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520 November 1997 19 Navy News
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Warspite is remembered

VETERANS gathered in Cornwall to remember HMS Warspite, which went aground near St Michael's Mount on her way to the breaker's yard 50 years ago. The 27,000-ton battleship saw service in both world wars, suffer- ing damage at the Battle of Jutland, and was being towed for scrapping when she performed a final act of defiance. Members of the Warspite Association - including o n e f r o m Australia - paraded through Marazion, and a new standard was dedicated. A service was also held at the Warspite memorial, close to the shore. Among those attending were representatives of the Penlee lifeboat, involved in the rescue of the eight-man caretaker crew.

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