I'm busy researching my Grandfather's part in the war and learned that he served aboard the Battleship HMS Revenge among others. I came across this amusing story that I thought I would share. Sorry if already posted - I did a search, but nothing came up. On 5 October 1939, the very day she was attached to the North Atlantic Escort Force, she departed home shores to head for Canada, carrying valuable gold bullion. During one stop in Halifax on 12 May 1940, she accidentally rammed and sank the Canadian Battle-class trawler HMCS Ypres although without loss of life. For the duration of the war that she served, whenever Revenge came to Halifax, the crews of other gate ships would make elaborate and exaggerated "Abandon Ship" manoeuvres in mockery of the old vessel.