HC Deb 18 November 1931 vol 259 cc831-2
11. Commander MARSDEN

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can make any statement as to the circumstances of the loss of His Majesty's Ship "Petersfield"?


His Majesty's Ship "Petersfield," with the Commander-in-Chief on board, went ashore on the north side of Tung Yung Island about 2.50 a.m. local time on 12th November, 1931. His Majesty's Ship "Petersfield" was on passage from Shanghai to Foochow, a port only open to a small sloop. The weather was thick and the night dark. The vessel was surrounded by rocks and ended broadside on to the shore, bumping badly fore and aft. There were no casualties, although the ship's company were landed with some difficulty. Certain gear and stores have boon removed and the wreck has now been abandoned, as it is breaking up and there is no hope of salvage.

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