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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: HMS Vanguard (Hoy) Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scotsman Newspapers article about the sinking of the Vanguard:

http://heritage.scotsman.com/diagrams.cfm?cid=3&id=747592006

[Edit :Note 25/11/2008 - It tried this link but it didn't work]

I came across it whilst I was trying to find an online copy of the front page story from the Press & Journal the other day about a 90th Anniversary service on Hoy for the Vanguard which took place earlier this week.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this website

http://www.rbls-kirkwall.org.uk/memorials/Flo/HMSVanguard.doc

the 845 men lost on the Vanguard included two Australian stokers from H.M.A.S. Sydney in her cells and an observer from the Japanese Navy, a Commander Ito.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commander Ito was actually named Kyosuke Eto and you can find out more about him here:

http://www.gwpda.org/naval/cmdreto.htm

From the same website there is a list of casualties & survivors supplied by Jonathan Saunders

http://www.gwpda.org/naval/vancaslt.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) website

Hoy, Walls, Lyness, Naval Cemetery, War Memorial And Gate
Alternative Names: Lyness Cemetery; Hms Vanguard; Hms Hampshire
Type of Site: Cemetery, Gate, War Memorial
NMRS Number: ND39SW 53
Map reference: ND 3022 9461
Parish: Walls And Flotta
Council: Orkney Islands
Former District: Orkney
Former Region: Orkney Islands Area

Archaeology Notes

See also ND39NE 8045.

This cemetery houses the remains of officers and men from the wreck of HMS Vanguard (ND39NE 8045). There is a memorial.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 November 2002.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 61733
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