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HMS Hampshire Sinking Remembered

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Old 5th June 2016, 10:48
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HMS Hampshire Sinking Remembered

HMS Hampshire struck a mine and sank in a force nine gale
The 100th anniversary of a wartime sinking with the loss of hundreds of lives is being commemorated in Orkney.
HMS Hampshire was carrying Lord Kitchener, one of the key figures in World War One, from Scapa Flow for talks with the Tsar of Russia in 1916. He was among 737 killed after it struck a mine and sank. Only 12 survived. A stone wall with the names of all those lost in the sinking will be unveiled on Sunday evening, as part of a series of weekend events. The sinking happened on 5 June 1916, when HMS Hampshire struck a mine while tackling a force nine gale less than two miles off shore.


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I remember reading somewhere that Kitchener had his palm read some weeks before he embarked aboard HMS Hampshire that he was going to drown, but, being an excellent swimmer he dismissed the warning. Fact or fiction ?
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I remember reading somewhere that Kitchener had his palm read some weeks before he embarked aboard HMS Hampshire and he was warned that he was going to drown, but, being an excellent swimmer he dismissed the warning. Fact or fiction ?
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The Mirror published an article on Lord Kitchener the other day for the 100 year of his passing.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...n-lord-8111431
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