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Sinking of HMS Otranto hit Georgia hard 105 years ago
GS museum director brings WWI disaster at sea home for Bulloch County Historical Society
Bulloch County's four young men who died in the 1918 HMS Otranto disaster were, left to right, Carswell Deal, John M. Sheffield, James Warren Williams and Brooks Beasley. Historic photos courtesy of Dr. Brent Tharp.
After the tragic accidental sinking of HMS Otranto in October 1918, the bodies of young Americans washed ashore on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, and deep sadness crossed the Atlantic to families in Bulloch and Screven counties and across Georgia.
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