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Crew of the Longhope lifeboat
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Crew of the Longhope lifeboat " Thomas McCunn"

April 1951.

Crew of the Longhope lifeboat " Thomas McCunn " who rescued 40 crew from the Swedish tanker " Oljaren" ashore on Muckle Skerry on 12th. April 1951.The service lasted over 30 hours.
Standing Left to Right.
(Sodger)Bob Johnston Assistant Mechanic; Eric Mowat Second Coxwain; Steve McFadyen Crew; Jackie Norquay Bowman; Jimmy Johnston Crew; Fred Johnston Jnr. Crew.


(Engineer) Bob Johnston Mechanic; Fred Johnston Coxwain.

Dan Kirpatrick also took part in the service, but was not there for the photograph. The photo was taken by Jimmy Swanson, who was the manager of the Longhope Hotel at the time, but joined the crew later and was lost in the disaster of March1969.
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Picture added on 29 December 2009 at 13:46
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