On 22nd of October 1707 one of the British Navy’s greatest tragedies – the Isles of Scilly shipwreck of 1707, in which four ships and over 1300 men were lost took place. […]
Worthington Simpson was one of the great engineering companies of that era, providing mainly pumping machinery.
On 9th of July 1917 HMS Vanguard exploded in Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804 men.
“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. “
“I realised it would be a Herculean task to climb those huge cliffs, my body numbed and drained of energy. ” 228580 Leading Seaman William Cashman,
The Scapa Flow Museum is impressive and is a must see for visitors to Orkney and islanders.
Admiral Graeme was appointed Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in June 1799. He is buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard Edinburgh, Image Stephen Dickson
On 15th of May 1957 Great Britain tested its first hydrogen bomb near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean
The first book begins with Hornblower as a seventeen year old midshipman.
Harry Sultan was born in Hull on the 21st of February 1893 into a hard working family.
The Royal Navy Northern Diving Group were awarded the Freedom of Orkney at a ceremony on Friday 9th of July 2021.