Black cat and spaniel, HMS 'Barham'

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    Reproduction ID: P07387

    Maker: Unknown

    Date: about 1916

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    1. TVL1970 62 months ago | reply

      HMS Barham (04), commissioned in 1915, was actively engaged in both World Wars. Sadly, she was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea on November 25, 1941 by German submarine U-331. U-331 struck her nearly simultaneously with three torpedoes, causing HMS Barham to rapidly roll over to port, and capsize. Shortly thereafter, HMS Barham's magazines exploded catastrophically. HMS Barham's loss cost the lives of 861 men.

      HMS Barham's sinking was caught on film, but graphic footage of her demise was kept from the public until the end of the war in 1945. Here's a link to the British Pathe newsreel featuring the footage of HMS Barham's sinking:

      The Sinking of HMS Barham
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HSY94QVIss

    2. sam2cents 62 months ago | reply

      I really like this one.

    3. FrigateRN 40 months ago | reply

      If that black mog was aboard when the ship was lost I wonder if it survived. The mog certainly was'nt a lucky black cat for the ship.

    4. desert11sailor 40 months ago | reply

      Just off hand I'd guess the gato was long gone by 1941... perhaps the aura lingered on.

      Interesting, seeing the rifling so clearly in the shot. And given it's 15 inches total that dog can't be very big.

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