How did she know the Barham had been sunk? Perhaps she had loose-lipped friends in high places...?
Yes-I was wondering that.
Amazing that 350 of the 1200 crew survived. They must have gotten off and clear before the magazines exploded. I don't see how anyone could have survived that.
An interesting vignette, SFA...and it does seem that too often, first the powers-that-be decide they want someone out of the way, and then begin casting about for a law they can call up...this going to lengths ludicrous, however!