Domiat

Egypt,Red Sea

Domiat was a former Royal navy frigate, ex HMS Nith, built in England in 1942. She had participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy in 1944. In 1948 she was transferred to Egypt and was renamed Domiat. During the Suez crises in 1956 the frigate was in the Suez canal and harassed neutral ships. Under Operation Musketeer 31.October she got into a fight with the British light cruiser HMS Newfoundland. After nine salvos from the cruiser, she was finally sunk by the destroyer HMS Diana who had come and assisted in the fight. The wreck of Domiat rest on a depth of 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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