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  • OPERATION CHARIOT: THE RAID ON ST NAZAIRE, 27/28 MARCH 1942

    OPERATION CHARIOT: THE RAID ON ST NAZAIRE, 27/28 MARCH 1942

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 3317A

    Aftermath: Aerial reconnaissance photograph taken after HMS CAMPBELTOWN had exploded. The remains of the destroyer can be seen lying in the centre of the dry dock.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    N 233

    The British destroyer HMS ESKIMO, with her stern blown off by a torpedo, docked on the Norwegian coast. Despite this she will be setting off to England for repair in this state.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 3933

    Three U-boats were sunk by Coastal Command aircraft on 8 October 1943 around convoy SC143. One of them was U-643, depth charged by two Liberators from No 86 Squadron. This photograph, showing the U-boat stopped and down by the bow, was taken from the...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE DIEPPE RAID, AUGUST 1942

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE DIEPPE RAID, AUGUST 1942

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

    A 11244

    HMS BERKELEY being torpedoed by our own forces after being bombed during the Combined Operations daylight raid on Dieppe. Note how the plume of water caused by the explosion dwarfs the destroyer.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE DIEPPE RAID, AUGUST 1942

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE DIEPPE RAID, AUGUST 1942

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

    A 11243

    The last men leaving HMS BERKELEY as she settled down in the water after being bombed during the Combined Operations daylight raid on Dieppe.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE DIEPPE RAID, AUGUST 1942

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE DIEPPE RAID, AUGUST 1942

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

    A 11242

    HMS BERKELEY settling down in the water after being bombed during the Combined Operations daylight raid on Dieppe. One of the destroyers boats is still alongside, empty but still attached to its davits. BERKELEY was torpedoed shortly afterwards by...

  • 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 6333

    View from HMS HERMIONE of HMS LEGION moving alongside the damaged and listing HMS ARK ROYAL in order to take off survivors. The aircraft carrier was torpedoed by the German U-boat U 81off Gibraltar. HMS ARK ROYAL sank the following day.

  • 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 25105

    Sabang, the Japanese held naval base at the entrance to the straits of Malacca, being subjected to a heavy bombardment soon after sunrise by battleships, cruisers and destroyers of the Allied Eastern Fleet, supported by carrier-borne aircraft. The...

  • 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 21314

    A close up of the view of the director of the destroyer HMS SAUMAREZ which received a direct hit from an 11 inch shell from the SCHARNHOST during the encounter in the North Atlantic which resulted in the sinking of the German battleship

  • 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 25654

    The torpedoed German destroyer Z 32 lying wrecked off the Brittany coast. She was damaged and driven ashore after a chase by the Canadian destroyer HMCS HAIDA. Later, when reconnaissance aircraft reported that she had a maintenance crew working on her...

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