Honour - SPADA 1940
The action took place off Cape Spada on the north coast of Crete.
HMAS Sydney and accompanying destroyers engaged two Italian cruisers, Bartolomeo Colleoni and Giovanni delle Bande (each 8 x 6" guns.)
Bartolomeo Colleoni was sunk but the other although damaged was able to reach Benghazi.
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