The Sinking of the Bismarck
The sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck. In response to sinking the HMS Hood, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the order to "Sink the Bismarck", spurring a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy. Two days later, with Bismarck almost in reach of safer waters, Fleet Air Arm aircraft torpedoed the ship and jammed her rudder, allowing heavy British units to catch up with her. In the ensuing battle on the morning of 27 May 1941, Bismarck was heavily attacked for nearly three hours before sinking. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: 1941
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HMS Thunderer at Dagenham, Essex
HMS Thunderer (launched 1911) was the third Orion-class battleship built for the Royal Navy and the last vessel to be constructed by Thames Ironworks. She was the last and largest warship ever built on the River Thames, and after her completion her builders declared bankruptcy. Pictured here at Dagenham, Essex, before her trials.
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Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864
Farragut's flagship USS "Hartford" colliding with the ironclad CSS "Tennessee" to secure Mobile Bay, 1864.
Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration
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