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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


Israel Destroyer ' Eilat' Marsamxett c1960

Eilat was originally an R.N. Destroyer - Zealous.

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Grahame Cain   [Mar 15, 2014 at 12:07 AM]
Her name was Eilat, formerly HMS Zealous. My father was the manager for her conversion in Liverpool for the Israeli navy. She was sunk by the Egyptians in the 1967 war with a Styx missile. My father gave evidence to the court of enquiry, which came to Malta to hear his evidence in the Israeli embassy. All hush hush at the time, but of great interest to Nato as it was the first time a Russian missile had been seen in action!

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