HMS Howe, 14 in King George V class battleship, built to Washington Treaty limits. Sisters HMS Prince of Wales (participant in the Bismarck saga and sunk by the Japanese in and HMS Duke of York (victor over the German battleship Scharnhorst in
27 May The great German battleship BISMARCK, crippled yesterday by RAF Fairey Swordfish bi-planes, is bombarded repeatedly by the Royal Navy until the crew scuttles her. The sinking of the HMS HOOD three days earlier is avenged.
Admiral Graf Spee participated in five international operations patrolling in Spanish waters from 1936 to 1938 because of the Spanish Civil War. On these photos the crew rest on the forecastle and around the forward 28 cm SK main turret.