Monday, 9 January 2012

4. German Battleship Bismarck, 1941

  • Date of Ship Wreck: The massive German Dreadnaught sank in the year 1941.
  • Place of Wreck: The great battle ship Bismarck for whom the Sir Winston Churchill said, “a master piece of naval construction” in the year 1941 during the World War II.
  • Cause of Wreck: The British battleships King George V and Rodney, gave the ultimate fight to the heavily armed German battle ship the fight lasted for many hours ultimately Bismarck surrendered to the onslaught and slipping to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Loss of Human Life: The loss claimed 115 of her 2,200 man, crew down with her.
  • Economic Loss: It was a great loss, since it was an indeed essential and vital part of naval force asset of Germany.
  • Salvage: The ship’s precise location remained largely a mystery until 1989, when she was located by Dr. Robert Ballard and his team using side-scan sonar and submersibles. The Ship is still not salvaged due to her heavy armor and weapons.