A PLAQUE has been unveiled in remembrance of the 90 sailors who lost their lives on HMS Penzance during World War Two.

The crew of the current HMS Penzance marched through the town on Sunday to commemorate the events of August 24, 1940, when the ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic.

The memorial was laid by Penzance town council and the current ship’s company of HMS Penzance, the fourth Royal Navy ship to bear the name.

Commanding Officer, HMS Penzance, Lieutenant Commander Alex Bush said “I am immensely proud to be brining my ship to Penzance and I am to reinforce the superb relationship the town and the ship have built over the years.

This visit is particularly important for us to pay tribute to our fallen ship mates and board HMS Penzance in 1940, who lost their lives when the ship was torpedoed.

“We are honored to be able to be present for the unveiling of this memorial plaque”.