English “Spartan” light cruiser (HMS Spartan) at anchorage.
Light cruiser class Dido, Board number 95.
“Spartan” light cruiser construction started on December 21, 1941, launched on August 27, 1942, accepted into the Royal Navy of Great Britain on January 10, 1943.
“Spartan” light cruiser carried service in the Mediterranean. Based in Malta. He participated in the Allied landings in the Italian city of Anzio.
The Spartan light cruiser was sunk on January 29, 1944 by a German cruise missile (planning bomb) Henschel HS293 in the Gulf of Anzio (41 sailors died, 42 were injured).
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Date of the photo: 1943