Operation Tiger Claw

This was a British unrealised naval plan for a carrierborne air attack by Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser’s Home Fleet on the German battleship Tirpitz lying in the Altafjord of German-occupied northern Norway (28 May 1944).

Schemed as a repeat of ‘Brawn’ and to have been followed by ‘Cambridge’ as a repeat of ‘Proteus’, the operation was to have used the fleet carriers Furious and Victorious supported by major elements of the Home Fleet, but was called off as a result of adverse weather conditions.