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Leicester City

Both Stromness & Thurso Lifeboats were called out to this unfortunate casualty. Due to the dense fog it was not certain where on the west side of Hoy she lay.
Coxswains Wm Sinclair and Angus Mackintosh received thanks on vellum for this long & demanding service.
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Picture added on 09 March 2008
Comments:
As can be seen in this great photo, the "Leicester City" was fitted with radar, not common still at that time.
Jimmy Moar fae Hoy had the tube of that radar for about 40 years, it proved what the skipper always maintained- that his set was burnt out- for indeed you could clearly see the center of the tube was scorched.
Some years back Jimmy presented the item to the Maritime Museam in Grimsby and now it is on show along with the story of the sad loss of the " Leicestershire"
Added by John Budge on 11 March 2008
Hi I am Robert Hunt, I live in Grimsby, my dad was one of the crew who lost his life that dreadful night and I would just like all the people of Hoy and other places that you will never be forgotten for all the help you did and now a lady auther is writing a book all about what happened that night and when it is finished I will send a copy to Hoy. Thank you. Regards Robert Hunt
Added by Robert Hunt on 19 March 2019
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