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Longhope Lifeboat Crew

Beryl writes:

'This is a photo of the Longhope Lifeboat at the regatta from the early 1960's which featured on a calendar.

The crew from left to right are Bob Johnston (Engineer Bob), Jimmy Nicholson, Jimmy Johnston, Ray Kirkpatrick, Edwin Laughton, Jackie Norquoy, Bob Johnston (Soldier Bob) and Dan Kirkpatrick.'
Picture added on 03 January 2006
I'm always looking for photos of "Lifeboats" and the stories that goes with the photo Could you email me Beryl
Added by John Simpson on 31 December 2006
A grand photo! This picture was taken at the Hope pier during the Burray & South Ronaldsay Regatta. They used to hold a regatta every year but it stopped for some reason, a shame though as it makes a very interesting place to sail. Great fun to see your photos of Longhope Beryl.
Added by Lee Thomson on 01 January 2007
Question anyone are a number of those pictured the ones lost in the disaster
Added by George Higgins on 24 July 2008
Jimmy Johnston, Ray Kirkpatrick, Bob Johnston(Sodger Bob), and Dan Kirkpatrick were all lost in the 1969 disaster.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 25 July 2008
My uncle Eric McFadyen was lost on the Longhope lifeboat in 1969. Does anyone have a picture of him please?
Added by Patricia Macsween nee McFadyen on 31 July 2008
Hi Patricia,
I don't know anything about the family connection to Eric who is my half Uncle. Christina McFadyen is my Grandmother. but I have a photo from the Daily Record newspaper of a number of years ago (mid 90s or early new millennium). He is pictured in it from around the time of the Lifeboat disaster. Please get in touch and I will send you a copy.
Added by Steven Laughton on 09 August 2010
This is my Great uncle Dan Kirkpatrick on the right.
Added by Kevin on 23 April 2012
Dan Kirkpatrick was my husband's gran's cousin.
Added by Catriona Thom on 27 May 2012
Was he that's cool,it wasn't to long ago my father was up in Orkney seeing Kevin and the life boat now.I think he is planning to go back up with me this time as I have wanted to go up and see for myself the memorial and things.
Added by Kevin Easton on 04 June 2012
Hi Catriona - My mother was also a cousin to Dan Kirkpatrick. Her name was Mary Kirkpatrick and was brought up at Hillhouse, Longhope. Just wondering who your husband's gran waa.
Added by George Corrigall on 17 August 2013
My father, Wm.J.Kirkpatrick of Bressay was 1st cousin to Coxswain Dan K/k. We were the branch that left Longhope for Bressay, Shetland
Added by Eleanor Black on 15 February 2014
I am trying to get a link to Daniel Kirkpatrick in this picture, I know we are related in some way, my great grandfather George Kirkpatrick was born in 1883 in Longhope. I think Daniel's parents were Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Sutherland, appreciate any assistance, thanks in advance
Added by Tracey Kirkpatrick on 05 May 2015
Dan Kirkpatrick was my grandmother's (Eileen Magrorty) uncle. My dad has Dan's original book and script when he was on This Is Your Life.

Added by Carol Mckenzie on 22 October 2015
My husband is related to all the Kirkpatricks. His gran was called Violet Kirkpatrick. Don't know where about in the area tho but her mum was a Johnston.

Added by Catriona Thom on 25 October 2015
I was on duty at the Balfour Hospital the evening that this was on and we all sat to watch it.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 25 October 2015
Very interesting that Dan was on This Is Your Life!
Added by Eleanor Black on 25 October 2015
Remember watching it on TV it says online it was the 1st January 1963.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 01 November 2015
Daniel Kirkpatrick Appeared on This Is Your Life on 1st January 1963
see - www.bigredbook.info/daniel_kirkpatrick.html
Ellen Kirpatrick who appeared on the show was my Grandmother and sister of Daniel

I recently found out the Longhope Lifeboat - RNLI TGB was later salvaged, refurbished and sent to Aranmore, County Donegal in Ireland, where she continued to save lives answering 41 emergency calls and rescuing 31 people. She retired from that station in 1979 and came to Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine in the late 1980s.
see picture and pdf of further info here - scottishmaritimemuseum.org/collections/

Added by John Mckenzie on 16 March 2016
My brother’s partner Shona Woods’ granny was Mary Kirkpatrick married to James Corrigall. Shona is planning going to the commemoration in March next year. Shona is very keen to find out as much as she can of her family history.
Added by Shona Woods [email protected] on 17 November 2018
My Gran Mary Corrigall (nee Kirkpatrick) first cousin to Dan Kirkpatrick told me of the tragedy many times. Can someone piece together a family tree as I am coming across names I've never heard of before and confused as to who is who.
Added by Shona Woods on 18 November 2018
Shona, I have a pretty extensive Family tree for Kirkpatricks in Orkney, including Mary Isabella Malcomson Kirkpatrick who is your grandmother, I think. Please feel free to email me if I can help
Added by Tracey Kirkpatrick on 17 December 2018
Thank you Tracey, I'd love that as this was my Granny's full name. She often told me how long it took her to write her name when she was a wee girl at school!

Added by Shona Woods on 16 January 2019
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