SURRENDER AND SCUTTLE
How the Great War at Sea ended
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Andrew Kerr, Expert in Residence in Aberdour Heritage Centre
The Centre is small and this event is planned as a round-table conversation not as a talk.
Come with – a question you have always wanted answered, to learn something new or to share your knowledge.
Come to either session at: 11.30 – 12.30 or 2.00- 3.00
Andrew Kerr has had a lifelong interest in ships and the Royal Navy. He was Consultant Naval Historian for the successful BBC Television programme “Scotland’s War at Sea”, and was a member of the Scottish Government’s Battle of Jutland Commemorations Working Group.
Andrew will talk about battleships, battlecruisers and the operation of the British Grand Fleet before describing how the German ships were met, 50 miles east of the Isle of May, and escorted into the Firth of Forth, thereafter being interned at Scapa Flow. There, just over 100 years ago, they were scuttled by their crews. In terms of the Armistice of 1918, the best ships of the German High Seas Fleet were to be disarmed and thereafter interned to await allocation to the Allied navies.