HMS Vehement

DescriptionOn 2 August 1918, while conducting minelaying in the western end of the Heligoland Bight, the British destroyer was sunk after striking a German mine. The explosion caused her forward magazine to detonate, blowing off the entire forepart of the ship forward of the forward funnel, and killing one officer and 47 ratings. Shortly afterward HMS Ariel suffered the same fate while leaving the minefield.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost48
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
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