HMS Galatea



DescriptionOn 14 December 1941 before midnight the light cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by U-557 off Alexandria, Egypt killing 469 of her crew. Some 100 survivors were picked up by the destroyers HMS Griffin and Hotspur. Less than 48 hours later, U-557 was rammed by the Italian Torpedo Boat Orione and sunk with all hands.
Year1941
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost469
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Galatea_(71)