Operation "Rösselsprung" (2 - 6 July 1942)
Convoy PQ 17 is sighted and photographed by a Luftflotte 5 shadower on 1 July 1942. The battle groups gather. To the left, dazzle painted, is the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and to the right Tirpitz. In the foreground are two destroyers.
5 July 1942: Operation "Rösselsprung" (Knight's Move). German units having assembled in Altafjord preparatory to an offensive against the Allied Murmansk convoys, one of the two battlegroups sets out, with Tirpitz leading the heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper and Admiral Scheer.