What happened to HMS Achilles?

HMS Achilles (70) was a Leander-class light cruiser launched in 1932. She was transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy as HMNZS Achilles in 1941, but was returned in 1946. She was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy in 1948 as HMIS Delhi, eventually becoming INS Delhi. She was scrapped in 1978.

What happened HMS Ajax?

She fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and was burned by accident in 1807. HMS Ajax (1809) was a 74-gun third rate launched in 1809. She was converted to screw propulsion in 1846 and broken up in 1864.

When was HMS Ajax built?

March 1, 1934
HMS Ajax/Launched

How badly damaged was the Graf Spee?

The Graf Spee was hit by at least 19 British 6- and 8-inch shells during the battle, killing 36 crewmen and wounding 60, but most of the damage to the ship was superficial.

How good was the Graf Spee?

Graf Spee, in full Admiral Graf von Spee, German pocket battleship of 10,000 tons launched in 1936. The Graf Spee was more heavily gunned than any cruiser and had a top speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 12,500 miles (20,000 km).

What happened HMS York?

York was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in late 1940 where she escorted convoys and the larger ships of the Mediterranean Fleet. She was wrecked in an attack by Italian explosive motorboats of the 10th Flotilla MAS at Suda Bay, Crete, in March 1941. The ship’s wreck was salvaged in 1952 and scrapped in Bari.

Why was Ark Royal scrapped?

Originally due to be retired in 2016, Ark Royal was instead decommissioned on 11 March 2011, as part of the Navy restructuring portion of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. Ark Royal was sold for scrap to the Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling and left Portsmouth in May 2013.

Who died on the Ark Royal?

Ark Royal survived several near misses and gained a reputation as a ‘lucky ship’. She was torpedoed on 13 November 1941 by the German submarine U-81 and sank the following day: one of her 1,488 crew members was killed….HMS Ark Royal (91)

Class overview
Fate Sunk by U-81, 14 November 1941
General characteristics
Type Aircraft Carrier

What happened to the German pocket battleship Graf Spee?

The German battleship Graf Spee in flames after being scuttled in the River Plate Estuary off Montevideo, Uruguay. Three days later, German Captain Hans Langsdorff shot himself in a hotel room in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Will the Graf Spee be raised?

The ship is only eight metres below the surface, but it has broken into two and been engulfed by mud. Once raised and restored, the Graf Spee is expected to become a major tourist attraction in Montevideo, where reminders of the battle which made it famous still abound: museums, memorials, street names, graves.