The Gneisenaus desperate fight with the British battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible.
When the Scharnhorst had been disposed of, there still remained the Gneisenau to contend with. Though her condition was almost as terrible as that of her sister ship, she continued a determined but ineffectual effort to fight the two battle cruisers Invincible and Inflexible. At half past five, when barely able to move, she headed towards the flagship, and it was thought that her guns had all been silenced. Admiral Sturdee at once gave the order for his ships to cease-fire. Before the order could be signalled, however, the Gneisenau opened fire again, and continued firing at intervals from the only gun remaining intact. But at six oclock she turned over, and in less than a minute sank to the bottom of the sea.
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