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WW II anchor will return to Island soon

A memorial to those who died when the Mona's Queen sank during World War II has moved a step closer.

The ship's anchor was recovered from the seabed near France last summer, after an initiative involving the late Captain Andrew Douglas and Captain Hamish Ross.

It is now being restored at Cammell Laird ship yard on Merseyside, and will soon return to the Island as a permanent monument.

Isle of Man resident Harry Crawley was on another ship 100 yards away when the Mona's Queen was hit during the Dunkirk landings in 1940:

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