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Old 12-31-2017, 04:54 AM   #75
Carruthers
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Aboard cruiser HMS Sussex (1945)

This recollection is from:

George Coyne of Lightwater, Surrey.

In 1945 I was serving in cruiser HMS Sussex. My ship was part of a task force (Operation Livery) in action at Phuket Island in what is now Thailand.
The Japs attacked us with suicide planes, one of which hit us and another struck and sank HMS Vestal.
She was a minesweeper and was Camberley's adopted warship.
She was the last British warship to be sunk during WW2.
There's some rather onerous conditions attached to reproducing the full text, hence the somewhat brief extract above.

WW2 People's War for the full article.
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