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Mon 4 Jun 2012 06:31 BBC Radio Scotland

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 April 2012

Just eight years before the Titanic's maiden voyage ended so tragically, another ship, the SS Norge, went down near Rockall, 300 miles out from the Western Isles, with the loss of 635 souls. It was the biggest loss of life on the transatlantic route before the Titanic. It was a Clydebuilt ship, sunk off the coast of Scotland, and most of the survivors came ashore in Scotland. It had all the hallmarks of the Titanic disaster, though nobody learned the lessons at the time. This is the untold story of Scotland's Titanic.

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