Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Force Z

HMS Prince of Wales & HMS Repulse came under attack from Japanese dive bombers on the 10th December 1941. The fleet was attacked by a fleet of 88 aircraft from the 22nd Air Fortilla based in Saigon. The repulse managed to dodge 19 torpedoes before being sunk in 20 minutes after getting 5 torpedo hits. 1285 survived 327 dead from the attack. The HMS Prince of Wales however was sunk by a total of 4 torpedoes and a bomb hit.

HMS Repulse

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