British Forces Deployed against Bismarck during Operation "Rheinübung"
Note: The right-hand column shows where the ships were before the pursuit of the Bismarck
Home Fleet and Ships Attached
Battleship King George V Scapa Flow
Battleship Prince of Wales Scapa Flow
Battleship Rodney En route from Clyde to Boston with the troop transport Britannic
Battle Cruiser Repulse Clyde, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Battle Cruiser Hood Scapa Flow
Aircraft Carrier Victorious Scapa Flow, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Cruiser Norfolk Denmark Strait, on patrol
Cruiser Suffolk Refueling at Reykjavik, Iceland
Cruiser Galatea Scapa Flow
Cruiser Aurora Scapa Flow
Cruiser Kenya Scapa Flow
Cruiser Neptune Scapa Flow
Cruiser Arethusa En route to Reykjavik, Iceland
Cruiser Edinburgh Off the Azores, on patrol
Cruiser Manchester Faeroe Islands passage, on patrol
Cruiser Birmingham Faeroe Islands passage, on patrol
Destroyer Inglefield En route to Scapa Flow
Destroyer Intrepid En route to Scapa Flow
Destroyer Active Scapa Flow
Destroyer Antelope Scapa Flow
Destroyer Achates Scapa Flow
Destroyer Anthony Scapa Flow
Destroyer Electra Scapa Flow
Destroyer Echo Scapa Flow
Destroyer Somali At sea with Rodney and Britannic
Destroyer Tartar At sea with Rodney and Britannic
Destroyer Mashona At sea with Rodney and Britannic
Destroyer Eskimo At sea with Rodney and Britannic
Destroyer Punjabi Scapa Flow
Destroyer Icarus Scapa Flow
Destroyer Nestor Scapa Flow
Destroyer Jupiter Londonderry
Western Approaches Command
Cruiser Hermione En route to Scapa Flow
Destroyer Lance Scapa Flow
Destroyer Legion Clyde, with battle cruiser Repulse
Destroyer Saguenay Clyde, with battle cruiser Repulse
Destroyer Assiniboine Clyde, with battle cruiser Repulse
Destroyer Columbia Londonderry
Plymouth Command, 4th Destroyer Flotilla
Destroyer Cossack Clyde, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Destroyer Sikh Clyde, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Destroyer Zulu Clyde, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Destroyer Maori Clyde, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Destroyer Piorun Clyde, assigned to troop convoy WS-8B
Nore Command
Destroyer Windsor Scapa Flow
Force H
Battle Cruiser Renown Gibraltar
Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal Gibraltar
Cruiser Sheffield Gibraltar
Destroyer Faulknor Gibraltar
Destroyer Foresight Gibraltar
Destroyer Forester Gibraltar
Destroyer Foxhound Gibraltar
Destroyer Fury Gibraltar
Destroyer Hesperus Gibraltar
America and West Indies Station
Battleship Ramillies At sea, escorting convoy HX-127
Battleship Revenge Halifax, Nova Scotia
South Atlantic Command
Cruiser Dorsetshire At sea, escorting convoy SL-74
The following crafts were also deployed
Submarine Minerva On patrol off southwestern Norway
Submarine P-31 Scapa Flow
Submarine Sealion English Channel
Submarine Seawolf English Channel
Submarine Sturgeon English Channel
Submarine Pandora En route from Gibraltar to Great Britain
Submarine Tigris Clyde
Submarine H-44 Rothesay