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 ...

Collection ID P00034.001
Collection type Photograph
Title 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 ...
Object type Black & white
Date made 29 June 1941
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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 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)

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