scharnhorst North Cape Dec 26 1943 KGV Duke of York

The 38,000-ton Scharnhorst, with her 13-inch armor belt and battery of nine 11-inch guns was no match for Duke of York, however, she could make 31-knots, which gave her a slight advantage in speed during the running fight. However, the British radar sets mounted on their ships meant she could never shake her pursuers. Almost her entire crew, including KAdm. Erich Bey, would be lost in the cold sea off North Cape, Norway.

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