Remembering Today 25/11/41 Ordinary Seaman:Albert Smith,C/SSX 35872, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Barham

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  2. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Video showing the last minutes of HMS Barham;-

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery


    At 16.29 hours on 25 Nov 1941, HMS Barham (04) (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) was hit on the port side by three torpedoes from U-331 north of Sidi Barrani. As the ship rolled over to port, her after magazines exploded and she quickly sank. The battleship was sailing with the Mediterranean Fleet (Force A) from Alexandria to cover sorties by Malta and Alexandria-based cruiser forces against Italian convoys heading for Libya.
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    Andreas Working on two books

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