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General Sikhs were tribals?

Discussion in 'Hard Talk' started by kds1980, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. kds1980

    kds1980 India
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    well It looked like according to britishers sikhs were tribal class warriors


    i was reading about great german battleship bismarck.And in the last battle of bismarck the ship was attacked by English navies tribal class destroyers ships.The name of ships were like this

    Cossack, Sikh, Maori and Zulu,

    So i searched about Tribal class destroyer ships and found that they were part of english navy's fleet in second world war.Interestingly they named these ships on different tribes of
    world and one of the ship's name was sikh

    Tribal class destroyer (1936 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Not even one of the ship's name was on religion like hindu'muslim,*** etc but they named one ship as sikh

    so it looked like that sikhs were just tribal clas warriors in the eyes of britishers
     
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  3. kds1980

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    here is the description of HMS SIKH

    HMS Sikh (F82 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    HMS Sikh (F82)
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    HMS Sikh was a Tribal class destroyer of the Fourth destroyer flotilla of the Royal Navy. She was built by Alexander Stephen and Sons in Glasgow and commissioned in 1938. In 1941, while under the command of Commander Stokes, she took part in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in 1941 (see ORP Piorun for the destroyers' role). The night before Bismarck was sunk she fired a salvo of four torpedoes and claimed a hit after hearing underwater explosions, but in actual fact there were no hits. Richard Guy Ormand Hudson served as sub-lieutenant onboard the Sikh during the sinking of the Bismarck before being promoted to lieutenant.

    HMS Sikh transferred to the Mediterranean serving as part of Force H. On 13 December 1941, Sikh together with HMS Legion, HMS Maori and HMNLS Issac Sweers sunk the Italian Cruisers Alberico di Barbiano and Alberto di Giussano.

    On 4 August 1942 HMS Sikh together with HMS Zulu, HMS Croome and HMS Trescott sunk the German submarine U-372 off Haifa.

    On 14 September 1942 Sikh and HMS Zulu covered a commando raid on Tobruk. HMS Sikh was hit and sunk by shore batteries - 115 men were lost. HMS Zulu was damaged and sunk by bombing the following day.
     
  4. amarjyoti

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    This is a very interesting and enlightening account:)
     

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