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  • THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOUR, 7 DECEMBER 1941

    THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOUR, 7 DECEMBER 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: US official photographer

    OEM 6631

    The USS SHAW explodes in dry dock. A huge fireball rises after her forward magazine detonates.

  • THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOUR, 7 DECEMBER 1941

    THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOUR, 7 DECEMBER 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: US official photographer 1941-12-07

    OEM 3597

    Smoke billows from the destroyer USS SHAW, bombed in dry-dock (right centre), while in the foreground the minelayer USS OGLALA lies capsized at her moorings, 7 December 1941. To the left is the cruiser USS HELENA, which was hit by a torpedo but remained...

  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 66

    The destroyer HMS SHEFFIELD on fire after being struck by an AM39 Exocet missile fired by an Argentine aircraft from a distance of 6 miles. The hole in the ship's starboard side is clearly visible. A Gemini launch containing a fire fighting team...

  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 73

    Damage to the port side and helicopter hangar of the destroyer HMS GLAMORGAN caused by an Argentine MM.40 land based Exocet missile. The missile was launched from a mobile launcher near Port Stanley, some 18 miles away, on 12 June 1982. Radar systems...

  • THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT, APRIL - JUNE 1982

    part of "FLEET PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT, HMS EXCELLENT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    FKD 75

    Damage to the port side and helicopter hangar of the destroyer HMS GLAMORGAN caused by an Argentine MM.40 land based Exocet missile. The missile was launched from a mobile launcher near Port Stanley, some 18 miles away, on 12 June 1982. Radar systems...

  • PEARL HARBOUR 7 DECEMBER 1941

    PEARL HARBOUR 7 DECEMBER 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: US official photographer

    OEM 3605

    USS PENNSYLVANIA, the United States Fleet Flagship, in the flooded dry dock at Pearl Harbour. In the foreground are two wrecked destroyers, USS CASSIN and USS DOWNES, both of which have been wrecked in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour by...

  • THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOUR, 7 DECEMBER 1941

    THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOUR, 7 DECEMBER 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: US official photographer 1941-12-07

    OEM 3589

    The destroyer USS SHAW after an explosion in her foreward magazine, 7 December 1941. The explosion destroyed the front portion of the ship as far back as the bridge.