The action opened with the appearance of the German destroyer flotilla which - quite correctly - was sent to find the enemy prior to the arrival of the main force. The RN on the other hand, floated on in line abreast.
Another RN DD gets a pasting...
...and heads off making smoke. Some of it voluntarily.
A hazy RAF recce photo of Bismarck under fire.
Hit by 2 torps, Lutzow sinks beneath the waves.
The final scores were as follows (only ships which suffered damage are mentioned):
Bismarck 5% damage
Prinz Eugen c20% damage
Blucher 2% damage
Hipper 10% damage
Duke of York 10% damage
Cornwall 20% damage
Based on their briefings, both sides claimed a victory but given that the RN could better afford the losses we decided it was a narrow British victory.