Sinking the Bismarck

On May 27, 1941, the British Navy sank the German battleship Bismarck. In the critical battle, British battleships King George V and Rodney and heavy cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire attacked. The Sheffield was also involved in the battle. The Bismarck had only begun operations on May 19th.

Over 2,000 German sailors died. The wreckage is about 400 miles West of Brest, France, at the bottom of the Atlantic.

Sink the Bismarck (1960) was directed by Lewis Gilbert and starred Kenneth More and Dana Wynter. James Cameron’s film Expedition: Bismarck (2002) shows footage of the wreckage.

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