HMS Hood avenged, the Bismarck Sinks
On this day 80 years ago, the loss of HMS Hood was avenged when Hitler's flagship Bismarck was sunk by the Royal Navy in the Atlantic. Crippled by a torpedo from a Swordfish from HMS Ark Royal the previous evening which jammed its rudder, the German battleship was at the mercy of the big guns of the Home Fleet. Read what happened next. A few survivors of Bismarck’s crew rescued by the Royal Navy.