The Australian W Class Destroyer HMAS Waterhen takes water over her bow after she has been crippled by German dive bombers off the port of Salum, Egypt, while en route to Tobruk. The crew, wearing ...
ID numberP00034.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Date made29 June 1941
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionThe Australian W Class Destroyer HMAS Waterhen takes water over her bow after she has been crippled by German dive bombers off the port of Salum, Egypt, while en route to Tobruk. The crew, wearing bouyancy vests, are on the deck of HMAS Waterhen ready to abandon the sinking ship. The crew were taken on board the British Destroyer HMS Defender. HMAS Waterhen sank the following day, 30 June 1941. (Original print housed in the AWM Archive Store)