British air recce had revealed the presence of a battle cruiser and at least two smaller vessels. Before the weather worsened the Luftwaffe had reported the approach of the RN force.
The RN adopted a highly unusual line abreast formation, with Anson furthest from the camera.
Eventually a main turret was out of action, at which point the Admiral decided to head home, leaving the cruisers to shadow the departing (and now homeless) Germans.
Lloyd (far left) and Dave - apparently locked in some sort of embrace - while Martin and Jerry look on. There are no photos of John as his U-Boat remained submerged.