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  • 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 4022

    Wreckage of an Italian torpedo bomber shot down by the destroyer HMS FAULKNOR, (in the background) during an attack on a British convoy which was escorted by warships in the Sicilian channel. Photograph taken from the cruiser SHEFFIELD.

  • 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 19237

    After making a rendezvous off the North African coast the five Italian cruisers and two battleships in line ahead follow HMS VALIANT towards Malta to surrender. There were a further four Italian destroyers accompanying them (out of view). They were also...

  • 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 18097

    During the invasion of Sicily, SS ULSTER MONARCH, a transport carrying commando troops, and the destroyer HMS TETCOTT can be seen entering the harbour of Syracuse under fire from the shore batteries. Commando troops are in their landing craft going...

  • 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 21464

    Supporting the opening stages in the battle for Rome with coastal bombardments and escorts for the landing craft of all types that swept into the beaches at Anzio in the wake of the minesweepers. Rear Admiral Troubridge (right), Senior Officer of the...

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

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

    A 11414

    12 August: The sinking of the Italian submarine COBALTO: Survivors from the COBALTO on board HMS ITHURIEL.

  • 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 19150

    Salerno, September 1943: Landing craft (LCI 269 and LCI 250) carrying US Sappers going in to beach just south of Naples. Other vessels can be seen in the background (photographed from the British minesweeper CIRCE).

  • 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 4037

    HMS ARK ROYAL seen from the battleship HMS MALAYA during the bombardment of Genoa. Part of two of HMS MALAYA's 15 inch guns can be seen in the foreground.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Parnall, C H (Lt)

    A 17916

    Just after dawn, men of the Highland Division up to their waists in water unloading stores on a landing beach on the opening day of the invasion of Sicily. Meanwhile beach roads are being prepared for heavy and light traffic. Several landing craft tank...

  • 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 5634

    An Italian torpedo bomber on fire and crashing whilst HMS ARK ROYAL steams on during Operation Halberd, a large British convoy to Malta with a Royal Navy escort under the command of Vice Admiral Sir James Somerville.

  • 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 28847

    A Fairey Barracuda II of 814 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm flying over HMS VENERABLE and an attendant destroyer, the Italian ALFREDO ORIANI.

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