HMS URGE Memorial Unveiled in Malta

Relatives of the 44 who perished aboard the HMS Urge off Fort St Elmo in World War II have finally been able to attend a memorial service for their fallen forefathers after a monument commemorating the sinking was unveiled on Wednesday.

The ceremony was attended by President George Vella, British High Commissioner Catherine Ward and members of the Royal Navy, with the AFM performing a gun salute in their honour. The remains of the vessel a few miles outside of the Grand Harbour were only discovered in 2019.

Times of Malta

A wreath was laid over the wreck of the URGE by Commodore Jim Perks CBE, Commodore Submarine Service.

This video via the HMS URGE Facebook Group

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  1. I’ve just returned from Malta and whilst in Valetta I had half an hour spare so decided to go look at this memorial. It is actually within the grounds of the National War Museum Fort St Elmo and NOT in a public place. I informed the staff I was short on time but they would not let me visit the memorial alone and insisted I pay 10 euros to enter the museum to visit the stone. I didn’t have time so left to watch the daily gun salute at upper Barrakka gardens. Submitted for info should anyone plan on visiting, though I don’t doubt the whole museum would have been very interesting had I had the time.

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