The destruction of HMS Indefatigable

The destruction of HMS Indefatigable

In the distance the British battlecruiser HMS Indefatigable sinking after being struck by shells from the German battlecruiser Von Der Tann first in ‘X’ magazine and then once she had limped out of the line she was hit by another salvo on the foredeck, the resulting explosion then destroying her. All but two of Indefatigable‘s crew of 1,119 were killed in the blast.

(Photo Crown Copyright, Imperial War Museum Q 64302)

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