Atlantic Convoys And Nazi Raiders: The Deadly Voyage Of Hms Jervis Bay

Hardcover | December 31, 2005

byBruce Allen Watson

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In November of 1940, the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer attacked British Convoy HX-84. The merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay, a converted passenger liner that was the convoy's only escort--armed only with antique 6-inch guns--charged the Nazi raider. While the Jervis Bay did not stand a chance of surviving the battle, her crew's fatalistic bravery inspired awe in all who witnessed the fight. Watson recounts how the Scheer's 11-inch guns turned the ship into a burning hulk in twenty-two minutes, but most of the convoy escaped.

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In November of 1940, the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer attacked British Convoy HX-84. The merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay, a converted passenger liner that was the convoy's only escort--armed only with antique 6-inch guns--charged the Nazi raider. While the Jervis Bay did not stand a chance of surviving the battle, her crew's...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:194 pages, 9.58 × 6.36 × 0.83 inPublished:December 31, 2005Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275988279

ISBN - 13:9780275988272

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