Sinking of the Scharnhorst: First Pictures

Object type Photograph Record level Item

Details

ID
2012-1-17
Title
Sinking of the Scharnhorst: First Pictures
Description
(Admiralty Photograph: Crown Copyright Reserved)
On 26th December 1943, one of Germany's few great warships, the 26,00 ton Scharnhorst was sunk by units of the Home Fleet. The Scharnhorst was attempting to interoent a Russia-bound convoy when she was driven off, chased and finally destroyed off the North by the gun-fie of H. .S. Duke of York, she was sent to the bottom by torpedoes fired from H.M.S. Jamaica.
Photo Shows:- Survivors of the Scharnhorst under guard on the catapult deck of the Duke of York.
(Picture issued January 3rd. 1944)
Collection
Collection of OHMS World War II Photographs
Parent record
OHMS Word War II photographs (Envelope II) Parent record level Series
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Date
26 December 1943
Extent
1
Department
Special Collections - Photographic Collections
Record level
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Acknowledgement
Image courtesy of University of St Andrews Library.
Conditions
Copyright not evaluated. The copyright status is unknown and The University has not undertaken an effort to determine the copyright status of the underlying work.
Credit line
Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Libraries and Museums, ID: 2012-1-17

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