Events for Thursday 26th May 2022

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WWII: The Bismarck is spotted

26th May 1941

An RAF Catalina spots the Bismarck at 1030 on 26th May. Swordfish Torpedo-bombers from the Ark Royal score hits on the Bismarck, disabling her steering gear and rendering her unmaneuverable.

Further Reading

Bismarck: The Epic Chase
(Hardback - 176 pages)
by James Crossley

When the German Battleship Bismarck was commissioned in 1940 she was one of the fastest and most powerful ships afloat. To the Royal Navy and the security of Allied shipping in the Atlantic she posed an enormous threat – she must be destroyed. When she broke out into the Atlantic… Read more...

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