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Burra Sound

The SS Tabarka is a blockship sunk in Burra Sound close to Graemsay during WW2. She now sits up side down on a shallow sea bed. The above picture shows divers in the engine room.

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Picture added on 29 January 2004
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Ian Potten
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She was sunk about 1944 or 45. When I was 5 or 6 years old and making my way from Garson to Windywalls in Graemsay one afternoon there was a very loud explosion and then, when I got to the top of the brae, there was a new blockship in Burra Sound. She had distinctive "goal-post" masts. Like goalposts across the width of the ship and a mast standing from the centre of the horizontal member.
Added by Len Wilson on 03 March 2019
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