Can I ask for your help please. It will cost you nothing but a few minutes of your time.
A couple of months ago I was checking out the Receiver of Wrecks website. I saw that they had HMS Hampshire listed as being sunk in Scapa Flow. You can see the actual website entry here
Well anyone who has any knowledge of WW1 naval history will tell you that the Hampshire (with Lord Kitchener onboard) went down off Marwick Head which is north of mainland Orkney, NOT in Scapa Flow. There is a memorial on Marwick head to the 636 men (out of 655 onboard) who lost their lives.
I emailed the RoW and pointed their mistake out to them. I received a short email back saying that they would look into this.
TWO MONTHS later they STILL have the wrong information on the website. They could check this out with one telephone call!
I feel strongly that this mistake is an INSULT to the memories of all those who died. Needless to say I have emailed them again.
Please can you also join in my small campaign to correct their mistake. If you visit the link above and then go to the contact hyperlink you can email them and let them know that there is more than just me on their case.
It is just a small thing for us to do but I feel that we owe it to these men and their relatives. Alison Kentuck is the person at the RoW who is supposed to be dealing with this.