Domiat

Egypt,Red Sea

HMS Nith was a River class frigate laid down by Henry Robb Ltd in Leith in September 1941. She was launched in September 1942, and entered service in Royal Navy five months later. She participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. In 1948 she was transferred to Egypt and renamed to Domiat. During the Suez crises in 1956 she patrolled in the Suez canal and harassed neutral ships trying to pass. Under Operation Musketeer 31.October she was engaged by the British light cruiser HMS Newfoundland. She was hit by nine salvos from the cruiser, and was finally sunk by the British destroyer HMS Diana who had come to assist in the engagement. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 45 meter in the Suez canal.


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Domiat
HMS Nith, K-215 91,8 x 11,1 x 2,7 m
     
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1860 displ
Leith ( UK ) 1942 Hurghada ( EG )


Picture: HMS Nith
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