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Honour - SPADA 1940


Date -  19 July
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - World War 2; 1939-45

 
Description 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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Hasty  Havock  Hero  Hyperion  Ilex 
Sydney (RAN)        
         
 
This page last edited - 09 April, 2013.

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