28 Nov '14, 3pm

Sailors & marines in HMS Bulwark paused to remember Naval tragedy from #WW1

Bulwark remembers battleship 100 years on 28/11/2014 Whilst at sea in the Mediterranean on 26 November, sailors and marines in the amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark paused to commemorate the tragic loss of the fifth HMS Bulwark destroyed in an explosion one hundred years ago. On the morning of 26th November 1914 whilst moored on the river Medway at Sheerness, the 15,000 ton first-class armoured battleship was blown apart by a massive explosion. Sadly, from a Ship’s Company of 750, 741 men lost their lives in what was the second most catastrophic accidental explosion recorded in the history of the United Kingdom.

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