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HMS Vanguard Remembrance

On Monday 12th October 2009 the Royal Navy Sandown Class mine hunter HMS Bangor and the RN Northern Dive Team visited the wreck site of the eighth HMS Vanguard in Scapa Flow.

 

The Northern Dive Team laid a new ensign and wreath on the wreck of HMS Vanguard.

 

Lieutenant Commander Peter Noblett attached a wreath, dedicated to the 843 officers and men who died when the ship was destroyed by magazine explosions on 9th July 1917, to the Vanguard Buoy.

 

Peter Noblett assumed command of HMS Bangor in August 2009. He had joined the nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard as Executive Officer in 2006 and sailed on three Deterrent Patrols.

. . . .   AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING . . . .