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Tragic submariners are remembered
11:30am Monday 1st October 2012 in Latest
PEOPLE gathered to mark the 80th anniversary of a submarine tragedy which took place off the coast of Dorset.
The M2 submarine sank 80 years ago this year off Chesil Beach.
She was the first submarine to carry a biplane that could land and take off from the deck.
In the tragedy all her crew and two airmen died – it is believed that the hanger doors opened early and the vessel took on water.
Three boats, including the charity vessel MV Freedom went out with a group of divers to lay wreaths on the site, which is a dedicated war grave.
Mark Bowditch from MV Freedom said: “Due to the bad weather they had to turn round.”
Instead, a service was held on land and the wreath laying will be rescheduled.