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The Rohilla Centenary Whitby RNLI 2014

The Weekend of the 31st October to 2nd Nov marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the hospital ship Rohilla off Saltwick Bay nr Whitby North Yorkshire. The weekend will commemorate the loss of the boat and 86 passengers.

Rohilla Centenary 2014 Whitby Lifeboat RNLI.

Rohilla Centenary 2014 Whitby Lifeboat RNLI.

Over the centenary weekend there will be several events to commemorate the loss of The Rohilla. The full list of events for the weekend are marked below.

THE Rohilla was a passenger steamer of the British India Steam Navigation Company which was built for service between the UK and India, and as a troopship. After becoming a hospital ship in World War I, Rohilla ran aground in October 1914 near Whitby with the loss of 83 lives.

FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER

11am – Nathan Palmer, the RNLI’s Interim Head of Engagement, will undertake the official opening of the weekend’s activities at the Lifeboat Museum. A superb collection of Rohilla artefacts and memorabilia will then be on show daily in the Lifeboat Museum from
10am to 6pm

SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER

12noon – Volunteers and lifeboat crew members will launch the William Riley and undergo a rowing and rescue demonstration. 1pm – A Flotilla of boats led by Whitby’s station lifeboat George and Mary Webb will proceed to the site of the Rohilla wreck for wreath laying.

3pm – On West Pier a specially commissioned plaque, provided and funded by Whitby Civic Society, to mark the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the Rohilla will be unveiled by The Most Hon. The Marquis of Normanby.

7pm – Spirit of Whitby – Rohilla Remembered (an evening of Music and Drama) will be held at St. Hilda’s Church, West Cliff, commencing
at 7pm.

SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER

11am – A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Mary’s Church (by the Abbey on the cliff top). The Servive will be led by The Right Reverend the Bishop of Whitby.

Rohilla Centenary Video

Rohilla Centenary Memorial Photographs

By |2014-11-01T19:48:20+00:00September 30th, 2014|Categories: Events, Meetings Etc|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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  1. Kate Pennock January 6, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Mary had five children, not just two, Kathleen, Francis, Nora, Daisy and Jean (my Mother). Mary was very supportive of the RLNI, to whom she undoubtedly owed her life. It is a marvellous organisation of volunteers of whom we are very proud.

    Thank you

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