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Battle of Atlantic

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of the Atlantic

4 September 1941

During a convoy operation the US destroyer Greer is attacked by a German U-Boat.

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1941 – Bismarck is sunk

27 May

Three days after sinking the British Battlecruiser Hood, the German Battleship Bismarck is pounded to a wreck by the British Battleships King George V and Rodney, forcing the crew of Bismarck to scuttle their ship.

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1941 – Battle of the Denmark Strait

24 May

A Second World War naval battle between the British battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser HMS Hood and the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, both of which were attempting to break out into the North Atlantic to attack Allied merchant shipping.

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WWII – The 75th Anniversary

Battle of the Atlantic – October

Convoys are now provided with escorts as far as 19 degrees west (about 300 miles west of Ireland). The Canadian forces provide similar cover in their waters. There are, however, still very few escorts and the cover is not strong. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

WWII The 75th Anniversary

2 September – Shifting US Policy

Following the agreement made in July and later detailed negotiations, a deal is now ratified between Britain and the USA. Continue reading “WWII The 75th Anniversary”

WWII The 75th Anniversary

September 1940 – Battle of the Atlantic

British problems in coastal waters increase when German E-Boats (see below) now begin major operations off the east coast of the British Isles. Continue reading “WWII The 75th Anniversary”

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