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Brave Jervis Bay sailors honoured

17 November 2010

5th November 1940 saw a collective act of bravery by those aboard HMS Jervis Bay. Having been assigned to protect a convoy en route from Canada to Liverpool, she took on the much heavier armed German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer in a one-sided contest. But the sacrifice and bravery of those aboard Jervis Bay bought enough time for the convoy to scatter and most ships made it safely into port.

At The Historic Dockyard Chatham, in Kent, a special 70th anniversary commemorative service was held to remember those who died.

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