Otranto Bell, Museum of Islay Life, 22 September 2018Add to Lightbox Download
The ship's bell belonging to the SS Otranto which was sunk in Machir Bay off the coast of the Scottish island of Islay has gone on display in the Museum of Islay Life in Port Charlotte.
The Otranto sunk on 6 October 1918 and a commemoration will take place on the island to mark the centenary this coming October. It is hoped that the bell, which has been loaned to the museum by the diver who found it at the bottom of the bay, will form part of the ceremony.
Pictured: Museum manager, Jenni Minto with the bell of the SS Otranto. In the background is a flag that has been loaned to the museum by the Smithsonian museum and was made by five Islay residents in 1918.
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- Otranto Bell, Museum of Islay Life, 22 September 2018