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  • THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1945

    THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1945

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ralston W, Glasgow

    ZZZ 1811C

    Tanker, MV SAN DEMETRIO, under tow as it proceeds up the River Clyde to Kingston shipyard in Port Glasgow for repairs in November 1940. Damage across the ship from the recent attack by German pocket battleship ADMIRAL SCHEER is evident.

  • THE SINKING OF HMS EDINBURGH, MAY 1942

    THE SINKING OF HMS EDINBURGH, MAY 1942

    part of "PHILLIPS R" (photographs)

    MH 23866

    A photograph clearly showing the severe damage to the stern of HMS EDINBURGH caused by a German torpedo whilst travelling with convoy QP11. The damage was so great that HMS EDINBURGH had to be sunk by a torpedo of the British destroyer HMS FORESIGHT.

  • 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 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 17603

    The stern half of HMS PORCUPINE being towed into Portsmouth by the tug SWARTHY after the ship had been split in two by a torpedo in the Medterranean. The major portion of the ship eventually filled the role of Headquarters HQ ship of Landing Craft...

  • 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 6334

    View from HMS HERMIONE of the damaged and listing HMS ARK ROYAL. The aircraft carrier was torpedoed by the German U-boat U 81 off Gibraltar. HMS ARK ROYAL sank the following day.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "ROGERSON J P G (DR) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 47560

    12 August: Evening Air and Submarine Attacks: The Italian submarine AXUM's torpedo strikes the tanker OHIO on her port side.

  • THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31 MAY 1916

    THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND 31 MAY 1916

    part of "SURGEON PARKES COLLECTION OF SHIPS PORTRAITS" (photographs) Made by: Surgeon Oscar Parkes

    SP 191

    The 5.5 inch forecastle gun on board HMS CHESTER. Boy (1st Class) Jack Travers Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining at this gun on board the cruiser. The ship was badly shelled by four German cruisers and Cornwell's...

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "THE ITALIAN NAVY 1875 - 1942 (GSA 945)" (photographs) Made by: Fraccaroli, Aldo

    HU 52344

    13 August: The Italian Fleet intervenes: The cruiser BOLZANO damaged by HMS UNBROKEN on 13 August 1942.

  • 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.