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Wreckage of WWI-era warship found

The sunken wreckage of the HMS Pheasant has been found off the coast of Orkney’s Old Man of Hoy.

The destroyer sank on 1 March 1917 after hitting a mine believed to have been laid by a German U-boat. All 89 crew on board were lost.

The first view of the wreck using multibeam sonar technology has been released.

Only the body of Midshipman Reginald Campbell Cotter, 20, was recovered and he was buried at Lyness on Hoy.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: ORCA

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