Film ID: NEFA 21809 SIX FIVE: SEA BURIAL HARTLEPOOL HARBOUR 1968 Visitor TabsDescription Film insert of a Royal Navy ceremony for a sea burial on board HMS Abdiel in Hartlepool Harbour. Filmed for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme, this item broadcast on 16 January 1968. The ship was commissioned on 17 October 1967, designated by the Ministry of Defence as an ‘exercise minelayer’. A Royal Navy ceremony takes place on HMS Abdiel in Hartlepool Harbour. Two officers lay a wreath beside a casket of ashes. The two naval officers then formally turn and march away. A tugboat helps the ship sail to sea.