Abandon Ship! (Part 2)
10 July 2017
The second ‘Abandon Ship!’ story the Wellington team are focussing on is that of the cargo ship Richmond Castle. She was sunk by a U-boat in the Atlantic in 1942. 3 lifeboats got away. One had in it a young seaman called Angus Murray, from Stornoway. The boat’s sails had been lost, but Angus stitched two blankets together so that he could sail the boat – and he did, without navigational aids, for 3 to 400 miles, till all in the boat were picked up by the RN corvette HMS Snowflake. Other survivors who appear in our film are convinced they would have lost their lives without Angus’ cool skill and courage. If you’re in London, please come aboard Wellington (next to Temple tube on the Thames) to see the exhibition. Open Sundays and Mondays from May 21st , and free!
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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