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How did HMS Repulse sink?

How did HMS Repulse sink?

No-one seems to have heard of the awful event of 10 December 1941, when HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse were sunk near Kuantan on the east coast of Malaya, by Japanese torpedoes and bombs, there being no worthwhile defensive support. About 1200 men were lost.

Why did HMS affray sink?

The Royal Navy’s official inquiry concluded HMS Affray sank because the snort mast, the tube through which the diesel engine “breathed” while the submarine was at periscope depth, snapped because of metal fatigue.

How many survived the sinking of HMS Barham?

two survivors
Richard Laland is one of only two survivors from the doomed battleship HMS Barham still alive today. The 92-year-old, from Leicester, miraculously escaped death when the ship was sunk by a German U-boat torpedo off the coast of Egypt on November 25, 1941. Of the 1,184 officers and men on board, 841 were killed.

How long did it take to sink the Yamato?

A Curtiss Helldiver bomber like the one seen at right photographed the destruction. At this point, after just a few hours of battle, most of the American pilots returned to their carriers, knowing Yamato’s injuries were fatal. In all, Yamato took 12 bomb and seven torpedo hits within two hours of battle.

What happened to Prince of Wales battleship?

She was sunk alongside her consort, the battlecruiser HMS Repulse, by Japanese bombers when they became the first capital ships to be sunk solely by air power on the open sea, a harbinger of the diminishing role this class of ships was subsequently to play in naval warfare.

What was the name of the first British battleship to be sunk in WWII?

The first British capital ship to be lost in the war, the 31,200 ton battleship was sunk at her moorings at the British Home Fleet Naval Base in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, by the U-47, commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Gunther Prien.

When was the last British submarine to sink?

16 April 1951
HMS Affray, a British Amphion-class submarine, was the last Royal Navy submarine to be lost at sea, on 16 April 1951, with the loss of 75 lives….HMS Affray (P421)

United Kingdom
Fate Foundered 16 April 1951
General characteristics
Displacement 1,385 tons surfaced 1,620 tons submerged

Who was the captain of the HMS Welshman?

HMS Welshman (Capt. Wiliam Howard Dennis Friedberger, DSO, RN) was returning from Malta to Alexandria when she was sunk about 45 nautical miles east-north-east off Tobruk, Libya in position 32º12’N, 24º52’E, by two torpedoes from the German submarine U-617 . HMS Welshman supported the island of Malta during the long siege in WW2.

What was the name of the submarine that sank the Welshman?

The ship was torpedoed and sunk off Tobruk by the German submarine U-617 on 1 February 1943, with the loss of 157 lives. Commissioned in late August 1941, Welshman sailed to Scapa Flow to join the Home Fleet, before assignment to the 1st Minelaying Squadron at the Kyle of Lochalsh in September.

What did the Welshman do in World War 2?

HMS Welshman was an Abdiel-class minelayer of the Royal Navy. During World War II she served with the Home Fleet carrying out minelaying operations, before being transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet in mid-1942 for the Malta Convoys. She also saw service during Operation Torch.

What did the Welshman do in Operation Harpoon?

On 11 June Welshman sailed for Malta as part of the relief convoy in Operation Harpoon. The next day she left the convoy and proceeded alone. After discharging her cargo at Malta on 15 June she rejoined the convoy which was under heavy attack from Axis aircraft and Italian warships.