Cromer's 40acts of Kindness - a lesson in giving out not giving up
HMS Invincible was launched on 9 March 1765 at Deptford and was built during a period of peace to replace ships from the Seven Years' War. By the time of her sinking, the HMS Invincible, a 74-gun third-rate ship in the Royal Navy, had earned a 36 year service record.
HMS Invincible sank on 16 March 1801 when it hit a sandbank leaving Great Yarmouth on a course for Copenhagen. Over 400 shipmates died that day.
Every year St Mary's church holds a service to commerate those lost on HMS Invincible. The service is attended by the Royal Navy and includes the laying of a wreath on the memorial stone in the church yard.