British ambassador lays wreath in Charleston - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

British ambassador lays wreath in Charleston

Posted: Updated:

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The British ambassador to the United States has placed a wreath at The Citadel during a visit to Charleston.

Sir Peter Westmacott and Citadel President John Rosa paused at the HMS Seraph monument on campus on Monday.

The Seraph was a British submarine that secretly took U.S. Gen. Mark Clark to North Africa before the allied invasion of 1942. Clark liberated Rome and later served as Citadel president.

On another mission, the sub evacuated French Gen. Henri Giraud from France. Giraud was at odds with the British and insisted he escape on an American vessel. So the Seraph for a time sailed under both the American and British flags.

The monument is the only place in the United States where the British Navy flag flies on a shore installation.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.