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How many ships did the Bismarck sink?
The Bismarck sunk only one ship. The Hood. The Hood was sailing with the Prince of Whales ship which retreated after the Hood was sunk. The Bismarck set sail on May 19, 1941. British Biplanes hit the Bismarck's rudder and crippled it. It was sunk on May 27, 1941.
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3,000 Allied ships (175 warships; 2,825 merchant ships)
the HMS Hood
the same reason an apple falls from a tree.... gravity!!! Ships are vessels constructed in such a fashion that they float atop water (by "displacement"); should the vessel's …watertight integrity be compromised, and water thereby enter the hull, the weight of this water, no longer being displaced by the ship, will eventually overcome the forces of displacement, and the ship will sink under the weight of this water due to the force of gravity.
The numbers given for the count of ships that sink in a year are slightly different depending on the source. It has often been claimed that "severe weather has sunk more t…han 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades", and that rogue waves are believed to be the major cause in many such cases. That claim was made by the MaxWave project in 2001 (without any evidence) and was repeated in a press release by the European Space Agency in 2004. But that rogue waves were the cause is not consistent with other reports and available statistics. According to the casualty statistics held by Lloyd's Register (which documents the career of every ship in the world), only 142 vessels of that size (of any type, not just tankers and container ships) were lost during the two decades to 2001. The losses were mostly due to the usual causes: fire, collisions, groundings and structural failure, plus losses due to military action during the Iran-Iraq war. None were attributed to rogue waves. Tim Roxby of Lloyd's Marine Intelligence Unit in England said that "an average of four ships sink every week", and in 2003, 211 vessels disappeared, 24 of them more than 100 meters long.
Roughly 2,000 merchant ships in WWII.
27 May must be "battleship" day. The Bismarck was sunk (scuttled actually, according to Dr. Ballard's expedition) on 27 May 1941. Coincidentally, on that same day and mo…nth, history's only modern decisive battleship fleet action, which occurred on 27 May 1907, was fought; the Battle of Tsushima. 7 Russian battleships were sunk that day.
Three, out of a ship's complement of nearly two thousand.
In the North Atlantic. The German battleship Bismarck was devastated in a naval battle with British forces on May 27, 1941, in the Atlantic about 400 miles (650 km) west… of Brest, France. Unable to steer or shoot back, the ship was scuttled by the crew. Most of the 2100 crewmen perished, with only 115 confirmed survivors.
* The USS Cumberland by ramming and not by shellfire. * The USS Congress which was grounded with hot shot after it had surrendered and its crew had been removed. * T…he USS Minnesota had run aground trying to evade the Virginia and was left for the next morning to finish off. That never happened because the USS Monitor arrived during the night prepared to do battle. On 9 March 1862 both the Monitor and the Virginia believed they had won the battle of the ironclads. Neither fought again and the Confederate Navy remained bottled up in Norfolk for the duration. Only the Cumberland was sunk in combat with the Virginia.
After the time that it's guns were unable to fire, the Bismark took roughly 45 minutes to sink.
One. In the Battle of the Denmark Strait (May 24, 1941), the British battleship HMS Hood was hit at long range by a salvo from Bismarck, exploded, and sank, leaving only three… survivors. It is suspected that a shell penetrated Hood's forward ammunition magazine. Three days later, the Bismarck was first damaged by a torpedo, then blasted by a British fleet, before finally being scuttled by her crew.
In Pearl Harbor
The German battleship Bismarck was sunk on May 27, 1941, by a combined British fleet which included battleships and destroyers. She was however, initially crippled by torpedoe…s launched from Fleet Air Arm Swordfish biplane aircraft.
47 or 57 depending on who you read :)
North Atlantic ocean and it departed from Blohmand Voss' shipyard.
There were at least 3, but they were either unaware of the catastrophe or unable to respond in time to save most of the victims, many of whom were immersed in ice-cold water. … The RMS Carpathia was the closest and eventually rescued many of those in the Titanic's lifeboats, arriving at the scene about an hour and a half after Titanic went down, or about 4 AM on April 15, 1912. It returned to New York with the survivors. The SS Californian was thought to have been within sight of Titanic, but it is possible that it was the SS Mount Temple, which arrived at the sinking site after the Carpathia had completed rescue operations. All three ships were later sunk by German ships during World War I. Other ships had passed nearby the day before and warned of the ice fields that sank Titanic : SS Amerika, RMS Caronia, RMS Baltic, and the steamer Mesaba.