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HMS Javelin, an N-Class destroyer, showing the type’s profile and blunt prow. IWM.
Commander Alvord Rosenthal. AWM.
The Bismarck, Bundesarchiv.
Bismarck firing her massive guns at the Prince of Wales. Bundesarchiv.
Italian SM.79 attacking a Malta convoy. IWM.
HMS Indomitable. IWM.
  • Eight cruisers
  • 26 destroyers
  • Four corvettes
  • Nine submarines
  • Four torpedo boats
The HMAS Nestor sinking after being scuttled by depth charges, 16th June 1942. AWM.

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