6 March 2011

Thursday 27th February 1941: raider above clouds

Mild by comparison up to 50 degree. Very dull & cloudy: drizzle. Warning from 11.19 to 11.28 a.m.; also from 11.50 a.m. to 1.20 p.m.: local guns opened fire on raider above the clouds. Did shopping in afternoon.

.On this day: New Zealand cruiser Leander sinks Italian merchantman Ramb I off Maldive Islands. 
Photo: HMNZS Leander built in Devonport, launched 13 July 1929, sold for scrap 15 Dec 1949.

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