HMS Hunter, Sunk During First Battle of Narvik 10 April 1940, Found in One Thousand Feet of Water – Part 26

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Official Commemoration of Locating the wreck of HMS Hunter


Photo of what appears to be the seal of HMS Hunter on the bottom of the fjord.


Vice Admiral Jan Reksten in January along with British Major General Garry Robison.


Young sailors from HMS Albion were given the honor of laying a wreath at the site of HMS Hunter.

These young men and women are heirs to a tradition of excellence and bravery which goes back four hundred years. Yet under Conservative Party Prime Minister David Cameron, the Royal Navy has been reduced to nothing more than a glorified remnant of its former self — a shining collection of small toys to be brought out for ceremonial duties. It’s pathetic.

According to the British Ministry of Defense, there are only 28,000 officers and ratings in the Royal Navy. That is less than the number of sworn officers in the London Metropolitan Police. The US Coast Guard is almost twice as large.

[Sources: UK Defense Website and Wikipedia. Images courtesy of the BBC, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.]

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