Cemetery, Sorbie Road 10 HMS Dasher Memorial Service Remembrance Day 11 November 2010
On the afternoon of Saturday 27 March 1943, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Dasher was sailing in the Clyde Estuary between Ardrossan and Arran. At 4.40 pm, there was an enormous explosion. Within a short time, the ship sank. Of the 528 men on board, 379 were killed by the blast or drowned. On Remembrance Day, 11 November 2010, a memorial service conducted by Canon Matt McManus of the Church of Saint Peter in Chains and the Reverend Jim Smith of the Evangelical Union Church, was held in Ardrossan Cemetery at the graves of the HMS Dasher sailors who are buried there.