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Faces of the Florizel

SPECIAL EVENT

02/23/2018

On February 23, 1918 the SS Florizel left St. John’s,NL for what would be its final journey. What was supposed to be a routine trip from St. John’s to Halifax and then to New York ended in tragedy. Blizzard conditions and miscommunication between the bridge and the engine room caused the vessel to crash into the rocks near Cappahayden, Newfoundland. Of the 137 souls on board, only 44 survived. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Florizel, and Admiralty House Museum is creating a new exhibit titled “Faces of the Florizel”. This commemorative exhibit will feature memories of family members, oral histories, archival records, and artifacts from the individuals connected to the shipwreck, whether they were on the SS Florizel or part of the rescue efforts. “In the early hours of Sunday, February 24, 1918, an SOS Morse code message was sent from the SS Florizel. That message was received at the HM Wireless Station, which is where Admiralty House Communications Museum currently resides”. Admiralty House will be partnering with the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA). SONRA and Station Manager VO1DK plan to operate on the HF bands using the Florizel’s callsign “VO1MZL” during February 23 to 24.

 

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Feb 23-Feb 24, 1100Z-2000Z, VO1MZL, St. John's, NL. Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs. 14.200. QSL. Admirality House Communications Museum, 365 Old Placentia Road, Mount Pearl, NL A1N0G7, CANADA. On February 23, 1918 the SS Florizel left St. John’s,NL for what would be its final journey. What was supposed to be a routine trip from St. John’s to Halifax and then to New York ended in tragedy. Blizzard conditions and miscommunication between the bridge and the engine room caused the vessel to crash into the rocks near Cappahayden, Newfoundland. Of the 137 souls on board, only 44 survived. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Florizel, and Admiralty House Museum is creating a new exhibit titled “Faces of the Florizel”. This commemorative exhibit will feature memories of family members, oral histories, archival records, and artifacts from the individuals connected to the shipwreck, whether they were on the SS Florizel or part of the rescue efforts. “In the early hours of Sunday, February 24, 1918, an SOS Morse code message was sent from the SS Florizel. That message was received at the HM Wireless Station, which is where Admiralty House Communications Museum currently resides”. Admiralty House will be partnering with the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA). SONRA and Station Manager VO1DK plan to operate on the HF bands using the Florizel’s callsign “VO1MZL” during February 23 to 24. www.admiraltymuseum.ca



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