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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. Black Prince


Historical Data:
H.M.S. Black Prince was a Duke of Edinburgh Class armoured cruiser. On 31 May 1916, at he Battle of Jutland, she had fallen behind the main fleet, having sustained damage. At one point she turned towards what she believed ot be a British line of ships, only to encounter a German line. She turned away but, without firing a shot, she was raked from stem to stern by a series of salvos from six ships at very close quarters (between 750 and 1500 yards). She exploded and sank with all hands in 15 minutes. All her 857 crew were lost.