Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 7



Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 7


The searchlight of a Royal Navy vessel casts a yellow beam onto a group of survivors. Some of them are swimming, others are on a raft. In the foreground, a life craft can be seen on the turret on the deck of another ship. A second Royal Navy vessel in the distance is shining two searchlights into the sky.

Label reads “13”; signed by the author; caption reads “(7)… scese il crepuscolo, gli incrociatori inglesi, giunsero sul luogo dell‘affondamento, accesero un riflettore, illuminarono una zattera, osservarono, poi spensero, e se ne andarono…”

Caption translates as: “(7)… It went dark, the British cruisers arrived at the site of the sinking, switched a searchlight on which illuminated a raft. They watched, then switched it off and sailed away…”

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Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 7,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 20, 2024,

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