The Scrapping of HMS Chester

The light cruiser HMS Chester played a heroic part at the Battle of Jutland, notably through the exploits of Jack Cornwell, who received a posthumous VC: aged 16, he remains the youngest ever naval VC. The Chester was subsequently broken up at Llanelli, and a detailed account of her final days – including possibly the only known photograph of the ship in the town – can be found on the excellent website of the Llanelli Community Heritage group.

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