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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/20160426023235/http://www.rjerrard.co.uk/royalnavy/jamiaca/jamaica.html

Anyone any thoughts?
 

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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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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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Likely HMS Swiftsure, Minotaur class light cruiser following collision with destroyer HMS Diamond during Operation Mariner, off Iceland , 1953.
 

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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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There are indeed, vide https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=298

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