Requiescat HMS Implacable: 2 December 1949

By Editor, published May 1950


The ceremonial scuttling of HMS Implacable on 2nd of December 1949 is described. The ship was towed from Portsmouth Harbour to Spithead and thence into the Channel with an escort of naval vessels. Scuttling charges were exploded and the ship began to sink immediately but did not finally disappear for some hours.  Invited guests included English and French representatives in recognition of the ship’s French origin as the Duguay Trouin, and boys who had served in the Implacable as a training ship. Details of many of the guests and of the naval ships attending are given.

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Filed under: English Channel | Post WW2
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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