28 November 2022

When 1 Ship Saved 30 others - The Sacrifice of HMS Jervis Bay

Commanded by Captain (RN) Edward Fegen, VC, SGM. Lest we forget!

On the morning of November 5th 1940, the British merchant convoy HX84 was spotted and attacked by a German pocket battleship. Faced with the destruction of 37 merchant ships and a heavy blow against Britain’s survival, it fell to HMS Jervis bay, the convoy’s only escort, to charge the enemy ship head on and at all costs buy some time for the merchant ships to escape.

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