Herbert Taylor

Rank:Ord. Artificer 4Number:P/SR8738
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Royal Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:H.M.S. Barham
How Died:Killed at Sea
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
An apprentice at Linotype Ltd, Broadheath.   Joined the RN on outbreak of
war and H.M.S. Barham was his first (and only) ship.

Ordinance Artificer 4th Class

H.M.S. Barham was torpedoed at 16.30hrs on 25/11/41, off the Libyan Coast
in position 32.34N 26.24E by U.331.  It capsized and blew up within five
minutes 862 men lost - 450 rescued.   It was a 'Queen Elizabeth' Class
Battleship of which 5 were built between 1913 & 1915.   They had a
displacement of 31,000 tons and a complement of 1,200 personnel.
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