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Crew of the Opal
I have jusr discovered that my grandmother's brother, LPS Story, a surgeon probationer, was on HMS Opal when she was wrecked off the Clett of Crura in January 1918. There is a memorial in Portsmouth to the crew. Is there a memorial in South Ronaldsay to the Opal ?
on 07 July 2011
Hi Willie, There is a plaque situated at the viewpoint overlooking Windwick Bay in South Ronaldsay in memory of the HMS Narborough & HMS Opal. I can e-mail a photo to you if you want to see it.
Added by Steve on 12 July 2011
Hi Steve, Thanks for the reply. Yes, a photo would be great. Percy is a rather neglected member of the family but very much beloved by me grandmother. Sadly, she lost her son, James, at sea in a canoeing accident just before WW2 was declared and his body was never recovered. She must have had mixed feelings when another son joined the Royal Navy in 1941.
Added by Willie Orr on 16 July 2011
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