RN: Rear Admiral Paul B, Captain Frank, Commander Paul L, Commander Dave S
|The RN team in action - photo by Wg Cdr Luddite|
|The Konteadmiral looks for answers in the bottom of a glass|
|Dave R (left) and Pete enjoying themselves.|
Umpire Team: John A, Lloyd, Wg Cdr Luddite and your humble correspondent.
Royal Navy Briefing
It has been reported that a German force comprising the Bismarck and at least two heavy cruisers is making a break for the open waters of the North Atlantic. A blocking force had been assembled and designated as ‘Force E’.
Sink the Bismarck, and sink or force the return to port of the cruisers.
HMS Duke of York 14” BB
HMS Suffolk 8” Cruiser
HMS Kent 8” Cruiser
HMS Cornwall 8” Cruiser
HMS Devonshire 8” Cruiser
HMS Swiftsure 6” CL
HMS Superb 6” CL
HMS AridiHMS Ashanti
A major force – ‘Kampfgruppe 19’ - will put to sea in order to lure out substantial but probably weaker British forces. It is expected that the enemy will commit at least one battleship and four cruisers.
Destroy the enemy force while preserving the Bismarck.
Bismarck 15” BB
Prinz Eugen 8” Cruiser
Hipper 8” Cruiser
Lutzow 8” Cruiser
Blucher 8” Cruiser
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