THE HMS FOYLEBANK STORY

HMS FOYLEBANK TRAGEDY DETAILS. (CLICK ON THE RED LINK BELOW FOR THE FULL ACCOUNT FROM WORLD WAR II TODAY)…


HMS Foylebank bombed in Portland Harbour. When out of the sun they came, enemy dive bombers. Diving straight down onto the guard ship, machine gunning and bombing. Hell let loose, about 20 planes, they appeared to have caught us napping. I immediately told my crew that we were going in to pick up the hands and ratings who were jumping and being blown into the water alongside of her. There was a barge with work people alongside of Foyle Bank, a bomb dropped alongside the barge turning it upside down.

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