Operation Tungsten, 1944

Operation Tungsten was performed by British Royal Navy on 3 April 1944 during World War II. The aim of operation was to destroy or damage German battleship Tirpitz moored in Kaafjord in the far north of Norway.

Fifteen bombs hit the battleship, and 122 members of its crew died and 316 were wounded. This damage was not sufficient to sink or seriously disable Tirpitz. Tirpitz was sunk by Royal Air Force heavy bombers only in late 1944.

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten

Operation Tungsten