AT SEA: Kimberley over Nullo

The south end of the Red Sea was the scene last week of one more conflict between the British and Italian Navies and one more conflict in official reports. A big British convoy, carrying troops and supplies from England and Australia to reinforce the Middle East armies, was attacked under cover of night. The Italians said their motor torpedo boats sank six merchant vessels in the convoy, some of them filled with troops, of whom 3,000 drowned. A British cruiser of the Sydney class, chasing the attackers after dawn, was heavily hit by artillery fire from the Eritrean shore.


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