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  • ABOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING AN ARCTIC CONVOY ESCORT PATROL, DECEMBER 1941

    ABOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING AN ARCTIC CONVOY ESCORT PATROL, DECEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 6879

    Inside one of the gunhouses for the triple mounted 6 inch gun aboard HMS SHEFFIELD. Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines sleep on the floor of the gunhouse. Others stand or sit whilst reading. 6 inch armour-piercing shells sit in the gun cradles ready...

  • ABOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING AN ARCTIC CONVOY ESCORT PATROL, DECEMBER 1941

    ABOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING AN ARCTIC CONVOY ESCORT PATROL, DECEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 6892

    View from the cruiser HMS SHEFFIELD as she sails on convoy duty through the waters of the Arctic ocean. In the background are merchant ships of the convoy. The image was taken during twilight - the short time each day that the sun is seen during winter....

  • ABOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING AN ARCTIC CONVOY ESCORT PATROL, DECEMBER 1941

    ABOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING AN ARCTIC CONVOY ESCORT PATROL, DECEMBER 1941

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 6873

    Two sailors, wrapped up against the cold stand on the exposed signal bridge of the 'Southampton' class cruiser HMS SHEFFIELD. One of the sailors is looking through binoculars.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 4175

    The look-out platform above the bridge of HMS SUFFOLK whilst she is on Arctic patrol, note the warm clothing the men are wearing. Day and night the men up here watch for the enemy. HMS SUFFOLK played a crucial role in the shadowing of the BISMARCK along...