Operation "Rheinübung" 3
21 May 1941 the Bismarck in a stern view taken from the destroyer Z-10 (Hans Lody). 21 May 1941 the Bismarck and the Prinz Eugen left Kalvanes Bay at cruising speed, escorted by the three destroyers, on a northward course. This picture was taken when the Bismarck passed Prinz Eugen about 9:00 P.M. and took the lead. The different camouflage is noteworthy; only the white wave near the bow remains.
22 and 23 May 1941. The weather conditions worsened; it became hazy and rainy. In the thickening fog, the Bismarck had turned on one of its rear floodlights as a fog light for the following Prinz Eugen. At this time the battle group was already just short of the Denmarck Straits, the northernmost sea route to the North Atlantic.