HMS Hunter, Sunk During First Battle of Narvik 10 April 1940, Found in One Thousand Feet of Water – Part 29

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British and Norwegian naval vessels went in formation around HMS Hunter.

From Metro UK News 9 March 2008:

A procession of ships led by Flag Ship HMS Albion, and including HMS Bulwark and HMS Cornwall held a formal wreath-laying and memorial service, conducting synchronised ceremonies on deck.

They then turned in formation and steamed over the wreck. The 110 crew who perished when HMS Hunter was sunk were toasted in the traditional Navy way, with a tot of rum poured over the side.

Two of the youngest members of the ship’s company on HMS Albion, Engineering Technician Joe George and Able Seaman Warfare Specialist Yasmin Thornton, both 17, dropped the wreath over the side on behalf of the ship’s company.

[Source: Metro UK News. Image courtesy of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.]

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