HMS Sheffield’s Memory Lives on With Gleaming New Memorial

With water brought all the way from the ocean where their ship now rests, veterans of HMS Sheffield watched her memorial dedicated – 40 years to the day she was fatally attacked. Penny Salt, whose late husband Captain ‘Sam’ Salt commanded the destroyer, anointed the new £15,000 monument at the National Memorial Arboretum with South Atlantic sea water. The monument…

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Inspirational Engineer Lost on HMS Sheffield 40 Years Ago

Sailors at HMS Sultan today remember engineer and former instructor David Briggs whose death on HMS Sheffield inspired colleagues to save lives. It is 40 years to the day that the petty officer – known to friends as Basher – bravely led efforts to help shipmates out of acrid smoke-filled compartments of the destroyer as fire raged when she was…

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