HMS Duke of York-Flagship of Adm. Fraser

HMS Duke of York - Flagship of Adm. Fraser

This view portrays HMS Duke of York, flagship of Adm. Fraser, at sea off the North Cape of Norway searching for the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst who she will meet and sink in the evening of this day. She is under the command of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser.

Below is a photograph of George Eyre taken in 2016 holding a print of USS New Jersey. A wireless telegraphist on board HMS Duke of York, he engaged in arctic convoys, sorties against Tirpitz, and the famous Battle of North Cape in December of 1943 involving the sinking of Scharnhorst. Click here for more additional information about this British Naval hero:
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