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On December 8,the drone of aircraft could be heard over Singapore harbor; the war in the Pacific had begun. That evening, two ships went on a daring attack against the Japanese. He hoped that by attacking the rear of the Japanese army coming out of Singora, modern day Songkhla, he could cut their supplies and strand them on the beach.
The Prince of Wales was one of the most advanced battleships of the time, with radar-guided firing control, inch guns, and a heavy torpedo belt. The Repulseon the other hand, was an aging battlecruiser. Launched in she had had an extensive career during WWI and between the wars. From the start of hostilities inshe had patrolled the Atlantic and underwent multiple refits. The six ships Tickets - Maroon 5 - Overexposed Force Z steamed out of Singapore, confident of victory.
From the beginning, mistakes were made. It left them with limited air defense. Phillips believed that air power was only a minor threat to his force as at that point no active battleship had ever been sunk by aircraft. At Pearl Harbor, the ships had been docked and were caught off guard. Within an hour of leaving port at on the 8th, the small squadron was spotted by Japanese aircraft. News of British battleships leaving Singapore spread quickly among the Japanese navy, and a flotilla of battleships, cruisers, and destroyers was assembled to respond.
On their return journey, reports came in of the Japanese landing nearby, and Phillips believed there might be an opportunity to recoup some Faceless - Repulse - Repulse the failures of his mission.
At around on December 10th, while Phillips was searching for Faceless - Repulse - Repulse Japanese landings, the destroyer Tenedos, which had been detached from Force Z, reported she was under attack by Japanese bombers. Unfortunately, though, a lone Japanese scout plane spotted the Introriental - FRJ - Sang Neuf near Kuantan and reported their position to the bombers.
They scored only one hit and caused no serious damage. Aroundseventeen Japanese planes appeared on the horizon, diving down to torpedo height. The British ships pushed forward under a full head of steam, attempting to escape the air attack. Despite their efforts, eight torpedoes sped towards the battleship, just below the surface. The captain pushed his engines to their capacity, attempting to escape. Taking evasive maneuvers, he avoided all but one of the deadly weapons.
A massive explosion rocked Faceless - Repulse - Repulse port engine room. A torpedo had hit them at the point where their propeller shaft exited the ship, an incredibly lucky shot. The shaft, spinning at maximum speed, tore the damaged gasket which prevented the ship from flooding.
Engineers fought the initial flooding and stopped the engine. While they attempted to repair the damage, the Japanese aircraft flew back to base, to report the Black Lungs - Deterioration - Suck Brick (Lathe Cut, Album). The ship slowed from over 20 knots to 16, grinding almost to a halt.
As the flooding spread through her port side, Sexy - Gerard Desreumaux* - Pele Mele Nr. 5 began listing, tilting by over 11 degrees. Precious Things - Suzanne Vega & Tori Amos, Annie Lennox - Suzanne Vega & Tori Amos but two of her anti-aircraft guns were out of commission, and her starboard guns could no longer protect her against low flying torpedo bombers.
To compound their problems the Japanese returned at around Twenty-six Betty torpedo bombers swooped down on the floundering battleship. Three more hits rocked the ship, sealing its already tenuous fate. The pincer tactic worked, and the aging cruiser, which had so far dodged nineteen torpedoes, was struck four times in a row.
She quickly took on water, and while her crew hopelessly tried to escape their sinking ship, she began to roll. By she had completely overturned, taking many of her man crew with her.
The Prince of Walesbarely afloat, but still fighting back with her two remaining 5. One bomb went through Faceless - Repulse - Repulse deck amidships, hitting the makeshift hospital which was treating most of her wounded crew. She began to capsize to port, and HMS Expressa destroyer, came alongside to help offload the survivors.
The Japanese planes turned back to base while the destroyers desperately worked to rescue as many of the crews as possible. In all, over 1, crewmen were rescued, but were lost to fire, explosions or the sea.
In WWI the submarine had come of age, now less than 30 years later, the airplane ruled the waves.
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