|Object type||Black & white, Landscape|
|Physical description||Black & white, Landscape|
|Date made||15 February 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Java Sea. 15 February 1942. Bomb spray obscures the British cruiser HMS Exeter, as Exeter and the ...
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)