City-Adopted Boat Marked with Plaque in Malta
THE 89 MEN lost on HMS Olympus, an Odin-class submarine adopted by the city of Peterborough, have been remembered by the unveiling of a new plaque in Malta. Entering service in 1930, Olympus sailed with the China Station until 1939, and then from Colombo in 1940, before transferring to the Mediterranean Sea.
Peterborough adopted the submarine during ‘Warship Week’, a national savings campaign to raise funds for the production of warships for the Royal Navy. The city raised £410,000 in a single week (£17,540,000 today) in its part of a national campaign raising a total of £955,611,589.