Hallow Waters – West Loch Disaster May 21, 1944

Posted on May 21, 2014

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A sobering day honoring the fallen service members who lost their lives, at the West Loch Disaster on May 21, 1944.

A small group of civilians and military personnel was escorted  by Navy personnel  in 4 rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), with a right of passage to honor the fallen service members who lost their lives in hallow waters. Past the Hull of one of the remaining LST ships that sank after 6 ships had exploded, the LST now lays alone and silent in the Hallow Waters of West Loch.

Watch the Memorial http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=42142

 

A lone hull of a LST Ship lays  in Hallow Waters for more than 70 years after the West Loch Disaster from May 21, 1944

A lone hull of a LST Ship lays in Hallow Waters for more than 70 years after the West Loch Disaster from May 21, 1944


 

Joined by one of the last survivors of the disaster, Jack Sampson spoke about the disaster, he was on LST 222.

One of the few survivors, Jack Sampson, he was on LST 222.

One of the few survivors

Escorted by the Navy boats, right of passage to honor the fallen service members who lost their lives in hallow waters. Photo by Tina Quizon

Escorted by the Navy boats, right of passage to honor the fallen service members who lost their lives in hallow waters. Photo by Tina Quizon

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