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  uboat.net - Allied Warships - Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire of the Dorsetshire class
Right after commissioning in 1930 HMS Dorsetshire was the flagship of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron Atlantic Home Fleet, serving along her sister ship HMS Norfolk, and the slightly smaller heavy cruisers HMS York and HMS Exeter.
From 1933 until 1936 HMS Dorsetshire served on the Africa Station, and her first recorded docking in the Selborne dry dock Simonstown, South Africa was on 5 January 1934.
Dorsetshire was responsible for rescuing the survivors after expending 254 shells and 3 torpedoes of which 2 hit finally sinking the battleship.
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  HMS Dorsetshire (40) information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HMS Dorsetshire (pennant number 40) was a heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the English county (now called Dorset).
In 1942 Dorsetshire was assigned to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean.
Of Dorsetshire's crew, 234 men were killed in the attack; more than 500 survived in the water or on rafts to be picked up by the cruiser Enterprise and the destroyers Paladin and Panther the next day.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/HMS Dorsetshire (40)
HMS Dorsetshire (pennant number 40) was a heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy, named after the English county (now usually known as Dorset).
In 1942 Dorsetshire was assigned to the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean.
Of Dorsetshire's crew, 234 men were killed in the attack; more than 500 survived in the water or on rafts to be picked up by the cruiser Enterprise and the destroyers Paladin and Panther the next day.
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 Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes at Arugam Bay Information
Laid down at the beginning of 1918 and not completed until 1924, HMS Hermes was the first ship designed from the outset as an aircraft carrier and not converted from another design either on the ways or after launching.
Named for the messenger of the gods of Greek mythology, HMS Hermes was stationed in the Far East for virtually her whole career, except for two refits in 1927 and 1933-34.
In addition to Hermes, the two Japanese attacks resulted in the loss of the cruisers HMS Dorsetshire and Cornwall, destroyers HMS Tenedos and RAN Vampire, the corvette HMS Hollyhock and armed merchant cruiser Hector.
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 uboat.net - Allied Warships - Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire of the Dorsetshire class
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) intercepts the German merchant Wakama (3771 GRT) in the South Atlantic near Cape Frio, Brazil in position 23º43'S, 42º38'W. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.
The Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) was involved in pursuing the German battleship Bismarck after the Bismarck sunk HMS Hood.
She rescued about 115 survivors after sinking the Bismarck but had to leave the scene in the middle of this when a U-boat sighting was reported.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Bismarck   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On 24 May 1941, accompanied by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen[?], she was engaged in battle by the British battlecruiser HMS Hood and the newly commissioned battleship HMS Prince of Wales, which was still being worked up.
On the early morning of 27 May 1941 she was engaged in an eighty-eight minute battle with HMS King George V[?], HMS Rodney[?], HMS Norfolk[?], and HMS Dorsetshire[?].
The British heavy cruisers HMS Suffolk[?], HMS Norfolk[?], HMS Dorsetshire[?], and HMS London[?].
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 Bismarck
HMS Prince of Wales får inn en treffer på Bismarck i denne kampen, men kort tid etter eksploderer HMS Hood i en gigantisk eksplosjon, og like etter blir også Prince of Wales truffet fire ganger av salver fra Bismarck.
Etter denne voldsomme kampen trekker HMS Prince of Wales seg fra stedet sterkt skadet, og Bismarck setter kursen sørover for å komme til St. Nazaire i Frankrike og reparere skadenet.
HMS Prince of Wales manage to score a hit on Bismarck in this battle, but soon after HMS Hood explodes in a gigantic explosion, and soon after also Prince of Wales is hit four times by salvoes from Bismarck.
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 HMS Shropshire (73) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
HMS Shropshire at Sheerness just before being handed over to the Royal Australian Navy as HMAS Shropshire, April 1943
HMS Shropshire (73) later HMAS Shropshire was a Royal Navy heavy cruiser of the London sub-class of County class cruisers.
She is the only ship to ever be named after Shropshire, England.
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 HMS Eagle
HMS Bulwark at Hong Kong by Ivan Berryman.
The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.
HMS Eagle was built at Clydebank, and was launched on the 8th of June 1918, a former Battleship construction suspended in 1914.
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 HMS Hood
HMS Hood, the ‘Mighty Hood’ as she was popularly known in the Royal Navy, was the largest warship in the world when she was commissioned in 1920 and became a symbol of British Naval strength in the inter-war years.
