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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 "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 3376

    The fire producing thick clouds of black smoke as seen from the destroyer HMS LEGION, during the expedition to the Lofoten islands, Norway, where troops were landed to blow up the oil tanks.

  • 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 24630

    The damaged starboard propeller shaft of HMS FURY after she had been mined and driven ashore in a gale off the beachhead at Arromanches. The shaft was bent in the pounding received when the destroyer ran aground. The propeller end shaft had to be burned...

  • 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 "PATERSON J B (THE REV CANON)" (photographs)

    HU 47958

    12 August: The loss of HMS FORESIGHT: HMS FORESIGHT sinking and practically on her beam ends.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "PATERSON J B (THE REV CANON)" (photographs)

    HU 47956

    12 August: The loss of HMS FORESIGHT: A pillar of water hides HMS FORESIGHT as she is struck by a torpedo fired by HMS TARTAR.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "PATERSON J B (THE REV CANON)" (photographs)

    HU 47957

    12 August: The loss of HMS FORESIGHT: HMS FORESIGHT sinking after being torpedoed by HMS TARTAR. The torpedo has blown away the entire midships section of the ship.

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