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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 one from
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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