Of HMS Hood herself, all that remained on the surface was a morass of floating debris and an oil slick 4" deep.
HMS Hood contained 380 telephones at the time of her loss and had 3,874 electric light fittings.
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 HMS Cornwall (56) at AllExperts
HMS Cornwall (56) was a Kent class cruiser for the Royal Navy.
Admiral Somerville, Commander in Chief Eastern Fleet, received reports on 29 March, of the impending attack by the Japanese on Ceylon, Cornwall (Capt. P.C.W. Manwaring, R.N.) together with her sister ship HMS Dorsetshire made up Force "A", and were then detached to Colombo.
In early April, Cornwall and her sister ship HMS Dorsetshire were detached from the fleet to escort the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes to Trincomalee on Ceylon for repairs.
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 BBC - WW2 People's War - Sinking of Cornwall and Dorsetshire
The first full story of the sinking of the cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire in the Indian Ocean on April 4th was told today by South African survivors who recently arrived in Durban.
The cruisers were attacked by a formation of between 40 and 60 Japanese dive bombers and both were sunk within 20 minutes.
Many of the wounded died in the boats and one man off Dorsetshire was attacked and killed by a shark.
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 H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: References & Research Materials- ADM 178-110: Mutiny in the Atlantic Fleet ...
Order was restored, the Canteen bar was closed at 2000, and the men left in an orderly manner to return to their ships; and although further speeches were made when the libertymen arrived at the pier, and singing was continued through the town, all libertymen returned to their ships by 2115.
At 08.47, however, she reported that there were only sufficient hands to keep steam for slow speed, and that she could not proceed at present.
The effect of a reduction from 4/- a day to 3/- a day is far greater than that of a reduction from say 8/- a day to 7/- a day.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Isle Of Wight Shipwrecks: The Frigate 'Assurance', and 'HMS Invincible' - A894206
Isle Of Wight Shipwrecks: HMS Gladiator and the Submarine A1
HMS Invincible normally took around two hours to weigh anchor, but on this occasion there was a problem: the anchor refused to break free from the sea-bed.
Isle Of Wight Shipwrecks: 'HMS Gladiator', and the Submarine 'A1'
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 Cruisers and Destroyers
The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.
HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman.
HMS Dido was launched on 18th July 1939, she took part in the evacuation of troops and defense of Crete, where she was damaged on B gun, killing 46 men.
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 Navy News - News Desk - News - Chatham takes time to remember war dead   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the same day, the cruisers HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall were sunk in the southern Indian Ocean, leaving a total of 424 dead.
Later the same day HMS Hermes and her escort HMS Vampire were spotted by a Japanese reconnaissance aircraft, and around50 planes attacked the ships, sinking both within 20 minutes with the loss of 300 men.
Hermes was reportedly hit or suffered near-misses from 40 500lb bombs, and went down firing her guns until the end.
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 HMS Prince of Wales Naval Art Prints
She was at Singapore in October 1941, but was sunk off Malaya, (along with HMS Repulse) by Japanese Torpedo Aircraft on the 10th December 1941.
HMS Prince of Wales, was built by Cammell Laird and launched on the 3rd May 1939.
She was at Singapore in October 1941, but was sunk of Malaya, (along with HMS Repulse) by Japanese Torpedo Aircraft on the 10th December 1941.
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 Models   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Catalina of Coastal Command spotted the Bismarck at 10.30 on the 26th May and she was later attacked by aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, which was also closing on the Bismarck.
Soon after HMS Dorsetshire joined the action and at 10.35 fired the final torpedo from a range of 2,600 yards.
HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori picked up 110 survivors and German vessels rescued five more later in the day; this meant that almost 1,900 German sailors had lost their lives.
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 J&G Maritime History Society |
HMS Ark Royal, was the Third ship of the Royal Navy to be named in honor of the flagship of the British fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada, She was designed in 1934 and was built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead, England.
The Dorsetshire was freed from her convoy to the south-westward and she was told to proceed at full speed and make contact.
Still she floated and as the battleships withdrew saying she could not be sunk by gunfire the Dorsetshire was told to go in and torpedo her.
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 Ivan Berryman
The last seaplane carrier built for the Admiralty, HMS Pegasus was launched in 1917 and benefited from all the lessons learned from her predecessors, possessing a flying-off platform forward, served by twin derricks, and a hangar and cranes aft, capable of carrying up to nine aircraft.
