H.M.S. Opal and H.M.S. Narborough

 

The M-class destroyer H.M.S. Narborough and her sister ship H.M.S. Opal were built for the Royal Navy in 1916 and 1915 respectively.
 
On the 12th January 1918 they were escorting H.M.S. Boadicea on patrol against mine layers. They ran into a blizzard and were returning, without Boadicea, to their base as Scapa Flow when they ran on to rocks in the Orkney Islands with the loss of all but one crewman, William Sissons.
 
naval-history.net and the cwgc list the names of 187 casualties
 
There are a number of websites which cover this disaster extensively.
The loss of HMS Opal and HMS Narborough
The Great War Primary Documents Archive
Scapa Flow (British Naval losses)
Wikipedia (Opal) (Narborough)
wrecksite (Opal) (Narborough)
 

HMS Narborough, pennant number F11, at buoy. Imperial War Museum (Q 74270)

Local Crewmen lost: H.M.S. Opal
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view Ordinary Seaman EDWARD BRAMWELL PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class EVAN BYROMPORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Telegraphist FREDERICK JOHN CALTON PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Yeoman of Signals JOHN LUND GAFFNEYPLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Stoker 1st Class FELIX HARPER LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY
view Lieut-Commander CHARLES CEASAR De MERINDOL MALAN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able Seaman JOHN JAMES MURRAY PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Able SeamanROBERT LIDDELL NICHOLPORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
view Petty Officer Stoker JOHN QUIGLEY PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Local Crewmen lost: H.M.S. Narborough
OBIT RANK FORENAME SURNAME BURIED or COMMEMORATED
view Engine Room Artificer 4th Class WESLEY BRAMWELL BENNETT LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY
view SignalmanCECIL JOHN CARTERPLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL