“There were at least 28 Irish sailors lost on HMS Hampshire”
On the 5th of June 1916 HMS Hampshire sank off the West coast of Mainland Orkney a tragedy that saw the loss of 737 lives including that of Earl Kitchener, Britain’s Secretary of State for War.
“You can start off by heading down to the sandy beach…”
A small selection of the wonderful artefacts normally on display at the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre (Lyness Museum),Hoy, can be seen at Orkney Museum, Kirkwall
On 21st June 1919, Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter gave the order to scuttle the 74 ships of the High Seas Fleet located in Scapa Flow.
The 101st anniversary of the loss of HMS Hampshire will be marked next month (June 2017) at Marwick Head with a period of quiet reflection and a two-minute silence