Remembering The Hampshire

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Marwick Head Orkney. Kitchener Memorial. Thanks to Scott McIvor

Illustrated talk: Remembering The Hampshire 

Date: Wednesday 1st June

Venue: Birsay Hall http://www.birsayhall.com/

Time: 7.30pm

Free admission

As part of the First World War Commemorative Cultural Programme, The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are giving a talk detailing some of the findings from the ROV survey of HMS Hampshire conducted two weeks ago. Edited footage from the ROV survey will be shown in addition to photographs of the wreck.

This survey forms part of an archaeological project to assess the condition and record the wreck and surrounding seabed and was recently undertaken by the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute working in partnership with Seatronics – an Acteon Company, Teledyne RESON, Roving Eye Enterprises Ltd and Triscom Marine Ltd.

Thanks to Roving Eye Enterprises for ROV footage and images.

Further survey work using the Seatronics Predator ROV is in the planning stage.

This project has received funding and sponsorship from Interface, Orkney Islands Council and NorthLink Ferries.

Permission to undertake this remote survey was granted under licence by the MOD.

For further information

Sean Page (Marketing Officer, University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute). Tel: 01856 569229 e-mail sean.page@uhi.ac.uk