There followed a barrage of powerful destroyers, but the destroyers bravely rushed to the attack. In the destroyer 'Kossak' ripped the antenna, but, nevertheless, he, along with other ships of 4th Flotilla erupted at a distance of fire and opened fire with incendiary shells. Around midnight, a missile struck a 'Bismarck' – on the battleship tank caused a fire, but it was extinguished. This was followed by torpedo fire, but because of the great excitement, none of the 16 released torpedoes do not hit the 'Bismarck'. The attack ended only destroyers at 07:00 AM. By the time the weather had deteriorated: the north-east wind reached 8 points. 'Bismarck' was moving northwest at a speed of 7 knots.
German sailors had just wait for the last fight. … 27 May 1941, at 08:33, at a distance of 23 000 m to the 'Bismarck' approached the British battleships 'Rodney' and 'King George'. At 8:47 'Rodney' opened fire. A minute later he was joined by 'King George'.
'Bismarck' replied immediately volleys of 'native' of the nasal towers 'Anton' (A) and 'Bruno' (B). At 8:54 in the battle with the 'Bismarck' has entered the cruiser 'Norfolk', a fire at 8:58 in the 'Bismarck' guns opened fire support 'Rodney'. In the first shells hit 9:02 'Bismarck': hit occurred in the tank and command d.f.s. on the foremast. After two minutes of 'Rodney', 'King George' and 'Norfolk' joined heavy cruiser Dorsetshire '. On the 'Bismarck' Hurricane-fire, and gun turrets at 9:08 'Anton' and 'Bruno' was disabled.