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The Wreck of the SS Rohilla
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90th Anniversary Commemoration The commemoration to mark the 90th anniversary of the Rohilla's loss.
90th Anniversary Commemoration - Gallery One The first of three galleries from the moving ceremony
90th Anniversary Commemoration - Gallery Two
90th Anniversary Commemoration - Gallery Three
HMHS Rohilla - The Story of a Lifeboat Hero Robert Smith, the coxswain of the Tynemouth lifeboat
HMHS Rohilla - An Account Of A Dive On The Rohilla Viv Young, a novice diver recounts her own experience on the wreck of the Rohilla
Arthur Brown Personal recollections of member of the Whitby St. John Ambulance Brigade during the tragedy
Arthur Shepherd As a scout present at the tragedy, Arthur was the first to be awarded The Cornwell Badge
Arthur Petty A personal letter sent by Sgt. Arthur Petty who sadly did not survive the tragedy
Bernulf The title of a Folk CD which has a moving track about the Rohilla
Rohilla Bible A single photographic page of a bible presented to James Brownlee
Binocular Discovery News of the discovery of a unique set of binoculars related to the Rohilla
Binocular Donation The donation of the binoculars to the Whitby lifeboat museum
BISNC Part One A look at the British India Steam Navigation Company (BISNC Ltd), the owners of the Rohilla at the time of her loss
BISNC Part Two The second part of the narrative written by Dave Mitchell an ex employee of the BISNC Ltd
Craven Herald - 6 November 1914 Excerpts from the Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard
Craven Herald - 13 November 1914
Craven Herald - 20 November 1914
Craven Herald - 5 February 1915
Craven Herald - 2 April 1915
Fred Reddiough A personal letter sent by Fred to his wife after surviving the Rohilla's loss (Updated)
Final Fifty Souls The names of the final fifty souls rescued from the Rohilla by the Henry Vernon (Updated)
Museum Display Case A simple single page with a large (downloadable) photograph of the museum Rohilla display case
Harold Duxbury Part One Harold was a close companion of Mr. Ken Wilson the original Rohilla author, this small series gives a wonderful insight to life in Barnoldswick
Harold Duxbury Part Two
Harold Duxbury Part Three
Harold Duxbury Part Four
Harold Duxbury Part Five
Harold Duxbury Part Six
Lucys Verse Our daughter wrote this a verse as a schoolgirl and I proudly included in my book
James Brownlee His experience throughout the loss of the Rohilla, as the 2nd Coxswain of the Tynemouth motor lifeboat Henry Vernon
Rohilla Audio Track The full lyrics from the Rohilla track on the Bernulf CD
Mr. Richard Knagg One of the founding members of Whitby St. John Ambulance Brigade
Neil White Verse - The Defeated A longer descriptive poem about the sad loss of the hospital ship
Personal Recollections Personal memories of the loss of the Rohilla, found in a corner cabinet I recently acquired
Robert Smith A look at the Tynemouth Coxswain who rescued the final survivors from the remains of the once proud liner
The Former Lifeboat Henry Vernon The story of what became of the former Tynemouth lifeboat and its own sad end
The Rohilla Tragedy An overview of the vessel and its loss
Robert 'Scraper' Smith Another example of Coxswain Smith's courage from a kind relative
Mrs. Selina Offord Mrs. Offord travelled on the Rohilla as a child, this is a transcript of her experience
Shields Daily News - 6th November The report carried by a newspaper on the 6th November
Shields Daily News A special addition to a copy of the Shield Daily News
Shields Daily News - 22nd December A further report by a newspaper on the 22nd December
Rohilla's Specification A simple list of the ships specifications
Ken Wilson The first person to write exclusively about the loss of the Rohilla and the inspiration for my own endeavours
Wreck of the Rohilla Acknowledgements The following pages are pages from his book, reproduced here with his express permission
Ken Wilson Biography Ken's own autobiography
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Rohilla Wreckage One A short selection of the Rohilla's remains above water (gallery page)
Rohilla Wreckage Two A second selection of the ship's remains above water (gallery page)
Whitby St. John Ambulance brigade - Part One The first of three pages dedicated to a branch formed just one month before the Rohilla tragedy
Whitby St. John Ambulance brigade - Part Two
Whitby St. John Ambulance brigade - Part Three
Thomas Cummins - Henry Vernon Mechanic The man responsible for ensuring the welfare of the Henry Vernon's mechanics
Whitby Memorial Monument The impressive memorial erected to mark the last resting place of the Rohilla's victims
The William Riley of Birmingham& Leamington The lifeboat hauled overland and lowered down a 200ft cliff
Nottinghamshire Free Press The text carried by a newspaper on the 6th November
Mary Kezia Roberts A fascinating look at Mary Kezia Roberts a survivor of the RMS Titanic and the SS Rohilla
Exploring The Rohilla The tale of the salvaging of the ships two prized propellers
BBC Coast A introduction to the two day filming experience for the BBC Coast series
Copyright A simple request asking you to not reproduce anything which I present within this website without our permission
Jigsaw One
Two Famed RNLI Coxswains - Mike Russell and Tom Clarke
Jigsaw Two
William Riley of Birmingham & Leamington

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