Friday, May 27, 2011

Bismarck saga -- sunk

The Bismarck is seen sinking from the HMS Dorsetshire after being torpedoed.

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.

Bismarck survivors being pulled aboard the Dorsetshire.

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.

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