HMS DORSETSHIRE - RADIO MESSAGE
In mid-1999, an ex-RCN Sparker passed away. In his files, his widow
found this historical message and donated it to the SPARC Radio Museum.
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After attacking the Bismarck for an hour and a half, Admiral Tovey
ordered his gun crews to cease firing. All of Bismarck's guns had been
destroyed in the ensuing battle, however the ship refused to sink. The
British Admiral set a course for home and ordered HMS Dorsetshire to sink
Bismarck with torpedoes. The cruiser fired a torpedo into each side of
the burning target, which finally sank minutes later. This was the radio
message sent by Dorsetshire after that action.