Royal Navy surprises an Italian destroyer
2nd December 1942: Force K from Malta ambushes a solitary Italian destroyer in a rapid night action
The desperate struggle to resupply Malta was drawing to a close. The siege effectively came to an end on 1st December - with the arrival of the first convoy for over a year not to sustain a loss. 55,000 tons of supplies arrived from Egypt.
The Royal Navy was quickly able to r…