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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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Hundreds in the first few weeks.
The Bismarck was damaged by a British bi-plane's torpedo, which caused it to swim around in circles, ultimately allowing it to be sunk by British warships.
27 May 1941
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.
Battleship day: 27 May 1941 On 27 May 1905, 7 Russian battleships also sank at the Battle of Tsushima.
it was sunk by several ships of the Royal Navy (Britain) in the north Atlantic ocean during World War II, using ship-mounted guns and torpedoes
the HMS Hood
The German battleship Bismarck was one of the most famous warships of the Second World War. The lead ship of her class, named after the 19th century German Chancellor Otto von… Bismarck, Bismarck displaced more than 50,000 tonnes fully loaded and was the largest warship then commissioned. Bismarck only took part in one operation during her brief career. She and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen left Gotenhafen (Gdynia) on the morning of 19 May 1941 for Operation Rheinübung, during which she was to have attempted to intercept and destroy convoys in transit between North America and Great Britain. When Bismarck and Prinz Eugen attempted to break out into the Atlantic, the two ships were discovered by the Royal Navy and brought to battle in the Denmark Strait. During the short engagement, the British battlecruiser HMS Hood, flagship of the Home Fleet and pride of the Royal Navy, was sunk after several minutes of firing. In response, 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 Swordfish biplanes launched from the carrier HMS Ark Royal 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 almost two hours before sinking.
Bismarch committed suicide (scuttled herself) on 27 May 1941.
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.
Three, out of a ship's complement of nearly two thousand.
In World War 2
It took Three hits to sink it and the first shot hit the engines so the ship got Disabled, then the second shot hit the fuel reserves and ingulfed part of the ship in uncrontr…olable fires, the last shot hit the middle side of the ship and caused a massive hole that was letting water in quickly it sank in a matter of hours.
Heavy items on the ship, a bomb, also when the flag on the ship is not standing up right that also can sink the ship.