Disasters in Medway

The HMS Princess Irene Explosion

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27 May 1915, 377 dead.

The Graves

Most of the bodies of the men who were killed in the explosion are still at the bottom of the Medway Estuary. Of those that were washed ashore, ten are buried in a communal grave with unidentified men who died on HMS Bulwark. There is more information on the HMS Bulwark page.

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