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Emergency Supplies

This ship, (operated by the army), took emergency supplies into Kirkwall during the seamen's strike in 1966. I noted that the emergency supplies included kegs of beer. Is that the Noup Head passing in front?
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Picture added on 01 December 2007
Aye Sandy, that is the 'Noup Head' passing in front. Further to my comment on picture #5422, the small motor boat lying alongside 'lobster kists' at the Hatston Slip belonged to D. Meil & Sons, Shellfish Merchants, Ayre Road, Kirkwall - the building now converted into a Night Club. The motor boat was operated by a Mr Wylie (Jim ?) and was used for towing the kists out to, and ashore from, moorings.
Added by Rob Thomson on 01 December 2007
Ko7 was h.m.s. Lofoten according to wikipedia,
Added by Erik Manson on 02 December 2007
Ta for that Erik. The men working the ship were definitely army personnel. See also picture #6366
Added by Sandy on 03 December 2007
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