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Prince Charles to attend ceremony commemorating centenary of Stornoway shipwreck

Jan 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

DESCENDANTS of men who died on board a ship that capsized as they were coming home after the First World War have spoken of the disaster's affect ahead of a memorial service today.

HMY Iolaire ran into rocks near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis during the early hours of January 1, 1919.

Only 82 of the 283 passengers are believed to have survived the disaster, with around half of them saved by John Macleod, who swam out with a heaving line.

The Prince of Wales, who is also known ...