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The sinking of Force Z

Battle Name : The sinking of Force Z

Date(s) : 10 December 1941

Part of : Second World War , Asia and Pacific , Japanese initial offensive , Invasion of Malaya ,

Outcome : A victory for Japanese 22nd Air Flotilla over British Naval Force Z

Type of battle : Sea, Air


Admiral Phillips on the British battleship Prince of Wales, with the battlecruiser Repulse and destroyers set out for northern Malaya to attempt to intercept Japanese transports and disrupt their landings. However it was without air cover as the carrier Indomitable was unavailable and once spotted by the Japanese 22nd Air Flotilla was heavily attacked. Both big ships went down.