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Scapa - anyone remember?

Scapa 1960s Anyone remember what happened here
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Picture added on 12 October 2011 at 17:09
excllent photo, must be mid to late 70s though, i remember seeing that boat there when i was a boy. often thought about it in later years when i was walking on beach, wondering if i had actually dreamt it up,i always knew some day somebody would put up a photo of it here...
Added by Chris Shearer on 12 October 2011
Early to mid 1970s, for I can remember being out there as a small boy and hearing what happened spoken about. But I can't remember what it was - was it a boat over from Caithness maybe?
Added by Paul Sutherland on 12 October 2011
Think this was 75- 76 Dick Kelly's LA GAVIOTA broke its moorings in a blow and was driven ashore.
Added by Allan Besant on 12 October 2011
I think this was the old Pentalina !!
Added by Willie Neish on 12 October 2011
Was this the pleasure cruiser La Gaviota which went aground in the 70s and was refloated by Andrew Sinclair
Anonymous comment added on 13 October 2011
I think it was a boat belonging to Jim Corsie. It was anchored off and broke its moorings. I think a JCB was used to dig a track for it.
Added by W Watters on 13 October 2011
Was this somebody that tried to get work at Flotta wi' that boat, was she triple screw, seem to mind it bein aboot when I was on the Despatch in 75.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 13 October 2011
Jimmy, she belonged to Dick Kelly, mind he ran the CORN RIG back an fore to Flotta. The LA GAVIOTA was moored in Ore bay for a while and wae had to pump the old thing out the whole time to stop her sinking lol They were going to do great things wae her but it never came off in the end she broke her moorings at Scapa and landed her on the beach, after they got her off she was towed away but on the road south she broke her tow and couldnt be found again till she landed on the other side o the north sea. Think she did eventually get to her destination.
Added by Allan Besant on 14 October 2011
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