HMS Hermes and her escorts are in the extreme distance.
HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman.
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 World War II Plus 55 - April 5 through April 11, 1942
April 5th, 1942...In Ceylon, HMS Warspite is "adopted" by the London Stock Exchange, which presents her with a plaque and other gifts for the crew.
HMS King George V joins USS Washington at Scapa Flow, and two of the Allies' most powerful dreadnoughts are in the same place at the same time.
HMS Duke of York and USS Washington, joined by USS Wasp and two American cruisers, put to sea from Scapa Flow for anti-aircraft drill and familiarization with the Royal Navy's flag signal books and policies.
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 WarshipArt
Lying dead in the water, riddled with shell holes and on fire, her crew abandon ship while the order was given to scuttle the pride of the Kriegsmarine.
HMS Dorsetshire steams along her starboard side and fires two torpedoes to finish her off.
The Dorsetshire stood by and began picking up survivors, but this operation was curtailed due to the fear of a U-Boat presence.
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 The War History
In the first nine months of the war she was almost continuously at sea on the Northern Patrol and escorting the first Canadian transatlantic troop convoys.
Thence she proceeded independently to Malta at 25 knots loaded to the gunwales with a precious cargo of a 15,000 gallons of aviation fuel, 40 Hurricane engines and hundreds of tons of special stores, in addition to 300 RAF technical personnel.
She remained there exactly a fortnight before being dispatched to the Clyde to host the flag of rear Admiral W.G. Tennent, appointed on promotion after surviving the loss of HMS Repulse, to command a reconstituted 4th Cruiser Squadron of the Eastern Fleet.
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 Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı
In 1932, Agar was in command of the sloop HMS Scarborough attached to the North America and West Indies Squadron.
She was assigned to convoy protection duty in the South Atlantic and left Scotland on her first mission escorting a slow convoy to South Africa with a stop enroute at Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Dorsetshire was part of a scratch fleet of obsolete British battleships with a few aircraft carriers and attached cruisers hurriedly put together to stem the Japanese naval advance into the Indian Ocean.
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 RN After Action Reports
Unfortunately for Dorsetshire her close proximity to the Smudger ensured as close range exchange of fire which resulted in minor damage to the Smudger, but the destruction of the Tampa and crippling of the Dorsetshire, whose bridge was totally destroyed resulting in her drifting out of the battle.
The Sa'Vasku appeared to be closing at "40" velocity and must have pick up the signal from the Alexandria as they fires at long range at her ignoring the closer light ships at he head of the convoy, luckily she was only lightly damaged and got off her signal.
The HMS Naga not to be outdone by her sister ship inflicted a devastating close range attack on the Smudger, practically shearing its thick carapace off in one go.
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 ROBERT H. MOUAT, Belfast, Carib, Curacoa, Dorsetshire, North Atlantic, Rodney, Swiftsure, Virago, Warspite.
The waterline diorama depicts DORSETSHIRE ca 1938 on the "China Station," at her mooring buoy.
A ship's boat is off her stern, a lateen-rigged boat off her port bow, and a trading junk sails by on her starboard stern quarter.
This fine realistic waterline scene depicts HMS VIRAGO, a Class B, British four funnel, 30 knot torpedo boat dest roy er, built by Laird Bros., at Birkenhead, November 1895.
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 HMS Frobisher painting
Naval art paintings and prints of HMS Frobisher by maritime and naval artist Ivan Berryman HMS Frobisher Built at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth and launched 20th March 1920 and completed September 1924.
Because of the Armistice HMS Frobisher along with HMS Effingham were given low priority as they had been built by Naval Dockyards.
The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Instead of further attacks by aircraft, on Monday 27 May the Royal Navy's battleships King George V and Rodney with 2 cruisers and a number of destroyers engaged her with guns and torpedoes, such as the HMS Dorsetshire.
HMS Ramillies fired 1,002 15-inch (380 mm) shells at shore targets as well as driving off German aircraft, E-Boat and destroyer attacks.
Like museum ships, HMS Victory is open to the public, but she is the flagship of the Royal Navy and the oldest ship in commission in any navy
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 Acrylic Naval Paintings
HMS Royal Oak by Ivan Berryman The R-class battleship Royal Oak lies at anchor in Scapa Flow between the wars ahead of her sisters Royal Sovereign and Revenge.
HMS Glowworms Attack on the Admiral Hipper by Ivan Berryman.
HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset.
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