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HMS Hostile

Missing photo

HMS Hostile, Sliema
Photo courtesy Dave Charles

Arrived Malta mid-May 1940.
Took part in the Battle of Calabria, July 1940.
Left Malta for Gibraltar 22nd August 1940. On the 23rd she hit a mine off Cape Bon in the Straits of Sicily which broke her back. The explosion killed 5 men & wounded 3 others. She was sunk by 2 torpedos from her sister ship HMS Hero.