Wreck of the Oscar

Aberdeen Maritime Museum


30/03/2013 - 17/08/2013

This exhibition, timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the wreck of the whaler Oscar at Girdleness, uncovers the circumstances surrounding that tragic event as well as exploring other wrecks and rescues along the coast of North East Scotland.

'TWAS on the 1st of April, and in the year of Eighteen thirteen,
That the whaler "Oscar" was wrecked not far from Aberdeen' - William McGonagall

Image: Wreck of the Oscar, 1 April 1813

Wreck of the Oscar