- Jul 1, 2007
What I heard on the other hand, the thing that doomed B was that a torpedo got lucky hitting it's rudder, desabling Bismark's steering capability. Of all torpedos none penetrated troug all armour.
But then again it's unending argue between germans claiming they scutled the ship because they couldn't steer, and British, claming Germans had nothing to do with sinking, it sank because of torpedo damage.
Indeed it was. The torp hit the rudder ( for some reason Bismarck didn't have a double rudder, something common since after the Titanic IIRC ) and the fact that she steamed right into the teeth of the British Home fleet as she couldnt maneuver.