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Crew members of HMS Vanguard. This photograph has the following
message written on the reverse:-

HMS Vanguard
Blown up in Longhope Bay June 1917
Picked up on the shore two months after the explosion
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Picture added on 29 October 2008
Comments:
Correction to the above photograph the H.M.S Vanguard was not blown up in Longhope bay, she was just north of Flotta when the tragic event took place, maybe the photo was found in Longhope bay and that is how the confusion came about.
Added by John Budge on 01 November 2008
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