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Old Jul 10th 2017, 3:55 pm   #1
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Default 100 Years Ago On This Day

HMS Vanguard exploded with the loss of 800+ lives.
See Wihipedia and other websites.

Here is a start - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vanguard_(1909)
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HMS Vanguard exploded with the loss of 800+ lives.
See Wihipedia and other websites.

Here is a start - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Vanguard_(1909)
Wasn't that 100 years ago yesterday?
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It is a reminder of the senseless loss of life in that war.
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It is a reminder of the senseless loss of life in that war.
I think you will find that this disaster was a consequence of a magazine explosion unrelated to enemy action. Back in the day a number of warships had magazine mishaps ( accidents) resulting in total destruction of the warships involved and a heavy loss of life.

See http://www.gwpda.org/naval/thist24.htm.

Fortunately lessons were learned and warship design and practices post WW1 almost eliminated such 'accidents'.

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I think you will find that this disaster was a consequence of a magazine explosion unrelated to enemy action. Back in the day a number of warships had magazine mishaps ( accidents) resulting in total destruction of the warships involved and a heavy loss of life.

See Explosions in Warships During the War.

Fortunately lessons were learned and warship design and practices post WW1 almost eliminated such 'accidents'.
As you say almost...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster
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Here's an earlier example. I've been to see the memorial in the cemetery in Punta Arenas, Chile:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Doterel_(1880)
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Do many forgotten tragedies in the story of the Empire !
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