South China Sea

Prince of Wales GunAfter a 13 hour flight from London we arrived in Singapore where we boarded our hard boat for the trip. The main focus was to dive the two famous British WWII warships HMS Repulse & HMS Prince of Wales. The two vessels were sunk by massed Japanese torpedo bombers in the same action - and now lie on the bottom some eight miles apart, 200 miles north of Singapore about 50 miles off the land.  The loss of Prince of Wales was the first time that a battleship had been sunk in action by air power and is seen as defining the end of the era of the battleship and ushering in the era of sea borne air power.

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