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SS Irene ashore at Grimness
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SS Irene ashore at Grimness

A close up of part of ship seen in picture #28874 . The wreck dating from early 1970s. Any information at all greatly appreciated. Name of ship, where wrecked on the island where it came from and where it was going? This is the second of three slides taken here.

[Search on this site for 'SS Irene' and 'Longhope lifeboat' for context of the tragedy. See particularly picture #26274 and picture #26760 - Steven]
Picture added on 07 December 2022 at 20:59

On March 17 1969, eight lifeboat crew set out into a storm. They never returned.
Their home village of Brims in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, is so small that the loss amounted to a third of the population. Seven women were widowed and ten children left fatherless.
Added by Markos Tiris on 28 December 2023
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South Ronaldsay

A leg (on it's side)St Margaret's Hope pier aerial shotB. Doull & Son, St Margaret's Hope, 1989Festival of the Horse 5/5Festival of the Horse 4/5Festival of the Horse 3/5Festival of the Horse 2/5Festival of the Horse 1/5SS Irene ashore at GrimnessSS Irene at Grimness, South Ronaldsay