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Scrap Iron Flotilla

The Scrap iron flotilla was an Australian destroyer group that operated in the Mediterranean and Pacific during World War II. The name Scrap iron flotilla was bestowed upon the group by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. The flotilla consisted of 5 Royal Australian Navy Destroyers, the five ships of the flotilla were slow, old and built to fight in the First World War.

Edit: The ships were old at the outbreak of WWII, but were not slow. Voyager had a top speed of 34 knots and Stuart a very fast 36.5.

To the Mediterranean

Mediterranean Operations

Tobruk Ferry Service

War in East

The Flotilla

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