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"Irene" at Grimness, South Ronaldsay

March 17th. 1969, the Irene was driven ashore at Grimness.
It was to this stranding that the Longhope Lifeboat, had been called, but never arrived. It was found upturned the next day, with the tragic loss of all the crew.
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Picture added on 07 December 2006
Comments:
What a haunting photo, especially with the history attached to this boat.
Anonymous comment added on 07 December 2006
Great picture, I used to play on this boat as a teenager.

Added by John Stevenson on 11 May 2008
my husband was one of the coastguards called out in the middle of the night to this ship, only returned home next day in the afternoon
Anonymous comment added on 10 September 2012
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South Ronaldsay

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