Diary November 13, 1941

HMS Ark Royal after hit by U81

Torpedoed direct below the command tower by U-81 off Gibraltar, a severe list causing cumulative flooding on the starboard side which choked the boiler uptakes and stopped Ark Royal in the water. She eventually capsized and sank only 25 sm off Gibraltar.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, November 13, 1941:

Sea War

Mediterranean: HMS ARK ROYAL TORPEDOED by U-boat U-81; despite all efforts to save her she sinks, November 14, only 40 km east of Gibraltar.

Eastern Front

Operation Barbarossa: Germans and Rumanian troops make unsuccessful attempt to take Sebastopol by storm.

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