Under the Bismarck sortie the BC Prince of Whales should have been finished off and the 2 ships together made way for Brest. Then waited for Tirpitz to come out along with Scharnhorst and Gneisenau (spelling). Those 4 BB would have been something to behold. The admiralty would have been in stiches. Most of her capital ships were on convoy escort in many locations and the Germans had the advantage of deciding to focus on a single point of there choosing.