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THE LOSS OF HMS SAUCY ON 4 SEPTEMBER 1940

 

The deep-sea rescue tug HMS Saucy was sunk by an enemy mine on 4 September 1940 in the Firth of Forth. She carried a crew of 31. Of the 26 crew who perished, 18 came from Brixham, It took many years before Gordon Thomas and Sam Tribble finally got a lasting memorial erected to the memory of these men in the form of a bronze plaque at the old Fish Market building.

To find the full story and the casualty list, visit the following site:

www.roll-of-honour.com/ Ships/HMSSaucy.html

 

 

HMS Saucy Memorial Plaque

Gordon Thomas, who led the campaign for a local memorial

commemorating the crew of HMS Saucy, with the memorial plaque.

Courtesy: The Express & Echo 14 August 2004

 

 
 
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