Author Topic: Loss of HMS Opal & HMS Narborough 12th January 1918 - 100th Anniversary  (Read 260 times)

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This is dedicated to the memory of the 188 men who lost their lives on 12th January 1918 when HMS Opal & HMS Narborough were returning to Scapa Flow, Orkney from patrol duty during a bad snowstorm. There was only 1 survivor.

A wreath laying ceremony is to take place today at Windwick Bay, South Ronaldsay, Orkney and afterwards there will be a lunch at St. Margarets Hope.

Further details of the tragedy can be found at  and

They did not give their lives in battle but nonetheless made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of our Country.

Lest We Forget.


Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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