flew his flag in KGV. I see no reason why he would swap to Hood.
Therefore I don't imagine Hood would be leading the line.
Djoser wrote:Wouldn't take a miracle for this apocalyptic duel actually happening in an alternate WW II, nor a miracle for the KGM to pull it off--even if as at DS they were NOT looking for this kind of brawl either.
Let's remember the odds against Bismarck & PE at Denmark Strait, and the result...
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