On the day five destroyers were dispersed at anchor out in the fjord as there had been carrier air attacks, four were docked in the harbour leaving one destroyer on picket duty at the entrance to the fjord.
The Germans had been at action stations (general quarters) for most of the previous 48 hours.
They had transported 2000 troops, sunk two coastal defence vessels, landed the troops, engaged land defences, come under air attack and taken Narvik.
Oh and having run their fuel tanks empty, 3 destroyers only had refuelled with two more in progress, each refuelling taking 8 hours.
The crews were knackered and the picket ship left its post as it ran too low on fuel to continue
It docked near to the other four in Narvik closely followed, just as dawn was breaking, by five British destroyers who loomed out of a snow squall a few hundred FEET away, who then proceeded to shoot up the harbour and loose off torpedoes in all directions.
The Germans were literally caught napping, taking shell and torpedo hits with their crew still in their hammocks.
It was the start of a close and bloody action, which earned the British commander a VC and the German commander a Knight's Cross - both posthumous!
Following everyone's contributions I'm giving the Germans a move to wake up, another to get to action stations, plus another five to get under way from start of scenario....