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I WAS THERE'

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' The Collision of H.M.S. Victoria and H.M.S. Camperdown'
Commander Frederick George
Loring, R.N., O.B.E.
This talk is about one of the most famous collisions in all naval history -that of H.M.S. Victoria and H.M.S. CamperdoKn, which took place forty-five years ago.
H.M.S. Victoria, the ship which went down, causing the death of twenty-two officers and three hundred and thirty-six men, was the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean fleet, Admiral Sir George Tryon. During naval manoeuvres and in full sight of the whole fleet she and the Camperdown, the flag-ship of Admiral Markham collided.
The interesting thing about the story is that those in the fleet who were on deck at the time realised that a collision was inevitable and could have been averted for many minutes before it actually took place. Why this was so, how it could have happened, and the story behind the event, as well as the actual story of his escape, you will hear from Commander Loring, who is one of the survivors of the Victoria. (Incidentally, the late Admiral Lord Jellicoe was another.)

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Unknown: Frederick George
Unknown: George Tryon.
Unknown: Admiral Lord Jellicoe

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