There is also Antonio´s article in which is stated that Bismarck did hit the Hood in the conning tower killing 200 sailors.At DS till the moment Hood blew up at 06.00:
Bismarck fired 40 shells all to Hood making 2 hits, received 55 from PoW with 3 hits suffered
Prinz Eugen fired 48 shells to Hood making 2 hits, 16 to PoW with no hits, received probably 40 from Hood no damages
PoW fired 55 shells to Bismark scoring 3 hits, received 16 from Prinz Eugen with no damages
Hood fired probably 40 shells to Prinz Eugen with no hits, received 48 from Prinz Eugen with 2 hits and 40 from Bismarck with 2 hits.
What I like to know is:
Exactly, how we know about this hit? Was it really serious? Did such a hit handicaped Hood to be an efficient combat unit? Were Capt. Kerr and VADM Holland killed in it or later with the blowing. Was PE the one to scored this hit or Bismarck?
If PE scored such a hit then we have the most famous and powerfull Battlecruiser in History defeated by just a Heavy Cruiser with 8" guns?
For me it´s quite hard to believe such a event.