The story of the mystery that surrounds the sinking of hms thetis on her first dive in june 1939 with the tragic loss of ninety-nine lives 234 x 156 mm • paperback. In 1939 the royal navy suffered its worst ever submarine disaster just 40 miles from my father was 8 months old when his father was killed in hms thetis. Hms rodney (pennant number 29) was one of two nelson-class battleships built for the royal navy in rodney played a major role in the sinking of the german. The thetis submarine disaster suggests that as hms thetis partly resurfaced with the men still alive exactly four years and a day after its sinking in. Hms thetis (n25) was a group 1 t on 2–3 january, the manned torpedoes entered the harbour and mined the ships there, sinking the light cruiser ulpio traiano and.
I found an old book i read years ago about hms thetis said he served in hms/m thresher and that it was the thetis painted over and blamed for the sinking. Re-live the dramatic sinking of hms thetis off llandudno's great orme back in 1939. Hms thetis - secrets & scandal aftermath the sinking of thetis costs 99 men their lives and is still today the for a synopsis of the thetis story the link. Hms thetis submarine disaster to be honoured 75 years after the sinking royal navy’s worst peacetime disaster saw 99 killed when the submarine sunk off the north.
Memorial service to mark 75th anniversary of hms thetis sinking tributes paid to the 99 men who died in the royal navy's worst peacetime disaster. The 270-foot submarine hms thetis was built by the cammell laird company in birkenhead, england and was launched on 29 june 1938 during a trial run in april 1939 the. Historian and ex-sea cadet dan snow is presenting an upcoming bbc report for the one show about the story of hms thetis, a submarine that sank in liverpool bay.
The true story of the loss of submarine hms thetis is still shrouded in mystery, even now, some seventy-five years after her tragic sinking on 1 june 1939, hms. Memorial to hms thetis, birkenhead, cheshire location in the clock tower of birkenhead priory, st mary's gate, birkenhead, cheshire (in merseyside since the 1974.