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HMS BERWICK Italian Shell Souvenir.
Old 04-30-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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Here is a nice souvenir from the British naval ship HMS Berwick, now for some interent browsing to see if i can find the ''action''
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:33 AM   #2
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maybe this one

On 9 April 1940 she participated in the Norwegian Campaign and on 10 May 1940 in the Invasion of Iceland. She was then allocated to Force "H" at Gibraltar arriving on 7 November. On 27 November, while taking part of Operation Collar, Berwick was hit by a single 203 mm (8 in) shell from an Italian heavy cruiser, either Pola or Fiume,[1] which knocked out her "Y" turret and killed seven men. A second round that struck her some minutes later destroyed the after electric switchboard, leaving the cruiser's aft section without power.[2][3] Some sources credit the second hit to a Trento-class Italian cruiser, either Trieste or Trento, the only Italian heavy cruisers within range at the time of the impact.[4]

O'Hara, Vincent P.: Struggle for the Middle Sea, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59114-648-3.
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
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Neat souvenir.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:28 PM   #4
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Thanks for the repliesThis will stay on my shelf as im a big fan
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