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H.M.S. Veronica

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H.M.S. VERONICA (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Allan Twort Napier Diamond Anniversary

1- 8 1s+2s set and link, 1s turn 2H 1¾ to face 1st corners
9-12 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 1st corners while 2nd corners dance track of ½ reel of 4 (2s+3s dance LH across ½ way when passing in middle). 1s pass LSh to face 2nd corner positions
13-16 Repeat bars 9-12 with 2nd corners, 1s pass RSh to own side 2nd place
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle ½ way round, set and cross RH to own side. 312
25-32 1s cross down between 2s, cast up, cross up between 3s casting to 2nd place own side. 312

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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HMS Veronica was an Acacia-class sloop of the Royal Navy. She served during World War I and Post-war, she saw New Zealand service.

Veronica was built by Dunlop Bremner and Company, Port Glasgow, Scotland in August 1915. The Acacia-class fleet sweeping sloops were adapted for escort work, minesweeping, and use as Q-ships.

Veronica was in the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy from 19 September 1920 to 24 February 1934, where she exercised with cruisers, toured New Zealand ports, took part in ceremonial occasions, and went on annual Pacific Island cruises.

Veronica assisted survivors in the aftermath of the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake in New Zealand. Having berthed in Port Ahuriri only three hours before the earthquake, she radioed Auckland for help, which was provided by the light cruisers Dunedin and Diomede. She was subsequently docked for inspection for possible bottom damage as the seabed had risen up under her and was sold for scrapping in 1935.

The Veronica Sun Bay memorial was erected in 1934 and is named in honour of HMS Veronica and the outstanding service given by her officers and crew at the time of the Hawke's Bay disaster.

Veronica Sunbay
The Veronica Sun Bay Commemorating The Hawke's Bay Earthquake Of 3rd February 1931

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