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Name Colin Smith
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Unit of Service Royal Navy HMS Sidon
Number and Rank P/MX 912901 Leading Cook
Date & Place of Death 16th June 1955  Aged 20.
Grave Location
(if known)
Roayl Naval Cemetary, Portland, Dorset.
Where Commemorated
(if known)

The Memorial Wall, Burdon Road, Sunderland.

Portland Cenotaph, Portland, Dorset.


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Colin was serving on HMS Sidon

 

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Whilst serving on HMS Sidon which is a submarine a prototype Torpedo exploded killing 13 members of the crew.

Despite efforts to rescue the crew the submarine sank by the bow.

The deceased crew were buried in Portland.

HMS Sidon.

 

 

 

Below: Colin's Grave.

(Courtesy of www.Roll-Of-Honour.com)

 

More information on the disaster can be found:

HERE

Further information can be found on Wikipedia:

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