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navy namvet
27 Jul 08,, 02:08
sunk by captain von Tiesenhausen's U-331 boat in a torpedo attack. one of the most famous as well as horrifying films of a battleship capsizing and blowing up. ive seen this video hundreds of time over the years. in documentaries and war movies. but I never found which one it was till recently.

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the explosion is her magazine going up. over 800 died and over 400 survived. this is the longer vid version.

Speedy
27 Jul 08,, 20:30
Yeah I have seen that lots of times too, though I have always known it was HMS Barham. Thanks for the long version all the times I've seen it it was just the last few seconds with the magazine going up.