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Drowned close to shore: the loss of two American Troopships in 1918


In 1918 the small island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland would witness the full brunt of the sea war on not one but two occasions. Above: Islay is the most southern of the islands in the Inner Hebrides, known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’. The first of these was on 5 February 1918 when the Troopship Tuscania was torpedoed by UB-77 at 7…