The service remembered the victims of the SS Tuscania which was torpedoed by German submarine UB-77 on 5 February 1918 and the victims of the collision between the HMS Otranto and the HMS Kashmir on 6 October 1918.
The German Embassy London's Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Tania von Uslar-Gleichen joined HRH the Princess Royal, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop , the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK Woody Johnson and the French Consul General in Scotland Emmanuel Cocher, and laid a wreath. Germany’s Consul General in Edinburgh Jens-Peter Voß was also in attendance.
At sea, a wreath laying ceremony was held on board ships of all participating nations. The German Navy was represented by the FGS Lübeck.
In addition to commemorating the victims of the First World War, the service symbolised the close relationship and friendship the four nations enjoy today.