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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The North Atlantic itself is too deep for laying mines; however, mines could be laid in the Denmark Strait, off the coasts of Iceland and Britain, and in the Iceland-Faeroes-Shetlands passages.
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One example is the Battle of the Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941, as it is generally known, when HMS Hood and Prince of Wales met the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen between Iceland and Greenland.
The Battle of the Denmark Strait; a critical analysis of the Bismarck's singular triumph.
However, during the Battle of the Denmark Strait in May 1941, the vessel was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of Greenland.
Medhaug's observations showed that the Arctic northerlies force large volumes of water southwards through the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland.
The wreck was found in 2001 by an expedition by deep-sea operations company Blue Water Recoveries, in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
HMS Hood was torn in half by a shell on May 24, 1941, and now lies in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
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. It was the beginning of an historic four days - Catalina flying boats and Sunderlands shadowing the great warship as she tried to get back to base.
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.