The Sinking of HMS Fiji, 22nd May 1941. HMS Kingston standing by

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART LD 7434
Production date
1972
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: oil
  • support: panel
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 457 mm
  • Support: Width 609 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: painting
Creator
Category
art

Object description

image: A reconstruction of the sinking of the Royal Navy light cruiser HMS Fiji near Crete in the Mediterranean. HMS Fiji is shown starboard side on, with her bow under the surface of the water as she sinks. The scene is viewed from the deck of HMS Kingston, with personnel on deck. Survivors are in the water and in lifeboats, one of which is being unloaded alongside HMS Kingston.

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