News of a really interesting free exhibition on board HQS Wellington entitled "Abandon Ship! – Surviving the Wartime Atlantic".
The exhibition will run from 21st May – 6th November 2017 on Sundays and Mondays only.
The exhibition explores the experiences of merchant seamen whose ships were sunk by enemy action in the Atlantic during two world wars. Carrying vital supplies to Britain, they faced a constant danger of attack which would result in death, injury or uncertain prospects in a lifeboat hundreds of miles from land.
The exhibition includes the stories and possessions of survivors of two specific attacks during the First and Second World Wars, on the SS Otaki (see Sea Breezes March 2017 "The Otaki Story") and the MV Richmond Castle.
For those of our readers visiting London please visit this exhibition – a real reminder of the sacrifices and work of the Merchant Navy and its vital role in two world wars.