Client – Historic England/Maritime Archaeology Trust
CGI/Content– Grant Cox
Web Design – Stuart Graham
On the 30th April 1917, a requisitioned trawler named the HMT Arfon struck a mine and sank, taking with her the lives of ten of her crew. Working out of Portland Harbour Naval base, the Arfon spent three years sweeping before sinking due to a mine laid by UC-61 and is one of eleven ships to suffer such a fate.
To commemorate the centenary of her sinking and in honour of those that lost their lives in her service, we have created an online virtual web tour, which can be found here. We hope it can be considered a fitting tribute to those that lost their lives on that fateful day, 100 years ago.