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Remembered Today:

HMS Black Prince at the Battle of Jutland


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The medals & Memorial plaque to Bandmaster\Bandsman Giovanni Urso, of HMS Black Prince.  The entire Band went down with her that fateful early morning of June 1st 1916  - 12 Musicians.  Plus 14 Musicians on HMS Defence.  

Urso had been on Black Prince since her time in the Mediterranean in 1913. he was awarded his RN Long Serevice medal whilst on Black Prince in Jan 1916.

 

Bryan

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Excellent information, thank you

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