HMS Lightning

HMS Lightning was a Janus class destroyer of the Royal Navy, built by Palmers and launched in 1895. On 30 June 1915, the ship was engaged in destroying mines near the Kentish Knock, during which another mine struck the ship. Lightning subsequently broke in half, the bow section sinking, while the stern was towed back to Sheerness. The ship's captain was absolved of any blame but was advised that he "might have considered he was in a mine field having already sighted three mines".

Men with Lewisham connections who died while serving on the HMS Lightning:

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