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MEMORIAL SERVICE – 79TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING OF HMS NEPTUNE

December 20, 2020

Sunday 20 December 2019, 1030 St Christopher’s Chapel, Devonport Naval Base Rig: 1BW (negative swords) On 19 December 1941, HMS NEPTUNE sunk after hitting a mine off the coast of Tripoli in the Mediterranean. All but one of the 764 personnel aboard lost their lives. Amongst the crew were 150 New Zealanders, many of whom were reservists. This event represents the largest loss of New Zealand life at sea and forms a significant event in the history of our Navy and especially of our Naval Reserve. Association members are invited to attend the service which will be led by Padre Michael Berry. Further information can be obtained from the Padre on his civilian address michael.berry@aucklandanglican.org.nz.

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