HMS Keith D06



HMS Keith had lost her Captain, killed in action, in the evacuation of Boulogne. At Dunkirk she was under the command of Captain Berthon. At 8am on the 1st June 1940, the destroyer was off Bray Dunes when she came under concerted attack from Stuka dive bombers. A near miss jammed her helm and HMS Keith was left circling helplessly. A further air attack ensued and this time a bomb went straight down the funnel and exploded in No.2 boiler room, the vessel losing all power. The order was given to abandon ship and the stricken vessel was eventually sunk at 9.30am during yet another air raid.




Wooden plaque of HMS Keith.

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