Atlantic Conveyor Remembered

A special service was conducted today on the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Atlantic Conveyor.  The Liverpool registered ship was lost on the 25th May 1982 killing 12 people, 6 were Cunard crew and 6 were from the Royal Navy.

Atlantic Conveyor was requisitioned by the government, and was struck by two Exocet missiles and a fierce fire broke out during the Falklands War.

The service was held in Liverpool Parish Church and conducted by Father Crispin Pailing.  During the service representatives from Cunard and ACL spoke during the service.  Also speaking at the service was Revd Richard Buckley, FRSA Royal Navy who was the Chaplain to Hospital Ships during the Falklands Conflict.

After the service inside, the dignitaries including High Sheriff Stephen Burrows, Lord Lieutenant Dame Lorna Muirhead, Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Malcolm Kennedy and Angus Struthers walked outside to the memorial plaque for the Conveyor to lay wreaths and pay their respects.

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Floral tributes and the plaque

Author: James O'Hanlon

Liverpool photographer and local history fan. I will attend events of varied types and post them on this blog.

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