on his book Naval Policy between the wars - Vol. 2, on page 464 Stephen Roskill was describing Adm Pound addiction to inquiries with some examples on the footnote 1 at bottom page.
The first example was Sommerville for Cape Spartivento, during the Op. Collar of Late November 1940.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... partivento
After the battle, Winston Churchill demanded Somerville's scalp, having questioned the admiral's offensive spirit ever since his objections to attacking the French at Mers-el-Kébir.
However, a board of inquiry exonerated Somerville, who enjoyed the strong support of several fellow admirals.
In summary we can very easily correlate this executed inquiry for Cape Spartivento with the Bismarck chase regrettable aftermath one that was aborted, and find all the similarities that Stephen Roskill was summarizing on his footnote.
As a personal consideration from my side I found lapidary the last Admiral A.B. Cunningham comment " ... should be continuously under the threat of finding a Board of Inquiry waiting for him ... "
But that we know was basically the state of the affairs on that moment, and the Bismarck case demonstrate it once again.