Photographs taken aboard HMS Kempenfelt showing the sinking of the Spanish heavy cruiser 'Baleares'

Object Title

Photographs taken aboard HMS Kempenfelt showing the sinking of the Spanish heavy cruiser 'Baleares'

Photographs taken aboard HMS Kempenfelt showing the sinking of the Spanish heavy cruiser 'Baleares'

Date

6 March 1938

Reference

KEMP 1

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

The 'Baleares' was torpedoed by the Republican Spanish destroyers Barcaiztegui, Lepanto and Artequera off Cabo Palas and suffered a magazine explosion forward. The photographs are taken by an unknown photographer aboard the destroyer leader HMS Kempenfelt on neutrality patrol [Stephen Courtney, Curator of Photographs, Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth. 17 September 2010]

Extent

1 archive box; 7 photographs

Access Conditions

Open access