Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Suzie (various spellings are allowed)

Today's question is:
What World War II German battleship sank (or was possibly scuttled to avoid capture) and was discovered on the ocean floor by Dr. Robert Ballard of Titanic fame?

14 comments:

Fritz J. said...

Ah, an easy one. The Bismarck. This brings back memories of my youth and Johnny Horton. you can hear Johnny here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KecIdlEAKhU

Off the top of my head the only other German battleship that I recall being scuttled was the Admiral Graf Spee, but that took place in shallow water and didn't need Dr. Robert Ballard to look for it.

Ellen K said...

Bismarck?
Actually I know that's right, but my son (this history major)and I debated it and I found it on Google.

Thorndog said...

Oh come on this one is way too easy.

It's the Bismarck.

PeggyU said...

The Bismarck?

Coach Brown said...

Bismarck

MasonPiper said...

bismark

allen (in Michigan) said...

The Bismark.

Swordfish said...

The Bismarck; done in by torpedoes dropped from biplanes!

MAJ K said...

The Bismarck.

What a great movie, by the way.

Anonymous said...

The Bismarck!!!

MikeAT said...

I'm reminded of a song....

"In May of 1941 the war had just begun

The Germans had the biggest ship that had the biggest guns

The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ever sailed the sea

On her decks were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees

Out of the cold and foggy night came the British ship the Hood

And every British seaman he knew and understood

They had to sink the Bismarck the terror of the sea

Stop those guns as big as steers and those shells as big as trees

We'll find the German battleship that's makin' such a fuss

We gotta sink the Bismarck cause the world depends on us

Yeah hit the decks a runnin' boys and spin those guns around

When we find the Bismarck we gotta cut her down

The Hood found the Bismarck and on that fatal day

The Bismarck started firing fifteen miles away

We gotta sink the Bismarck was the battle sound

But when the smoke had cleared away the mighty Hood went down

For six long days and weary nights they tried to find her trail

Churchill told the people put every ship asail

Cause somewhere on that ocean I know she's gotta be

We gotta sink the Bismarck to the bottom of the sea

We'll find the German battleship...

The fog was gone the seventh day and they saw the morning sun

Ten hours away from homeland the Bismarck made its run

The Admiral of the British fleet said turn those bows around

We found that German battleship and we're gonna cut her down

The British guns were aimed and the shells were coming fast

The first shell hit the Bismarck they knew she couldn't last

That mighty German battleship is just a memory

Sink the Bismarck was the battle cry that shook the seven seas

We found the German battleship t'was makin' such a fuss

We had to sink the Bismarck cause the world depends on us

We hit the deck a runnin' and we and spun those guns around

Yeah we found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down

We found the German battleship..."

jau said...

The Bismarck

pseudotsuga said...

Was that the Bismarck?

Polski3 said...

Not only was Britain at war with Germany, but British pride had been hit hard when the Bismark blew the HMS Hood right out of the water....IIRC, there was only one or two survivors of a crew of about 3000. Brits also lost several capital ships to Japanese air assult. The early days of WWII were tough for the RN and Brits.