World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE SEAS: The Admiralty Regrets . . .

A British Naval force on patrol ran afoul of a well-protected German convoy in the English Channel last week. The 5,450-ton British cruiser Charybdis was sunk by torpedoes and H.M. destroyer Limbourne, also torpedoed, was later abandoned and sunk by the British. The Germans seemingly got away scot-free in the first major naval engagement in the Channel since the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen fled from Brest past Dover's white cliffs on Feb. 12, 1942.


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