Java Sea. 15 February 1942. Bomb spray obscures the British cruiser HMS Exeter, as Exeter and the ...

Accession Number P02620.007
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Date made 15 February 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Java Sea. 15 February 1942. Bomb spray obscures the British cruiser HMS Exeter, as Exeter and the Australian cruiser, HMAS Hobart, manoeuver during a Japanese air attack. Exeter survived this attack to be later sunk in the Java Sea on 1 March 1942 by a torpedo from the Japanese destroyer, Inazuma. HMS Encounter and USS Pope were with the Exeter, and all three ships sunk off the southern coast of Borneo. (Donor J. King)

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