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Timing of anchor recovery was 'astonishing'

It still hasn't been decided where the anchor of one of the the Steam Packet vessel sunk at Dunkirk in 1940 will be sited when it returns to the Isle of Man.

The artefact was recovered from the sea bed during commemorations in France to mark the 70th anniversary of the rescue of the British Expeditionary Force. 

The Mona's Queen was sunk on her second run into the beaches after taking 1,200 troops back to Dover on her first run.

Many of her crew went down with her.

Former Steam Packet chief executive Hamish Ross, and fellow mariner the late Andrew Douglas, were the men behind the plan to bring the anchor home.

Hamish Ross says the timing of the recovery was 'astonishing':

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