The Inglorious End of the Glorious: the Release of the Findings of the Board of Enquiry into the Loss of H.M.S. Glorious

By James Levy, published August 2000

Abstract

During the evacuation from Narvik the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her two escorting destroyers were sunk on 8 June 1940 by the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Analysis of the sequence of events is based on evidence at the subsequent Board of Enquiry (belatedly discovered by the author at the Public Record Office). Captain Guy D’Oyly-Hughes of the Glorious, who was one of 1500 fatal casualties, is criticized for the ship’s not being, in all respects, ready for action.

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Filed under: North Sea | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Naval Aviation

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