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The Bismarck never surrendered. Her colours still flew high, were still flying when the Dorsetshire closed in on the silent, lifeless ship and torpedoed three times from close range. Almost at once she heeled far over to port, her colours dipping into the water, then turned bottom up and slid beneath the waves, silent except for the furious hissing and bubbling as the waters closed over the red hot steel of the superstructure.—  Alistair MacLean, The Lonely Sea

German cruiser Lützow (formerly Deutschland) with a snapped off stern in Kiel harbor sometime after April the 13th, 1940. The damage was caused by a torpedo hit from the submarine HMS Spearfish on April the 11th, during Operation Weserübung, the german invasion of Norway.

Notice the missing aft triple-torpedo tubes, removed while in port to begin the extensive repairs, which would take over a year to complete.