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"Here you will find a general description of famous warship who were involved in some way in the Second World War. It's up to you to figure which one it was from the information I will feed you. Good luck, I think this is a tough one!"
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In action in the Mediterranean, the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney pursued 2 Italian light cruisers and caught one before they could make use of their high speed to get away. What was the name of the Italian cruiser that got caught and destroyed?
One of the very few German ships to survive the war, it was expended at the Bikini atomic tests. It had a very busy career despite short range and unreliable machinery, and participated among others to the Channel dash in company of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau.
At the Battle of Midway, this was the last Japanese carrier to be sunk. Its last air strike however contributed to the destruction of the Yorktown.
One of the many cruisers lost by the US navy in the Guadalcanal campaign, this CL was sunk in the horrible night melee that resulted from an attempt by the Japanese to lay waste to Henderson field with battleship bombardment. At the end of that battle the Hiei, a Japanese battleship, was so damaged that it had to be scuttled. The Americans had no battleships of their own in this engagement.
In another battle of the Guadalcanal campaign, and again to foil a night bombardment of Henderson field, this American battleship fired 75 16-inches shell in 7 minutes at close range in the Kirishima, scoring 9 hits that devastated the lightly armored Japanese battleship. The Kirishima had to be finished off by accompanying destroyers the next day to prevent its capture by the US navy.
In a gallant and hopeless stand, this liner - converted into an auxiliary cruiser - sacrificed itself to allow the convoy it was escorting to scatter and mostly escape the big guns of the German surface raider Admiral Scheer.
This is the only Canadian aircraft carrier to ever be damaged during WWII. In this case, it was torpedoed during an escort mission on August 22 1944, but managed to limp to Halifax despite a huge hole in its side.
In one of the most daring feats of the war, Gunther Prien took his U47 in the Scapa Flow harbor and torpedoed this veteran ship of World War I, sinking it.
In another daring harbor raid, this time by Italian frogmen using piloted torpedoes, this ship was sunk in shallow waters at Alexandria on 19 December, 1941.
The most active French battleship during the war, it was made 'operational' when it was forced to evacuate from Toulon to Dakar before completion. Damaged by the British raids of July and August 1940, it was surrendered to the allies after Torch and was sent to USA for refit and repairs, after which she went for operations in South-East Asia. It was refitted again and was deployed again to East Indies with the British fleet.
I was the RN carrier who launched the raid on Taranto that disabled half the battleships of the Italian navy. That feat would be inspirational to the Japaneses in their planning of the Pearl Harbor attack.
I am the only Italian heavy cruiser of my class to have survived the Cape Matapan disaster.
I was the last battleship ever to be sunk by gunfire in a battleship to battleship engagement.
Designed from the onset as a battlecruiser, like many early aircraft carriers, I survived the war to be expended in the Bikini atomic tests. It had the heaviest gun armament ever mounted on a WW2 aircraft carrier
One of the longest-lived battleships ever, I started my carreer as an order from Chile to the Armstrong naval yards in 1911, and was purchased by Britain on 9 september, 1914. I served as HMS Canada for the whole of world war I before being re-sold in 1920 to Chile. Modernized between the wars, I remained the Flagship of the Chilean navy until decommissioned in 1957. What was my name in the Chilean navy?
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Compiled Feb 11 13