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What ship is this? Phoebe? Jamaica?

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Old 24th August 2019, 19:47
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What ship is this? Phoebe? Jamaica?

I need a bit of help.

I am trying to find what ship this is and when the photo was taken. It was sent to me by the son of someone who served on HMS Phoebe from 1948 to 1951.

I can't find a similar image anywhere, but I thought it might be from when Phoebe was hit by a torpedo from U-161 in 1942.

Last week, the guy who sent it to me said it might be HMS Jamaica. The trouble with that is, I didn't think Jamaica suffered any such damage, even during the battle with the Scharnhorst in 1943.

Also, if it did, I'm fairly certain this old site would have mentioned it - https://web.archive.org/web/20160426...a/jamaica.html

Anyone any thoughts?
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Old 24th August 2019, 19:53
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Looks to me like she was rammed. All the metal goes inwards and the hole is bow shaped. Apart from that can't help with the identification. Good luck.
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Old 24th August 2019, 20:15
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Did some looking and found that picture which was said to be of a Swiftsure class cruiser. Swiftsure was rammed by HMS Diamond in 1953 somewhere north of Scotland. There are some SN posts on this. Picture I found was under an "Alamy" heading. So maybe a search of Swiftsure Alarmy will bring it up.
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Old 24th August 2019, 20:43
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Likely HMS Swiftsure, Minotaur class light cruiser following collision with destroyer HMS Diamond during Operation Mariner, off Iceland , 1953.
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Old 24th August 2019, 20:59
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Swiftsure for sure... https://www.alamy.com/oct-10-1953-th...ip%3d0%26pl%3d
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Old 24th August 2019, 21:06
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Yeehaw. Thank you very much for that Cisco. I did a reverse image search and the Alamy photo did not turn up in the results - or anything else remotely looking like the photo for that matter.

Now I need to update http://brisray.com/dad/phoebe.htm again.
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