Stromness Public School Log Book (infant school)
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|Title||Stromness Public School Log Book (infant school)|
21st June 1919
By kind permission of the Rear Admiral, Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands, the pupils and teachers were conveyed by H. M. S. Flying Kestrel to view the fleet in Scapa Flow. They had the unique experience of seeing the ships afloat, sinking, and sunk with the Imperial German Ensigns flying at the mastheads, as their crews apparently by general agreement had made up their plans to sink them on this date. The crews were seen in small boats, pinnaces, rafts etc. By 4pm only the Baden, a light cruiser ashore on the West of Cava, and the turrets of the Hindenburg were to be seen from the school.
|Item Date||21st June 1919|
|Creation place||Scapa Flow|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Sarah Maclean|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Orkney Archive|