Unknown British Official Photographer
|Date made||c October 1940|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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On the night of 29/30 September 1940 HMAS Stuart attacked the Italian submarine Gondar with depth ...
On the night of 29/30 September 1940 HMAS Stuart attacked the Italian submarine Gondar with depth charges. In the morning, by which time Stuart had the assistance of a Royal Air Force Sunderland flying boat and the trawler HMS Sindonis, the submarine commander was forced to surface and abandon his vessel, which then sank after the explosion of scuttling charges. Stuart and Sindonis rescued all but two of Gondar's crew. Almost concealed by steam and spray as a hit is recorded, with the crew diving from the deck.