Astern of the convoy was HMS Malaya with HMS Welshman astern of her. The City of Edinburgh, escorted by HMS Beaufort and HMS Belvoir proceeded to Haifa. At 1442 hours, a second attack was made by three aircraft, their bombs landed between HMS Warspite and HMS Illustrious. So far on the work of the South American Division during September 1939. This very important series was derived from the upsizing performed by wing leaders such as Shakespeare and Scott. The bombers chose HMS Indomitable as their main target. ‘Force A’ turned to the south-east in the wake of the ‘Excess convoy around 0830 hours. As HMS Illustrious was now useless as a carrier and likely to become a drag on the fleet Captain Boyd decided to make for Malta. One of the aircraft crashed on taking off. C.W. My horizon from wave level was limited. Enemy warships did go to sea but as soon as it was clear that the enemy ships could not reach the convoy the sunmarines were ordered to dive and retire. At 1856 hours, HMS Voyager was detached to Malta and at 1900 hours HMS Calcutta, HMS Hasty, HMS Hero, HMS Decoy and HMS Wryneck rejoined. Graham, RN) and HMS Velox (Cdr.(Retd.) I was almost exhausted. She then sank the ship in position 09°05’S, 34°05’W. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN) and HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. The submarine HMS P 42 sighted them around 0800/13 off Stromboli and attacked with four torpedoes claiming two hits. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP). HMS Warspite intervened and engaged successively two 8” and two 6” cruisers at long range, which after a few salvos turned away. HMS Cairo was hit by a 6” shell. Soon after the initial contact it was evident the the Bismarck's speed had been so seriously reduced that interception by the battlefleet was certain, provided that contact could be held. Also it was found that some magazines could not be flooded. Most of the enemy’s guns had however been silenced at this time. A.G.B. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN) and HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. At 0640 hours, the Italian cruisers opened fire at a range of over 20000 yards. Brown, DSC, RN), HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. Now we shall describe some of the events relating to the daily activities of Axis air forces against Force Q, extracted from the reports made to OBS (Commander in Chief South 'Feldmarschal Kesselring, Commander Luftflotte II'). F.S. Worked both on QF and Semi-Automatic mode, with different breech mechanism settings. Bach, RD, RNR) and HMS Fiona (Cdr. During the night convoy WS 19 Z passed the Straits of Gibraltar. The convoy consisted of the British merchants Highland Chieftain (14131 GRT, built 1929), Nariva (8723 GRT, built 1920) and the French merchant Alsina (8404 GRT, built 1922). The destroyer was the most capable and most feared escort vessel the allies possessed early in the war. I looked up! Which was the way to swim? At 2155/26, HMS Sheffield lost touch with the Bismarck. 16 Savoia 79 bombers heavily escorted by Macchi fighters with 10 Ju 88’s and 15 Ju 87’s. This information was not acted upon by the Commanding Officer of the Cumberland. From convoy MF 4 HMS Coventry was also detached later to join this convoy. Kitcat, RN), HMS Dainty (Cdr. and the American tanker; The Bismarck had transferred her fire to the King George V shortly after the turn but except for an occasional splash the latter hardly knew that she was under fire. Later in the war single bofors were added on some ships. She arrived at Malta at 0800/3. Biggs, DSO, RN), HMS Hereward (Lt.Cdr. Sixteen torpedoes were fired at her.
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