Report of Bomb Attack on HMS Glasgow 1940 Image to be added Shell hole on the Signal Deck of Glasgow Bombing 9th April 1940 on HMS GLASGOW Transcribed by Don Kindell SECRET Subject: Bombing Attack on the 18th Cruiser Squadron on 9th April 1940 and Damage sustained by H.M.S. GLASGOW From: THE COMMANDING OFFICER, […]
gun turret explosion
The First “Devonshire Built by William Wyatt at Burlesdon on Southampton Water. Launched 6th May 1692. A Third-rater of 1,220 tons: 80 guns. Length 127 ft. Breadth 41 ft. : Depth 17 ft. Complement varied from 410—490 men : and after the 1704 refit was 700. Cape Barfleur was the scene of the “Devonshire’s” first […]
Whilst “HMS Devonshire” was engaged in firing practice in the Aegean, off the island of Skhiatos, the left gun of “X” turret misfired, resulting in 15 fatalities. List of caualties and survivors and awards.
Being Devonport Division sailors, “Devonshire’s” crew was familiar with the legend that Drake’s Drum should never be taken away from Devon, except perhaps in time of war.