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    Trincomalee (Trincomali) North Eastern Province Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Lat 8° 34' 0N Long 81° 13' 60E  Trincomalee is located in North Eastern Province in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

Wartime History
During the war, Royal Navy Admiral James Somerville, the fleet commander of the Eastern Fleet found Trincomalee inadequate and doubted that it could be defended from determined attack.

April 9, 1942
(IJN) Carrier aircraft attack Trincomalee and HMAS Vampire is sunk by Japanese planes off the coast.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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