HMS ILLUSTRIOUS

Incident – On Sunday evening October 17th, 1948, the Pinnace from HMS ILLUSTRIOUS with about 50 men onboard, many of them young National Servicemen, was returning to the ship after a day out in Weymouth and Dorchester in bad weather when it was swamped and sank in Portland Harbour. In the ensuing tumult 29 young sailors lost their lives.


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