Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Glowworm (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Roope, RN, VC), sunk after ramming the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Only 31 men from her crew of 148 survived. Lt.Cdr. Roope was awarded a posthumous VC on the recommendation of the CO of the Admiral Hipper, the only recorded occurrence of a decoration awarded on the recommendation of the enemy.
Approval Date: 1941-03-26
CGNDB ID: LAJEQ