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Old 04-10-2010, 19:50
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Thanks!! Never have seen anywhere near this level of detail about this action!!! DFO
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Can't agree more, fabulous. This action rates just 18 lines in The Navy At War by Stephen Roskill DSC RN Rtd.

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Just found this thread. An absolutely thrilling read, it felt as though you were there. I particularly appreciated Commander (E) Geoffrey Robins sense of humour. Thanks.
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Just found this thread. An absolutely thrilling read, it felt as though you were there. I particularly appreciated Commander (E) Geoffrey Robins sense of humour. Thanks.
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16th May 1945.

72 years on from the action involving the five British destroyers of the 26 DF, the V flotilla, and the Japanese cruiser Haguro and destroyer Kamikaze.
The final encounter of its type, more the remarkable for being at night, this is a reminder for those not familiar with the outcome that even in the closing stages of WW2, the destroyer and ships company were still deployed performing the task for which they were designed and intended.
The earlier posts here by Red Devil still make for enthralling reading.

In the not so distant future from her action here, Saumarez would be headline news for very different reasons and unfortunate circumstances.
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In the not so distant future from her action here, Saumarez would be headline news for very different reasons and unfortunate circumstances.
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I assume you are referring to the Corfu Channel incident ... or is there something else of particular interest in her history?
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Indeed it was the Corfu Incident of 22 October 1946 which saw Saumarez seriously damaged with great loss of life, Volage being damaged to a lesser extent.

Volage was the 6th unit of the 26 DF during the Haguro action but was absent having a refit at Durban.
She was also the half leader, being in the 26 DF, 52nd Division with Venus and Virago. Saumarez was leader of the 26DF and in the 51st Division with Verulam and Vigilant.

Saumarez had seen action prior to both the above, taking an active part in the Scharnhorst action of 26 December 1943, another classic display of destroyer tactics combined with the big gun duel.
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