How did the battleship sink?

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Near the start of Wonder Woman (2017) the Germans, in their pursuit of Steve, stumble across the Amazonian homeland. Outside the magical force-field there is a Battleship that seems to be doing fine. However once the ship breaches the force-field it quickly sinks.

What happened there? Why did it start sinking?

Best Answer

Borrowing from my good friend Valorum's answer on SFF: it had hit the coral reef.

According to the film's official novelisation, as it passed through the barrier, the battle cruiser hit a hidden reef and was holed below the waterline.

Beyond, the enormous ship that had brought the Germans had hit the coral reefs. Black, gritty smoke from the sinking battleship swept across the reef and over the beach. It smelled like it had come from the burning pits of hell.

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It then sank.

The battleship couldn't see that there was an island approaching, as the island was sneakily covered by a sneaky fog.

As such it ventured too close and probably at too high a speed to stop in time. And what happens when a large vessel comes too close to an island?

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How did the battleship Yamato sink?

Yamato settled on the seafloor 1,200 feet down and about 50 miles southwest of Kyushu, Japan. Experts believe that a fire raging in the battleship's aft secondary magazine caused tons of ammunition to ignite almost simultaneously, producing the blasts that tore the ship in half and sank her.

How do you sink a battleship?

On the morning of May 27 the King George V and the Rodney, in an hour-long attack, incapacitated the Bismarck, and an hour and a half later it sank after being hit by three torpedoes from the cruiser Dorsetshire.

How did the Bismarck ship sink?

HMS Hood was struck by several German shells near its ammunition magazines which subsequently exploded, causing the ship to sink. It sparked a huge Royal Navy pursuit of the Bismarck, which was destroyed three days later.

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