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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 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...

  • 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 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 153

    Damage to the hangar of HMS GLAMORGAN from an Exocet missile.

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

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