At 117 feet long and with a beam of 28 feet, this three-masted ship was built to be capable of sailing through broken ice, to act as an ice breaker and also to withstand the pressures of being trapped and frozen in the ice fields as happened many whalers of that time
The lives of the men from HMS Pheasant are highlighted in an exhibition at the Hoy Kirk Heritage Centre for the month of March.
On 16th of February 1918 Lithuania reinstated its independence.
” a staggering visual experience that simply must be experienced for its beauty, commitment, passion and performances.”
“What do we expect to take away from an exhibition?”
It is an international celebration by artists and cultural groups where money raised goes towards a social cause.
William Bowen had an extensive naval career before the outbreak of the First World War on 4th of August 1914.
Five brothers from the Howarth family served in World War 1.
On 4th December 1915, at the age of 18, William Spence enlisted with the Machine Gun Corps of the Seaforth Highlanders.
“The whole thing’s coming round again,” he muttered. “It’s as if we’re living upon a wheel. As if the whole Earth is felloed with madness and death.”