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HMS Pheasant #OnThisDay

On 1st March 1917 HMS Pheasant an M Class Destroyer was sunk when it struck a mine, off Rora Head, Orkney. All 89 lives were lost. Only one body was ever recovered. Midshipman Reginald Cotter is buried in Lyness Naval Cemetery, Hoy.

HMS Pheasant was sunk off Rora Head, Hoy, Image credit Martin Laird

Fiona Grahame