• Short Summary

    Dramatic pictures of battleship HMS Barham sunk by U-boat attack.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HMS BARHAM 1914 - 1941".

    Mediterranean.

    HMS Barham floating on side at sea. The battleship heels over and explodes. Huge palls of smoke rising from the stricken ship. This is the only British battleship sunk by the U-boat during this war.

    Battleship sunk on 25 of November 1941.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1157.20
    Media URN:
    40065
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1945
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:24:00 / 01:55:35:00
    Canister:
    45/55

Comments (3)

  1. Old Sandancer says

    Just a slight correction. Barham was actually the 2nd British battleship to be sunk by a U0-Boat. HMS Royal Oak was sunk by in Scapa Flow in October 1939 by U-47 commanded by Gunther Prien.

    Old Sandancer

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  2. kellermann says

    Well, actually the Royal Oak was not sunk \"at sea\"...

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  3. Merddin says

    Your comment states: This is the only British battleship sunk by the U-boat during this war. It doesn\'t specify \'at sea\' so is incorrect, as HMS Royal Oak was sunk by U 47 at Scapa Flow in 1939.

    The only way the comment can be correct is if \"the U-boat\" refers to U331, as HMS Barham was certainly the only British battleship sunk by this particular U-boat during the war.

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