World War Two: Surface Fleet

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What did Royal Navy ships do in World War Two?

World War Two saw Royal Navy ships in action across the World, from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the North Sea and the oceans of the Far East. Thousands of ships were sunk in the battle to control vital supply routes and support the air and land campaigns.

Escort Carriers at sea, 1945 (RNM)
Escort Carriers at sea, 1945 (RNM)

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The Battle of River Plate

The Battle of the Atlantic

Arctic Convoys

Mediterranean Campaigns



Other invasions

Forgotten fleet