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H.M.S. SUFFOLK LOGBOOK

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THE BATTLE OF THE DENMARK STRAIT.
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22nd May. (Ascension Day)

2330 *** Up Anchor.

23rd May. (Friday)

1845 *** Commander's Warning Broadcast.

1922 *** Sighted Bismarck and Prinz Eugen on Starboard
         Quarter - 6 miles.
         Sent out enemy report.

2032 *** Norfolk sighted enemy.
         Enemy shadowed throughout night.

24th May. (Saturday)

0547 *** Hood and Prince of Wales sighted enemy.

0553 *** Hood and Prince of Wales opened fire.
         Fire returned by enemy.
         Hood sunk.

0618 *** Battle Fleet action ceased.

0619 *** Suffolk opened fire on Bismarck.

0625 *** Suffolk ceased fire.

0730 *** Bismarck losing oil and apparently on fire.
         Suffolk continued to shadow enemy.

1840 *** Bismarck emerged from mist on starboard beam -
         10 miles - and opened fire on Suffolk - 7 salvoes.
         Fire immediately returned and hits scored on Bismarck.
         Suffolk retired under smoke screen. Prinz Eugen also
         engaged in this period.

1856 *** Cease Fire.

         Suffolk continued to shadow enemy.

25th May. (Sunday)

0001 *** Air attack by Torpedo Bombers of Victorious.
         1 hit on Bismarck.
         A.A. Fire visible on the horizon.

0306 *** Lost contact with enemy.
         Suffolk continued to search for enemy.
         Later detached for special operations.
         Rest of battles as in B.B.C. announcement.

27th May. (Tuesday)

1101 *** Bismarck finally sunk by torpedoes from Dorsetshire
         of the 1st Cruiser Squadron.


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