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WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO WERE

KILLED IN ACTION ONE HUNDRED

YEARS AGO TODAY

HMY. RHIANNON

Under the command of Lt-Cdr George Wellburn RNR. HMY. RHIANNON was a hired Admiralty yacht and used as an auxiliary patrol vessel. On the 20th July 1915 was ordered to investigate sightings of mines near the wreck of the Norwegian steamer Peik, when she herself detonated a mine which had been laid by the German submarine UC3 in the Thames Estuary. HMY. RHIANNON sank with the loss of 5 of the ships company including her captain Lt-Cdr Wellburn.

ARVEY, Richard, Leading Seaman, RNR, 2711B

WADDELL, William, Sub Lieutenant, RNR

WELLBURN, George W, Lieutenant Commander, RNR

WILSON, Alexander, Cook, MMR, 745362

WRIGHT, Alan H, Able Seam

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