HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.
The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.
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Sunk 11th August 1942.
HMS Eagle was built at Clydebank, and was launched on the 8th of June 1918, a former Battleship construction suspended in 1914. during world war two HMS Eagle served off China in 1939, East Indies 1939 - 1940, Mediterranean in 1940 - 1941. and in the South Atlantic 1941 - 1942 and Force H in 1942, she was sunk by U-73, North of Algiers on the 11th August 1942.
Capable of carrying 40 planes she was originally destined to be a battleship for Chile but was bought back and altered. The crane which can be seen was used to hoist aircraft from the hangars onto the flight deck.
Displacement: 22,600 tons. Speed: 23 knots. Armament: twelve 6 ins guns, four 4 ins AA guns, four 3 pdr guns and six 21in torpedo tubes. Complement: 950.
Sunk 23rd May 1941.