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HMS Drake. Rathlin Island Shipwreck.

By Wilson, Ian
2011, Rathlin Island Books
ISBN 0956894208
Softcover, 112 pgs (16 pages of photographs)

Descripton: HMS Drake was torpedoed on 2 October 1917, five miles north of Rathlin Island, off the north coast of Ireland. She later sank in Church Bay, the largest wreck close to the shore in Irish waters, and is passed daily by island residents and visitors alike. But that was not all that happened on that epic day, which brought some of the horrors of the Great War to the quiet shores of Rathlin Island. Recounting the life, times and death of the Drake, these stories are now being told in full for the first timeā€¦