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HMS Southampton

Sunk on the 11th January 1941 whilst taking part in Operation Excess.
The Luftwaffe Diaries gives an account of this attack where a squadron of Stuka's guided by a Heinkel 111 pathfinder attacked at extreme range from Sicily (some 300 miles out).
The report states they attacked out of the sun & a bomb exploded in the engine room, later to sink the ship.
Two delayed action bombs hit the ship.
The ship was disabled however but not sunk & with no hope of moving so the decision was made to sink the ship in case it fell into enemy hands.
Reports suggest she was topedoed by cruisers HMS Orion (4 torpedoes) & HMS Gloucester (1 torpedo) on the 11th January 1941.
All crew were transferred to HMS Diamond.


References -

Naval History website