Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

HMS Truculent
A Virtual Cemetery created by: geoffrey gillon
Description: "On the evening of 12th January 1950 HMS Truculent was proceeding on the surface from the submarine exercise area to Sheerness on completion of Dockyard trials, for which a party of Chatham dockyard officers and men were also on board. The SS Divina, with a Trinity House pilot on board, was on passage from the Port of London to Ipswich and at the time of the collision, shortly after 7pm, was in the vicinity of the West Oaze Buoy, a narrow part of the Thames estuary.For some time before the impact each vessel had the lights of the other in sight....". The subsequent Board of Enquiry report states that: (The submarine) entered the Thames Estuary through Princes Channel, thence passing between Red Sand Sheal and Shivering Sand Fort on course 280 degrees. Her speed was about 9 knots through the water. In Oaze Deep, course was altered to 261 degrees. The collision occurred with SS Divina in position one mile bearing 287 degrees from Red Sand Tower.Many of the bodies were never recovered.Civilian casualties were:Mills,BaileyAlexanderService casualties were:BROOKES E,CAMPBELL E, CHILD J, DAW L A, DENNY J H,DIGHTON W E,DONNELLY P,DORN A, DRING G R, EDWARDS T C, ELDRIDGE G T, ELLIS F G, FARMAN N, FIRBANK W J, FOX F R,FROST R A C, GUTRIDGE M F, HARRISON G W J, HEAD P A T,HELLIWELL R W,HIGGINS L C, HINDES F J, HINE F W, INGLE W, JOHNSON R, JOHNSTON M B, JONES H G, LIKELY M J, MacKENZIE G E, MANLEY J S, McINTYRE J F, MURPHY M A, MYATT F G, NEIGHBOUR R A, NOON K C E, OLIVER W A, PHILLIPS E G L, PHILLIPS T P, POWELL D N, PROUSE K R, PURKISS B S, READ J L, RICHARDSON T, ROBINSON P R, SMITH A R, SWIRE W, TAYLOR C, WOOD E GThere were also civilians on board.At Gillingham [Woodlands] cemetery, there is the grave of one identified casualty from this disaster.
Records 1 to 22 (of 22 total matches)
Name Cemetery
Find your ancestors at Ancestry.com
Alexander, Ernest William 84875792
b. unknown d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Bailey, Philip John 29493380
b. unknown d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Child, John George 84881734
b. Sep. 25, 1925 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Denny, John Hughes 84933926
b. Nov. 13, 1925 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Dorn, Alfred 84872074
b. Dec. 10, 1928 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Edwards, Thomas Claude 84869999
b. May 12, 1926 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Fox, Francis Richard 84985575
b. May 17, 1921 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Gutridge, Maurice Frederick 84869250
b. Aug. 13, 1929 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Harris, Leslie George 84789348
b. Mar. 21, 1922 d. Jan. 12, 1950
St Paulinus Churchyard
Crayford
London Borough of Bexley
Greater London
England
Higgins, Leonard Charles 24961664
b. Apr. 5, 1924 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Barkingside Cemetery
Barkingside
London Borough of Redbridge
Greater London
England
MacKenzie, Edward Gordon 84823332
b. Oct. 23, 1926 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Find your ancestors at Ancestry.com
McIntyre, John Figg 84892129
b. Nov. 29, 1914 d. Jan. 12, 1950
No cemetery
Click name for details
Mills, Norman Albert 84851197
b. unknown d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Myatt, Francis George 84859191
b. Aug. 9, 1923 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Noon, Kenneth Charles Ernest 84836641
b. Mar. 20, 1929 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Oliver, William Alfred "Ginger" 84791746
b. Dec. 18, 1923 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Edmonton Cemetery
Edmonton
London Borough of Enfield
Greater London
England
Phillips, Edward George Lampia 69106740
b. May 8, 1923 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Allerton Cemetery
Allerton
Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool
Merseyside
England
Phillips, Terence Paul 84892929
b. Jun. 23, 1924 d. Jan. 12, 1950
No cemetery
Click name for details
Purkiss, Bryan Sydney 84835560
b. Jun. 3, 1928 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Read, John Lynton 33053773
b. Jul. 6, 1926 d. Jan. 12, 1950
St Peter and St Paul Chur...
Seal
Sevenoaks District
Kent
England
Robinson, Peter Robert 84836093
b. Apr. 9, 1928 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Woodlands Cemetery
Gillingham
Medway Unitary Authority
Kent
England
Taylor, Clifford "Dick" 84589512
b. Mar. 26, 1927 d. Jan. 12, 1950
Rectory Lane Cemetery
Berkhamsted
Dacorum Borough
Hertfordshire
England
Find your ancestors at Ancestry.com

 
 
Advertisement
Honoring
Randall Walker
1936 - 1967

 

Icon Key
Flowers
Famous
Sponsored
Photo Icons
Person
Headstone
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service