A Fraserburgh fishing vessel was at the centre of the frantic rescue operation that followed the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow on Orkney on October 14, 1939.
HMS Royal Oak
Family and friends turned out to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the sinking HMS Royal Oak yesterday.
A series of commemorative events have been held in Orkney to recall the 835 men and boys who died aboard HMS Royal Oak when it was sunk by a German u-boat 80 years ago.
As midnight approached on October 14, 1939, there was no reason for the crew of the Royal Oak to believe they were in any peril.
It was one of the biggest naval disasters in British history: the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak by a German U-boat in Orkney on October 14, 1939.
A cash reward has been offered after a laptop containing precious survey data from the famous sunken battleship Royal Oak was stolen in Orkney.
Two Army cadets from Orkney have sailed almost 600 nautical miles around the coast of Britain, honouring the fallen heroes of the First World War in the process.
It is a story that stands out for its poignancy, even among the tragedies of World War II.
A World War II torpedo that was found in the waters off Orkney has been destroyed by experts from the Royal Navy.
One of the last survivors of the HMS Royal Oak sinking has died.
The 75th anniversary of one of the worst losses in British naval history will marked held in Orkney tomorrow.
A commemoration will take place marking two significant dates in the history of a warship which was sunk in Orkney during World War II with the loss of 833 lives.