Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

March 20, 2019 – Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I). The V Class destroyer was sunk on 9 April 1942, during a battle against Japanese carrier-borne aircraft. The Royal Navy carrier HMS Hermes was also sunk…

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