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 1sland 26th December Able Seaman action Admiral Admiralty aircraft Alten Fiord altered course amidships armament astern Barracudas battle cruisers Battle Summary battleship Belfast bombers bombs Brest British Captain carriers Commander-in-Chief Commanding Officer convoy craft crew damage deck destroyers Dover Duke of York enemy engagement engine escort explosion fighters Flag Flotilla Force German Gneisenau gunnery guns gyro HA/LA heavy ships hits Home Fleet Jamaica Kaa Fiord knots Lieut Lieutenant Lt.-Com midget midget submarine miles minutes later Narvik Naval opened fire operation Operation Source OPERATION TUNGSTEN ordered passage patrol Plan port side position prisoners radar range range-finder Rear-Admiral reconnaissance Scapa Scharnhorst Seafires SEANYMPH shell ship's sighted signal smoke Soroy speed Squadron Staff starboard side steering Strike STUBBORN Sub-Lt submarines sunk surface survivors Swordfish SYRT1S target Tirpita torpedo attack torpedo tubes turret U-boats Vice-Admiral Vice-Admiral Burnett Victorious X craft yards