HMS Victoria sinking 22.06.1893 Antoine Vanner2018-07-24T19:43:48+00:00 Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail 2 Comments Louis E. February 9, 2019 at 7:26 pm - Reply I was searching to see if you had blogged about this sinking and only an image comes up with no text? One of the senior Lieutenants to survive the sinking was an interesting bridge between past and present Royal Navy eras…Sir Herbert Heath was the Second Sea Lord when your Admiral Dawlish met his end in 1918,but he had been commissioned a Lieutenant in the lifetime of the last survivor of the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar,yet was also alive as an Admiral on the retired list when the present Queen who reigns in 2019 promoted the present Duke of Edinburgh over his head as an Admiral of the Fleet in 1953. Antoine Vanner February 15, 2019 at 8:19 pm - Reply Hello Louis: Many thanks for this information on Sir Herbert Heath. He’s another example of an officer spanning two, and almost three, generations. It’s amazing just how such men adapted to teh changing technology – we think today that living with change is something new, but it isn’t! That was one of the ideas that drew me to Dawlish As regards the Victoria sinking I’ve held off from blogging about it since this case is so well known and very well covered in literature that I don’t think I can add much. It’s a key element in helping expound the theme in Andre Gordon’s superb “The Rules of the Game”. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy teh books and the blogs – and I’ll keep tapping the keys. Best Wishes: Antoine Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.