October 14 – Battleship sunk in UK’s safest anchorage. Roll of Honour

HRH Princess Royal at the location where seven men from Northern Ireland died on this day in 1939 when the battleship HMS Royal Oak was torpedoed and sunk in Scapa Flow. Just weeks after the outbreak of WW2, it was one of Britain’s worst naval disasters. Joseph Cherry and James Cobourn, from Lisburn were teenagers when they died in the closing days of WW1. Their stories will move you.

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