Sub Lieutenant 

Nigel James 


Royal Navy

Died On:
23 November 1966


Nigel Campbell, left, in Truncheon’s control room. Photo: "Happy Ships", Chris Belton

Nigel Campbell was casing officer, in charge of the ropes and wires when entering and leaving harbour. HMS TRUNCHEON had been on a visit to Gateshead and was on the way out. As the submarine approached the harbour entrance, an unusually large swell came in and swept Nigel off the casing.  Despite searching for many hours, his body was never found and must have been washed out into the North Sea.


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