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Crew members of the MV HOY HEAD ex mfv 1258
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Crew members of the MV HOY HEAD ex mfv 1258

Crew members of the HOY HEAD.
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Picture added on 10 January 2007
Left to Right. Alan Smith, John Groat, Jimmy Robson, Jimmy Swanson, ? Geordie Kirkpatrick, Albert Kirkpatrick.
Brings back memories of the long journey and a great crew.
Added by Berl Simpson on 11 January 2007
I think the missing name is John Gray fron Stromness
Added by B Sclater on 11 January 2007
Alan Smith is the only surviving member of the above crew.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 05 September 2007
The missing name is Captain John Gray. This picture brings back memories, I take a look at the old Hoy Head quite often. She is lying in a sorry looking state in Irvine harbour.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 25 January 2008
Does anybody have pics of this Hoy Head before she had the higher wheelhouse put on and possibly when she was a ferry from Houton to Lyness?
Added by William Watters on 26 January 2008
Just a note to say that my article 'Winston Churchill and the Stromness Connection' which includes details about the Hoyhead, will be featured in the March 2009 edition of the Scots Magazine.
Monica Weller
Added by Monica Weller on 06 February 2009
Brilliant picture of my grandad
Added by Douglas Corse on 22 March 2010
Yes Douglas and did you ken that your Grandad Alan Smith was the last man fae Hoy to do National Service and spent two years in the R A F Medical Corps- also he is the only man in this photo who is still alive.Yes he is a great guy your grandad.
Added by John Budge on 22 March 2010
Alan was so good with bairns on the boat never charged for the peedie nippers, his brother Jock Smith was the same awful good to us on the school bus back in the later 1950's, we thought a lot of him and it was a sad day when we heard Jock had drowned.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 04 August 2013
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