The ship's flag flew at the stern at half mast.
A firing party let off three volleys of shots. Then the bugler played the last post.
Friends carried the coffins
Friends of the dead men carried their coffins along the flight deck, to a waiting helicopter.
And then, after everyone else had left, the men and women who had worked most closely with the dead men, stood silent on deck, as the helicopter took off.
The men inside, taking off for the last time, on their way home to their grieving families.