The explosion ripped a huge force 'Hood' in half and turned it into a huge pile of metal junk, sunken in three minutes. In a place with its glorious ship Vice-Admiral killed Lanselott Holland captain Ralph Kerr and 1416 crew members. Survived only three men picked up their destroyer 'Elektra'. After the death of 'Hood' 'Bismarck' turned to the artillery attack on the 'Prince Wales'. Go to Movie Star for more information. Sinking wreckage 'Hood' were on the way British battleship and, leaving them aside, he found himself in a position in which was an ideal target. At 6:02 in the conning tower 'Prince of Wales' exploded shell released from the 'Bismarck'.
The blast killed all the sailors were in the wheelhouse, with the exception of captain John Kateralla and one sailor. 'The Prince of Wales' put a smoke screen and began to retreat, firing of feed the main battery guns. In retreating, the battleship got four hits from projectiles 'Bismarck' and three – from 'Prince Eugen'. But then Lyutens ordered a cease-fire by the British, in the 6:09 'Bismarck' gave the last volley, and then 'The Prince of Wales' away from the Denmark Strait. Implications for the 'Bismarck' was the following: a hard shell with the 'Prince of Wales' body struck the battleship below the waterline and exploded inside, resulting in a power station number 4 was flooded, and some water came into the adjoining boiler room number 2, the second bomb struck an armored hull above the waist and did not explode, was released through the opposite side, the result – a leak of 1.5 meters in diameter, through which in the bay fuel tanks came the water, and fuel was lost, and the third round, flying over the 'Bismarck', blew rescue boat on board.