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HMS Exeter 1929-1942: Pride of the West Country by David Vergehese, a BRLSI event

26 February @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

HMS Exeter Talk

HMS Exeter was a York Class cruiser designed within the limits of the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty. Prior to WWII she spent 10 years ‘showing the flag’ on naval diplomatic cruises, crewed in the main by sailors from the West of England.

Following her triumphant role in the Battle of the River Plate, HMS Exeter was transferred to the Eastern Fleet based at Singapore, before facing, and succumbing to, the full fury of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the battles of the Java Sea. Her tale is one of Triumph, Tribulation and Tragedy. Join us for the latest talk from BRLSI’s regular Military History programme.

More about BRLSI

The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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