HMS FROBISHER RESCUES A FRENCH DESTROYER. 10 MARCH 1944, COLOMBO, CEYLON. HMS FROBISHER, IMPROVED BIRMINGHAM CLASS CRUISER, BACK FROM THE RESCUE OF THE FRENCH DESTROYER LE TRIOMPHANT. FROBISHER TOWED THE FRENCH DESTROYER 1,200 MILES TO SAFETY.

Catalogue number
  • A 22895
Department
Photographs
Part of
Subject period
Creator
Category
photographs

© IWM (A 22895)

Purchase & License
Object description

C in C Eastern Fleet Admiral Sir James Somerville, KCB, KBE, DSO, speaking to the ship's company of FROBISHER. He told them their story would be 'good for a pint of beer for many years to come'.

IWM Non Commercial Licence

The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.

By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (A 22895)

  • Download this item
    Embed HTML
    Embed BBCode