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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 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 3

    The German battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE in flames after being scuttled in the River Plate estuary off Montevideo, Uruguay.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: THE CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY, JULY 1944

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

    A 24628

    HMS FURY high and dry on the beach at Arromanches after she had been mined and driven ashore in a gale off the beachhead.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "SIMONS JOHN V L (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 2288

    13 August: The Italian Fleet intervenes: The cruiser MUZIO ATTENDOLO at Naples after UNBROKEN's attack on 13 August 1942. She was hit by one 21 inch torpedo which blew off her bows. The target's high speed at the time of the hit is indicated by...

  • HMS BELFAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    HMS BELFAST DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "BELFAST TRUST" (photographs)

    HU 16013

    War Service 1939-1940: HMS BELFAST being towed by two tugs after being severely damaged by a magnetic mine in the Firth of Forth, 21 November 1939.

  • 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 ROYAL NAVY DURING THE COLD WAR 1945-1991

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE COLD WAR 1945-1991

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

    A 31652

    In the Mediterranean the British merchant ship SS BENLEDI is seen engulfed in flames, smoke and steam as HMS CHILDERS attempts to get the fire under control. Considerable damage was caused to the BENLEDI.