Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 3



Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 3


A Royal Navy vessel exchanges salvos with an enemy ship in the distance. Both are engulfed in flames and plumes of smoke. Shells are exploding in the water near both vessels.

Label reads “9”; signed by the author; caption reads “(3) … Ed ecco un colpo partito a dritta andare a segno: l’incrociatore inglese navigava in testa alla formazione, ricevette una scossa formidbile, è una fiamma balenò sul suo fianco sinistro, la grossa nave sbandò mandando fumo nerissimo…”

Caption translates as: “(3)… there, a salvo launched from starboard hit the vessel: the British cruiser, in the forefront of the line-up, suffered tremendous damage and a fire flashed port side. The large vessel tilted, belching out black smoke.”

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Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 3,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 21, 2024,

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