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Swordfish Planes Track and Attack the Bismarck

Britons were stunned at the loss of the Hood, and Churchill was furious.  He ordered the Royal Navy to "Sink the Bismarck!" 

On May 26th - the last day of Bismarck's short life - she was spotted by a British patrol.  Fourteen Swordfish planes left the deck of the carrier, Ark Royal, bound for the Bismarck.  Three strikes later, the Bismarck was seriously wounded when her twin rudders were jammed. 

The great vessel could no longer maneuver.


Media Credits

Clip from "Dogfights:  Hunt for the Bismarck" - online, courtesy the History Channel via YouTube.  Copyright, History Channel, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for education purposes.

 

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