British Trinidad Light Cruiser Anchored

Trinidad Cruiser

British light cruiser “Trinidad” (HMS Trinidad) anchored.
The Trinidad cruiser was used mainly to escort the northern Allied naval convoys. On May 14, 1942, the cruiser was attacked by the German Junkers Ju 88 bombers, resulting in severe damage. During these attacks killed 63 sailors from the crew of the cruiser. On May 15, 1942, it turned out that fires could not be taken under control, and that the beginning of daylight could cause repeated attacks of the Luftwaffe. It was decided to leave the cruiser. The destroyer Matchless (HMS Matchless) sunk the Trinidad with three torpedoes, which sank at a point with coordinates 73° 37′ 23° 27′.




Location: Atlantic
Photo Time: 1941

In : 1941

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