During the night of 15 June 1942, German E-Boats of the 3rd Flotilla left their Eastern Mediterranean base at Derna to intercept an Allied convoy bound for the island of Malta. Shortly after midnight, under the command of Leutnant Seigfried Wuppermann, the motor torpedo boat S-56 slipped past two Royal Navy escort destroyers to make a stern attack on the British cruiser HMS Newcastle. The cruiser, though badly damaged, limped back to Alexandria.
Overall size: 19" x 26"
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Signed by five veterans who served aboard HMS Newcastle.