The Second Great War No. 48

ILL-FATED BATTLE SHIP ARRIVES A T HER FAR EASTERN STAT ION H.M .S. 1 Prince of Wales ’was laid down on New Year’s Day, 1937 ,and completed early in 1941. She was damaged in the action which ended in the sinking of the ‘Bismarck ’on May 24-27,1941.' Thereafter she carried the Premier on his journey to meet Mr. Roosevelt in August, went to Singapore as Sir Tom P hillips’s flagship in November, and, with H.M ‘Repulse,’.S. was sunk by Japanese torpedo-bom bers about mid-day of December 10,1941. Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright. Badge by permission 01 I I .M .Stationery Office
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