10.13.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Hunters at Sea
uncredited, undated photo

Viewed from the fantail of the German battleship TIRPITZ, the heavy cruisers ADMIRAL HIPPER and ADMIRAL SCHEER and several screen ships leave the protection of a Norwegian fjord circa 1942. The sister ship of the BISMARCK, the TIRPITZ spent most of World War II in Norwegian fjords, before being sunk in Tromsø fjord on November 11, 1944 by RAF Lancasters with Barnes Wallis tallboy bombs.

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