Abandon Ship!

Surviving The Wartime Atlantic


An exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the  SS Otaki, and the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Richmond Castle.

Between 21 May – 6 November 2017, the exhibition and events programme will explore the stories of the two ships, the fates of their crews, and wider themes of abandoning ship and survival at sea.

Hosted by the HQS Wellington and organised by The Wellington Trust, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.



The exhibition will be open every Sunday and Monday with the exception of planned closures:
26th June
2nd and 3rd July

A short film is being made to accompany the Abandon Ship! exhibition and will be posted to view online. In the meantime, please enjoy this film by Maritime Films UK.