New tribute to Shiny Sheff unveiled

Counc Trevor Bagshaw(left) who visited the memorial to HMS Sheffield on the Falklands presents a picture of the site to the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Sylvia Dunkley.Looking are former Lord Mayors of Sheffield along with other invited guests to the presentation in the Mayors Parlour at Sheffield Town Hall
Counc Trevor Bagshaw(left) who visited the memorial to HMS Sheffield on the Falklands presents a picture of the site to the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Sylvia Dunkley.Looking are former Lord Mayors of Sheffield along with other invited guests to the presentation in the Mayors Parlour at Sheffield Town Hall
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A NEW tribute to remember stricken warship HMS Sheffield now hangs in the Town Hall.

The photograph – which shows a simple cross dedicated to those killed when the destroyer was hit in the Falklands War 30 years ago – was handed over to Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Sylvia Dunkley.

West Ecclesfield Coun Trevor Bagshaw took the photograph in 2010 when he visited the memorial on Sealion Island of the Falklands Islands, .

The former lord mayor said: “I don’t think we’ll ever forget HMS Sheffield, nor should we.

“There are photographs or prints of the ship in the lord mayor’s office but nothing that shows this memorial at all.

“I thought it would be a nice gesture to present the photograph to the lord mayor as a current memorial to the ship which bore the city’s name.”

HMS Sheffield – known affectionately as the Shiny Sheff – was hit by an Exocet missile on May 4, 1982.

It sank six days later.

The memorial cross on Bull Hill in Sealion, which is the most southern inhabited island of the Falklands, looks on to the sea and bears the names of the 22 crew who died, plus two cooks.

HMS Sheffield was the second of three ships named after the Steel City.