The Tirpitz was the pride of the Kriegsmarine - the largest and fastest battleship in European waters and the scourge of Britain's Royal Navy. Operating in the fjords of Norway, the massive ship was a seemingly constant threat to the Allies' vital Atlantic and Arctic convoys. Accordingly, American and British forces made Sinking the Tirpitz a top priority. Military historians and former sailors and pilots detail the incredible assaults that the German ship endured over three years from Halifax, Stirling and Lancaster bombers to the Royal Navy Home Fleet, midget submarines and armour piercing bombs. Although she was damaged many times, the Tirpitz always returned to battle, until she was finally done in by a tallboy bomb on November 12,1944. Of the 1,000 crewmen trapped inside her capsized hull, only 85 were rescued. Ironically, the Tirpitz never sank a single Allied ship, it was too busy avoiding that fate itself.