German Capital Ships and Raiders in World War II: From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944
Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 33 pages
This volume is a compendium of four Battle Summaries or Naval Staff Histories produced soon after the war by the Naval Historical Branch of the Admiralty. Originally classified and designed for internal use only, these histories are published here for the first time. The documents in this book cover the actions that resulted in the sinking or immobilising of the German warships "Bismarck" and "Graf Spee", and records the struggle to rid the seas of the meance of the armed merchant raiders.
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12th February 26th December Able Seaman action Admiral Admiralty aircraft Alten Fiord altered course amidships Appendix astern Barracudas battle cruisers Battle Summary battleship Belfast bombers bombs Brest British Captain carrier Commander-in-Chief Commanding Officer convoy craft crew damage deck destroyers Dover Duke of York enemy engagement escort explosion fighters Flotilla Force German Gneisenau gunnery guns gyro heavy ships hits Home Fleet jamaica Kaa Fiord Kapitšnleutnant knots Kola Inlet Lieut Lieut.-Commander Lieutenant Lt.-Com midget miles Narvik Naval opened fire operation Operation Source Operation Tungsten ordered passage patrol Plan port side position Prinz Eugen prisoners radar range range-finder Rear-Admiral reconnaissance Scharnhorst Seafires SEANYMPH shell ship's sighted signal sinking smoke Soroy speed Squadron Staff starboard side steering Strike STUBBorn Sub-Lt submarines surface survivors Swordfish SYRTIs target Tirpitz torpedo attack torpedo tubes turret U-boats Vice-Admiral Vice-Admiral Burnett Victorious X craft yards