With Ark Royal having only 6 operational Swordfish left, and KGV/Rodney low on fuel (and making 20-21kts), only a lucky torpedo hit by
alecsandros wrote:According to my readings, there were only 6 swordfishes cicrcling bismarck in his final battle.
27 May 1941: At 0920, Ark Royal launches twelve Swordfish in order to attack the crippled Bismarck that is being engaged by Admiral Tovey's force at this time. The striking force appears in the scene of the battle at about 1015, but due to the heavy fire from the British warships stays away. The Bismarck finally sinks at 1040.
alecsandros wrote:But IF the ship wasn't hit on the stern, I think it had more than 50% chances of arriving in Brest, France.
What do you think ?
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