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SS Collingdoc

The concrete wheelhouse of blockship, SS Collingdoc, Fourth Barrier, 17th February 2019. It appears the sand level has decreased during the last couple years, probably due to digging at the sand quarry. Very different in comparison to picture #25830
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Picture added on 19 March 2019 at 12:07
This is the Canadian Great Lakes steamer Collingdoc, mined in the Thames estuary 13 July, 1941, raised 21 July & towed to Scapa as a blockship at (now) barrier 4.
Added by CDR (ret'd) Fraser McKee on 03 December 2020
Canada (& Newfoundland) lost 67 Canadian-registered ships & schooners to enemy action during the 2nd War; this is the only one at least in part still visible. The rest are at the bottom of the Atlantic, the Channel or long since broken up. Two minor parts from this piece of her armoured bridge now rest in the museum collection of the Crows Nest Naval Officers Club in St. John's, Newfoundland as a memorial to their lost ships.
Added by CDR (ret'd) Fraser McKee on 10 December 2020
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Old school above FinstownA very busy Kirkwall basinSunset in Mid-Summer at GrimbisterStone Pillars above Cuween CairnBirsay from the Brough, with Joe MatchesMrs Stevenson, possibly EvieFinstown from WidefordIngle NookAncient fireplace in Orkney croftMill of Firth, 1990s