Incident Folder

The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Sinking of H.M.S. Vanguard


Historical Data:
H.M.S. Vanguard was a veteran of Jutland. Just before midnight on the night Monday 9 July 1917, she suddenly exploded. The explosion happened in a magazine which served her amidships turrets. 804 died - there were only two surviviors.