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The loss of HMY Iolaire

**Update 23/08/2019** An MOD spokesperson has said: “We can confirm that the site of HMY Iolaire will officially be recognised as a site of final resting place on September 2, 2019. This means the ships wreckage will be protected under … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea: HMY Iolaire

This past year I have been busy with shipping disasters that tie into the First World War, and this post is about one of them.┬áThis particular tragedy occurred on the 1st of January 1919 and concerns HM Yacht Iolaire. I … Continue reading

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