Day: December 15, 2019

HMS Galatea – ship with superb war record sank in three minutes

HMS Galatea was sunk northwest of Alexandria on 14/12/1941 by the German submarine U-557. 469 men including at least 12 from Northern Ireland, were killed. Captain Sim died with 21 of his officers and 447 ratings. About 100 survivors were picked up by the…

December 15 – Roll of Honour

Ramleh War Cemetery. Ten men represent the fallen today. They are from Ballymena, Portaferry, Belfast, Whitehead, Portadown, Londonderry, Gracehill, Lurgan, Holywood and Belfast. See also Article and RH for this day, for HMS Galatea