Restoration of the Oceanic Lifeboat: a talk by Dr Ian Tait

Restoration of the Oceanic Lifeboat: a talk by Dr Ian Tait

Wednesday, August 9th 2017 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Shetland Museum curator, Dr Ian Tait, explains how a lifeboat from H.M.S. Oceanic survived peace and war, before ultimately being preserved.

The liner Oceanic was the world's biggest ship when launched, and served in local waters during World War One.

The ship was wrecked but lifeboat number 6 lived on, first as a ferry, then as a livestock boat. The talk will look at how she was restored at Shetland Museum, and how decisions were made.

Newly-restored, the boat is the largest item from our most famous shipwreck, and takes pride of place on the dockside during Shetland Boat Week.

Cost: £3.50

Tickets available online - www.thelittleboxoffice/sat

Location: Shetland Museum & Archives auditorium

Category: Lectures