Seldom has an enemy loss given greater satisfaction to the Royal Navy than the sinking of the Scharnhorst in a night action. It is not generally appreciated that she was the ship which, in company wit
Bay of Biscay Battle of Dec. 27 and 28, 1943, resulted in the destruction of a 5,000-ton armed enemy blockade runner (see page 540) and the sinking of three German destroyers; others were damaged. The
It might at first sight appear that the entirely naval action in which the Scharnhorst was sunk off the North Cape (see pp. 518-520) was an incident in the war so completely maritime as to refute by i
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