On this day: the sinking of the HMS Barham

The British Royal Navy battleship HMS Barham (04) explodes as her 15 inch magazine ignites.

The Barham explodes.

British battleship HMS Barham was sunk by Germany on the 25th of November, 1941.

HMS Barham mid-1930s

Launched in December 1914, the Bahram was used both in the First and Second World Wars.

498px-Admiral_Charles_Middleton,_later_Lord_Barham_(1726-1813),_by_Isaac_PocockCharles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham

She was named after Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, who was both a politician and a British naval officer.

On the day of its sinking, the ship was hit by three torpedoes from a German submarine. 841 people died.

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