Britain’s most iconic ancient site was the fitting setting for an 80th-anniversary service to a lost WW2 submarine.

HMS Stonehenge vanished on only her second patrol sometime in mid-March 1944 in the Bay of Bengal.

“All 50 souls aboard were lost – neither their fate, nor their boat’s have ever been determined. Most likely, the submarine struck a mine or suffered mechanical failure in waters between the Nicobar Islands and Sumatra.

HMS Stonehenge was officially listed as lost on March 22 1944 – less than three weeks after an official war photographer had captured crew on camera preparing for their fateful last mission.

Eight decades later, national veterans’ charity Alabaré organised a memorial service in conjunction with English Heritage at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire which gave the ill-starred sub her name.”

You can read more about this from the Royal Navy by clicking here.

Tom has spent the last 13 years working in the defence industry, specifically military and commercial shipbuilding. His work has taken him around Europe and the Far East, he is currently based in Scotland.
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4 days ago

R.I.P. Deeps

Mark Maher
Mark Maher
4 days ago

HMS Stonehenge, still on patrol. Fair winds & following seas shippers, we have the watch.

Andrew D
Andrew D
3 days ago

Nice if one day the wreck is found so a Ref could be lay on her RIP 🇬🇧