The Battle of Malaya 10. December. 1941
HMS Prince of wales
Manufacturer : Fly Hawk
I made Diorama the last of Royal Navy battleship the Prince of Wales that sank in the Battle of Malaya.
The torpedo struck Prince of Wales on the port side aft, abaft “Y” Turret, wrecking the outer propeller shaft on that side and destroying bulkheads to one degree or another along the shaft all the way to B Engine Room. This caused rapid uncontrollable flooding and put the entire electrical system in the after part of the ship out of action. Lacking effective damage control, she soon took on a heavy list.
The sinking of Prince of Wales was an important event that meant that the battleship was no longer the owner of the sea.
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