Denmark Strait


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Denmark Strait,

passage, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 180 mi (290 km) wide at the narrowest point, between Greenland and Iceland. The cold E Greenland current passes through the strait and carries icebergs S into the N Atlantic Ocean.

Denmark Strait

a channel between SE Greenland and Iceland, linking the Arctic Ocean with the Atlantic
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His claim that the battle of the Denmark Strait "was undoubtedly one of the most famous and most important naval battles of World War II" will raise the hackles especially of historians of the U.
The HMS Hood Association is extremely grateful to Paul Allen, David Mearns and the crew of M/Y Octopus for their tremendous efforts and professionalism in recovering the bell of HMS Hood from the dark depths of the Denmark Strait.
Crucial to this warm-to-cold oceanographic choreography is the Denmark Strait Overflow Water (DSOW), the largest of the deep, overflow plumes that feed the lower limb of the conveyor belt and return the dense water south through gaps in the Greenland-Scotland Ridge.
Canadian planes from Newfoundland joined the RAF in a search from the skies and on May 23 they sighted "an enemy force of one battleship and one cruiser" in the Denmark Strait.
The Denmark Strait separates Iceland from the east coast of Greenland by 250 miles of tough water.
He said: "We caught up with the ship in the Denmark Strait, off Greenland, as it approached safe waters.
With the Hood in the Battle of Denmark Strait had been the Prince of Wales, built at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.
Two British heavy cruisers moved in to shadow the German ships as they headed for the Denmark Strait, between Iceland and Greenland.
For Greenland halibut released in Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and the fjords of southwestern and eastern Greenland, a substantial portion of recovered fish demonstrated migratory behavior, up to 2500 km, primarily to Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
It is credited with a string of successful projects, including the world's deepest located wreck, a WWII German blockade runner located in 5,762 meters; the re-discovery of the WWII German battleship Bismarck; and the discovery of the HMS Hood in the Denmark Strait.
HMS Prince of Wales damaged the Bismarck during the Battle of Denmark Strait in May 1941.