Navy Experts Blow Up Old Torpedo in Scapa Flow

Navy bomb disposal experts safely blew up an old torpedo in Scapa Flow which could have damaged underwater infrastructure. A specialist team from the Royal Navy’s Diving and Threat Exploitation Group travelled to Orkney after survey ship MV Athena found the aged device while scanning a route for underwater cables between Flotta and South Ronaldsay. The Coastguard was alerted to…

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Scapa Flow Naval Museum Set to Reopen After Revamp

A museum celebrating the role of a Scottish island chain in the Royal Navy’s victories in both world wars reopens on July 2 after a £4.4m/three-year revamp. Scapa Flow Museum at Lyness on the island of Hoy has focused on the role of Orkney and its huge natural harbour – twice the size of Nottingham – in the two global…

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Divers “Raise” White Ensign to Mark Royal Oak Tragedy

A fresh White Ensign today ‘flies’ on the Royal Oak after Navy divers completed their sacred duty in Scapa Flow. Clearance Divers from the Northern Diving Group in Faslane returned to the wreck of the battleship to survey the sunken leviathan – and replace the White Ensign attached to the upturned hull. Some 835 sailors – many of them boys…

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