Tirpitz

Tirpitz, escorted by several destroyers, steaming in the Bogenfjord in October 1942

Operation Zitronella: Tirpitz role at Spitzbergen

Since her commissioning in February 1941 the Tirpitz operated in the Baltic conducting trials and training her crew as well as participating in some minor operations in connection with the invasion of the Soviet Union of January ’42. She then steamed to Norwegian waters with the intent of being teamed with other German warships for …

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Sub Lieutenant K C J Robinson, RNVR, of Crosby, Liverpool, a Commanding Officer in an X-craft at the Hydroplane controls whilst sailing in Rothesay Bay. (Credits: Imperial War Museum)

The British Midget Submarine Attack on Battleship Tirpitz

By the summer of 1943, thanks to Allied victories over the U-boats worldwide and most recently against the Kriegsmarine surface fleet in the Battle of the Barents Sea, the worst of the Battle of the Atlantic crisis had passed — but it was not yet over. With regards to the surface fleet, the German Battleship Tirpitz, sister ship …

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