Beverley and District Ringing Society
Kingston upon Hull
33 Westbourne Avenue
Thursday, 21 October 2021 (14 in D)
1904 Plain Minor (2m)
464 Spliced: 408 Plain Bob and 56 Little Bob, 5 com (Complib 86639), and 2 x 720 Plain Bob.
1–2 Christine M Church
3–4 Neil Turner
5–6 Peter Church (C)
Rung to mark "The Russian Outrage".
On 21st October 1904 the Baltic Fleet of the Imperial Russian Navy mistook a British trawler fleet from Kingston upon Hull in the Dogger Bank area of the North Sea for Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo boats and fired on them. Two fishermen died, six more were injured and one trawler was sunk.
The incident led to a serious diplomatic conflict between Russia and Britain, with the Royal Navy preparing 28 battle ships for conflict. The incident was resolved by an International Commission of Enquiry in February 1905.
A Hull Handbells Project Date Touch.