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Fishing boat on the rocks

Not sure of the date. Can anyone help as I've four photographs of this ship and I don't know anything about her. I know that is Hoy in the back ground.
Picture added on 30 March 2007
It's a Norwegian line fishing boat, if the first two letters of the registration are SF, she's from the county of Sogn og Fjordane.
Added by Erik Manson on 30 March 2007
Looks very like the Norwegian line fishing vessel NORHOLMEN that grounded on Braga in Hoy sound in the late sixties see picture #1971.
Added by Allan Besant on 30 March 2007
Re my first comment. In shipwrecks of Hoy Sound it states that 23 Nov 1966 the Norwegian motor trawler NORHOLMEN of Alesund ran aground on the Kirk rocks Hoy Sound. The crew came ashore in a liferaft and walked into Stromness.
Added by Allan Besant on 30 March 2007
I remember walking out to see her below the kirkyard on the day she came ashore after school. She remained largely intact for a considerable time then she was broken up for scrap by some folk from South Ronaldsay I think. they used the former Stromness Harbour Trust Jones Mobile crane but she was not completely removed. Amazingly 41 years later there are still parts of her hull and engine beds lying just to the East of the kirkyard to this day. Obviously they made good quality steel in the early 1900s when she was built!!
Added by W Mackay on 05 January 2008
The door of the skippers cabin is a part of 52 St Catherines Place now.
Added by Kenny Fraser on 18 July 2008
There is a ship visible between the derrick and foremast. Could this be the "St Ola 2" on her way to Scrabster?.
Added by Fred Johnston on 19 July 2008
If this is a photo of the fv Norholmen which Allen said lay below the shore at the grave yard, was she re-floated from her position in this photo and grounded again around below the kirkyard ?? The wreck i remember there ( and had my photo taken on board ) was much farther up the shore and directly below the kirkyard.
Added by Colin Mcbeath on 20 July 2008
She was gradually driven further up the beach by subsequent Westerly Gales.
Yes Fred I'd say that was the 1951 Ola heading out - The photographer timed his shot well to frame her in the derrick
Added by W Mackay on 20 July 2008
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