Friday, May 27, 2011
Bismarck saga -- sunk
At 10:15 a.m. the order to abandon ship was given on the Bismarck.
At 10:30 a.m. the HMS Dorsetshire torpedoes the Bismarck.
At 10:40 p.m. the Bismarck sinks. An estimated 800 men are in the water.
The HMS Dorsetshire rescues 86 survivors and the destroyer HMS Maori rescues another 25. A lookout reports seeing a periscope so the British break off rescue operations for fear if U-boat attack.
Later the U-Boat U-74 arrives at the scene and rescues three survivors and the German weather ship Sachsenwald finds two more.