STANLEY PERKINS

Born: 29th May 1921, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 17th December 1940; age: 19; MPK.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: P/SSX 30350.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Acheron.’

 

Memorial Reference:

39.1.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,

 

 

H.M.S. Acheron struck a mine believed to be dropped by an enemy aircraft during refit and sea trials off the Isle of Wight. Major structural damage forward. Sinking rapidly within four minutes. 167 crew, 25 dockyard workers killed with 19 survivors.

 

H.M.S.’Acheron.

H.M.S.’Acheron.’

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