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The Sinking (44527 bytes)

The Sinking (44201 bytes)

Loss of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, 10 December 1941
Photograph taken from a Japanese aircraft during the initial high-level bombing attack. Repulse, near the bottom of the view, has just been hit by one bomb and near-missed by several more. Prince of Wales is near the top of the image, generating a considerable amount of smoke.
Japanese writing in the lower right states that the photograph was reproduced by authorization of the Navy Ministry.
Donation of Mr. Theodore Hutton, 1942.

Loss of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, 10 December 1941
Photograph taken from a Japanese plane, with Prince of Wales at far left and Repulse beyond her. A destroyer, either Express or Electra, is maneuvering in the foreground.
Dulin and Garzke's "Allied Battleships in World War II", page 199, states that this photograph was taken "after the first torpedo attack, during which the Prince of Wales sustained heavy torpedo damage."

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The death throes of Repulse. Already badly damaged from previous attacks, she can be seen receiving further punishment. In the bottom left hand corner of this photograph a torpedo bomber is clearly evident. The stalking and eventual sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse.

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Men (believed to be from Repulse) in the water after the sinking. The destroyer in the background is HMAS Vampire

Crew members of HMS Prince of Wales abandoning ship on to HMS Express, just prior to PoW turning over and sinking

The Sinking (44613 bytes)

"Sea Battle off Malaya"
Japanese war art painting by Nakamura Kanichi, 1942, depicting Japanese Navy aircraft making successful torpedo attacks on the British battleship Prince of Wales (center) and battlecruiser Repulse (left) on 10 December 1941.
Planes shown include "Betty" bombers.

Repulsebadge.jpg (9549 bytes)

HMS Repulse brooch/tiepin sent by James Mackenzie to his mother (35511 bytes)

Repulse badge from the collection of Andy wade

HMS Repulse Brooch sent by 

James Maclean Mackenzie to his mother

 (Picture supplied by kind permission of Joyce Ingledew - James' Niece)

repcompactcase.jpg (8913 bytes)

ladiescompact.jpg (16106 bytes)

(This picture of a HMS Repulse ladies compact case was found by the Google search engine, website unknown)

(This picture of a HMS Repulse Ladies compact case was found by the Google search engine, website unknown)

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A HMS Repulse matchbox cover (Picture found by Google search engine - unknown website) (20513 bytes)

(This picture of a HMS Repulse matchbox case was found by the Google search engine, website unknown)

(This picture of a HMS Repulse matchbox cover was found by the Google search engine, website unknown)

Ticket to view the launching or HMS Prince of Wales (Click for a larger view in a new window) (41508 bytes)

 (Picture supplied by kind permission of David Bernstein)

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