Honour - Sabang 1944

Date -  25-July
Type - Fleet or Squadron Actions
Conflict - World War 2; 1939-45 

Description The action comprised an air strike and surface bombardment, by aircraft and surface units of the Eastern Fleet against Japanese occupied installations an d shore batteries at Sabang on the coast of Java, Indonesia.

The battleship Queen Elizabeth (8 x 15" guns) and Battlecruiser Renown (6 x 15" guns), together with the aircraft carriers Illustrious and Victorious were supported by a strong cruiser and destroyer force.

The fact that the Royal Navy was able to successfully engage Japanese shore installations showed how much the tide of war had turned, and how Japanese shore based aircraft had weakened since the loss of Prince of Wales and Repulse in 1941.north-east of Singapore. 


HM Ships
Ceylon  Cumberland  Gambia  Illustrious  Kenya 
Nigeria  Phoebe  Quality  Queen Elizabeth  Quickmatch 
Quilliam  Racehorse  Raider  Rapid  Relentless 
Renown  Rocket  Roebuck  Rotherham  Tantalus 
Templar  Valiant  Victorious     
FAA Squadrons
831 1830 1833 1834 1836
1837 1838      
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