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Update 9th July 2017

Centenary events in Orkney

Community funded project members from ‘Scapa 100’ have recently been involved in remembering the lives lost in the HMS Vanguard disaster. Built in 1909, Vanguard was the eighth ship to bear the name and was one of the new generation of Dreadnought battleships. On 9th July 1917, she had been conducting exercises in Scapa Flow and had proceeded to anchor for the evening.  At 11.20pm there were a series of catastrophic internal explosions and the ship sank almost immediately. Of the 845 men aboard, 843 were lost.  

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