The Roll of Honour
Nationality:  British  
Rank:  Stoker, First Class
Service:  Royal Navy
Unit:  HMS Imogen
Age at Death:  20
Date of Death:  16 July 1940
Service Number:  C/KX 93531
Reference:  38, 2
John Hogben was born in 1920 in Dover, the eldest of eight children born to John and Alice Hogben (nee Willis).


On July 16th 1940 HMS “Imogen” was in collision with HM Cruiser “Glasgow” in thick fog off Duncansby Head, Scotland. Extensive damage was caused and fires started which forced abandonment of ship. The surviving ship’s company were rescued by the Glasgow. The Imogenwas abandoned about 5 nautical miles south-east of Duncasby Head, Scotland and sank in position 58º34′N, 02º54′W.

HMS Imogen

HMS Imogen

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