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HMS Sussex ablaze

Photograph of Vehicular Ferryboat No 4 fighting fires on the cruiser HMS Sussex at Yorkhill Quay. The warship was hit by a 250lbs bomb during a German air raid on 18 September 1940. It took twelve hours to extinguish the flames.

Vehicular Ferryboat No 4 was built in 1938 and operated on the Govan to Partick crossing until 1966.

Reference: T-CN 19/10/Neg No. RI-38

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
air raids, Blitz, bombs, cruisers, firefighting, fires, Govan Ferry, HMS Sussex, quays, River Clyde, Second World War, vehicular ferries, Vehicular Ferryboat No 4, warships, Yorkhill Quay



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