Ramifications if HMS Nelson sunk with all/most hands Oct. 30, 1939

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Admiral Beez

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On the morning of Oct. 30, 1939 the German submarine U56 hit HMS Nelson with three torpedoes, but none detonated.

Aboard HMS Nelson were First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Forbes and First Sea Lord admiral Sir Dudley Pound. What's the impact on Britain's war effort if all three men are lost in the attack?

Would Lord Halifax become PM? He wanted to come to terms with Germany, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_cabin ... ,_May_1940

With Forbes and Pound dead the RN's Norwegian campaign, u-boat war and in the latter Force Z may be impacted. Perhaps HMS Glorious won't be sent on Churchill's errand.
 

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