30 Mar '15, 10am

Remembering HMS Isis

For the ship’s PO Diver Les Cockerton, the visit was significant as his great grandfather Henry Augustus Mannerings had been serving onboard when she was struck by multiple torpedoes. The Isis sank in a matter of minutes with all 155 hands lost, just 5 miles from the shore. On the wreck the divers paid their respects and conducted an underwater ceremony of their own. While on the surface, the ship’s company gathered to remember the lost sailors at their unmarked resting place on the seabed. HMS Isis (D87) was stationed in Singapore when war in the Far East broke out. She played an important role in the raid on Genoa, forced the surrender of the lead German merchant Leander, and sunk the German U-Boat U562. On 20 July 1944 she was badly damaged by German bombers, and later sunk by manned torpedoes.

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