Battle of Duisburg Convoy - Photograph of British light cruiser HMS Penelope at Spithead.

The Battle of the Duisburg Convoy in 1941

The Battle of the Duisburg Convoy was a naval engagement on the night of 8/9 November 1941 between an Italian convoy and a British Naval squadron, which intercepted the convoy. The battle was named after the German steamer Duisburg, the largest ship in the convoy. Axis supply convoys steaming from Naples to either Tunis or …

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