Diary January 23, 1941

scuttled old armoured cruiser San Giorgio

The scuttled old armoured cruiser San Giorgio, which was used by the Italians as a coastal defence ship at Tobruk harbour until the town was captured by the British.

Diary for Thursday, January 23, 1941:

Sea War

After emergency repairs carrier Illustrious leaves Malta for Alexandria (then goes to Norfolk Navy Yard, USA).
Five Norwegian merchant ships – interned at Gothenburg, Sweden, since April 1940 – elude German minefields and the Gneisenau and Scharnhorst and rendezvous with British Home Fleet in Skagerrak.

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