James Barrie H15

Orkney Islands,Europe

The trawler James Barrie went down in Hoxa Sound 28.March 1969 under a journey to Hull in England. At Louther Rock she hit ground and punctured her hull. The crew was forced to abandon ship shortly afterwards, and James Barrie was left alone to drift in the current, butl she didn't sink. It was decided to make an attempt to rescue her. The British ship Grace Paterson Ritchie took her under tow and headed for Scapa Flow, but outside Widewall Bay it all went wrong and she disappeared in the deep. The wreck rest today on a depth of 35 to 43 meter south of Hoxa Head.

Former names:
James Barrie H15
Benella 180,5 x 30,4 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
666 grt Aberdeen ( UK ) 1949  ( UK )

58.48.47 N 03.02.09 W

Picture: James Barrie
Originally from skovheim.org