S.M.S. Seydlitz before she had the anti-torpedo nets removed and the royal pasting she received at the Battle of Jutland. Come to mention it you could also add in Dogger Bank!
Just a quick update on the situation thus far. Firstly, to all that have sent emails I thank you hugely - they are really very much appreciated. I am writing this post so that everyone knows what is what at the same time but I will reply individually when I am able and time permits.
Laurel was in surgery for some 7 1/2 hours and early indications are that the entire tumour has been successfully removed (and is currently being lab tested). She is battered, bruised, very tired and us currently barely able to move her left leg but this is normal in these cases. She is also on industrial quantities of medication up to and including morphine. I spent 4 1/2 hours with her yesterday and will be up at the hospital again today (with a cheeky detour en route that will feature as a separate blog post).
Thank you all once again for the support and good wishes - you really are the best of people!