HMS Blenheim and HMS Java

DescriptionWhile sailing in convoy to India both ships were lost without trace in a gale and are presumed to have foundered somewhere off Rodrigues. Blenheim was reported to be in poor shape and it is speculated that Java may have sunk while trying to rescue Blenheim's crew in the storm. About 280 men were lost from Java and 590 from Blenheim.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost870
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
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