Posts tagged with ‘Lifeboat’

  •   THE BOYD DISASTER. by Cormac F. Lowth cormaclowth@utvinternet.com   And such the trust that still were mine, Though stormy winds swept o’er the brine, Or through the tempest’s fiery breath, Raise me from sleep to wreck and death. Emma Hart Willard,   Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep.   February 1861 will be remembered not only for the

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  • There have been lifeboats in Dublin Bay for more than 200 years. This is one of the oldest services in existence. The first lifeboat was located at Sandycove and run by the Dublin Ballast Board. In 1817 a lifeboat was located in Old Dunleary, before the present harbour was built.

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  • ‘Drowned like rats’ The torpedoing of Arandora Star off the Donegal Coast, 2 July 1940 Michael Kennedy (difp at iol.ie) This paper is a revised version of ‘Men that came in with the sea’ which appeared in History Ireland in 2008.   A PDF version of this article is available: click here   The torpedoing of the Blue Star Line’s

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  • An exhibit illustrating this event will, on occasion, be displayed in the Museum The date is 10th October 1918. The place is Kingstown (now DunLaoghaire), Britain (of which Ireland is an integral part) is at war with Germany. A war that came to a close within a number of weeks. At the Carlisle pier one of the Kingstown to Holyhead

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  • A tale of bravery and sadness. ... ... On the afternoon of the 20th of February, 1914, there being what was described as a somewhat unsteady breeze from S.S.W., with a force of 4 to 5, misty showers of short duration, and a moderate sea, the coastguards on duty at Bar of Lough, between 2.30 and 3 o’clock, sighted a vessel between the Saltees Island and the Keragh Islands, on the port tack. Recognising that the stranger was in a perilous position, the signals J.D (“You are standing into danger”) were hoisted, but apparently without any response being made.

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