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Whale Rescue

Magnus Spence's World Famous Whale Rescue

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Burray

WELCOME TO BURRAY Bounded to the north by Weddel Sound, to the south by Water Sound, with Scapa Flow to the west and the North Sea to the east, Burray is one of the "South Isles" of Orkney. It is linked to the Orkney Mainland by causeways running over the Churchill Barriers and across the small uninhabited islands of Glimps Holm and Lamb Holm.

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The Stewart Lairds of The Bu, Burray 1292 to 1756

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The Loss of U-18

U-18 was the first u boat to try and attack scapa flow in world war 1

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UB-116

That last U Boat to be sunk at the end of World War One

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First to Land on a Moving Warship

Squadron Commander Edwin Harris Dunning (Royal Naval Air Service) made aviation history when on August 2, 1917 he became the first person to land an aircraft on the deck of a ship underway, thus paving the path to the modern fleet carrier force.

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The HMS Vanguard

The loss of the HMS Vanguard

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The German Surrender

Germany Surrender at the end of world war 1

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The Salvage in Scapa Flow

During the 1920s and 1930s the majority of the scuttled ships of the German High Seas Fleet were raised. It was one of the largest maritime salvage operations in history. Of the 52 ships that sank, only 7 remain beneath the waters of Scapa Flow.

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The Royal Oak

HMS Royal Oak was one of five Revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Launched in 1914 and completed in 1916, Royal Oak first saw combat at the Battle of Jutland

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U47

During U-47‍ '​s career, she sank a total of 31 enemy vessels and damaged eight more.She is also noted for the sinking of the British battleship HMS Royal Oak on 14 October 1939.U-47 ranks as one of the most successful German U-boats of World War II.

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Churchill Barriers

Construction of the barriers began in 1940, and was not completed until 1944

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