Pride of Royal Navy, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales, sunk by Japanese in wake of Pearl Harbor, 10 December 1941

HMS Prince of Wales arriving at Singapore, 4 December 1941HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales were attacked by Japanese aircraft off the coast of Malaya on 10 December 1941, just days after their devastating raid on the US base at Pearl Harbor. Repulse and Prince of Wales became the first capital ships to be sunk solely by air power on the open sea. Continue reading “Pride of Royal Navy, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales, sunk by Japanese in wake of Pearl Harbor, 10 December 1941”

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