World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Negative Nuisance

On Sept. 22 British midget submarines in Norway's Alten Fjord rammed some torpedoes into Germany's greatest battleship, the 40,000-ton Tirpitz, left her floating in her own oil and out of commission for many months.

The disabling of the Tirpitz marked the end of the German Fleet as an offensive threat. Since the outbreak of the war the German Fleet has been whittled from 18 major warships to a fighting six. They are: the pocket battleship Lutzow, the 26,000-ton battleship Scharnhorst, the never-in-action aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin, the three light cruisers Nurnberg, Leipzig and Emden.*

Still afloat but of questionable value as...

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